Jan 17, 2023 | Uncategorized | Return to News

January 17, 2023 – Blacks Harbour, N.B. – Its generous support of people and communities while building on its business success has earned Cooke Aquaculture Inc. a place among Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers.

This special designation recognizes the employers in Canada’s four Atlantic provinces that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. The annual competition is organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

“We’re a family company. That’s important to us as our seafood business has grown through Atlantic Canada and around the world,” said CEO Glenn Cooke.

“We’re connected to our communities, and we’re committed to helping them grow. As a company and as individuals, we value qualities like respect, compassion, and generosity. It’s those values, and it’s our people, which make our company successful.”

Cooke Aquaculture, with operations in all four Atlantic provinces, has seen tremendous growth during unprecedented and uncertain times.

In 2022, the company added Connors Transfer Limited – a 143-truck fleet based in Stellarton, NS – to its transportation team. Cooke also expanded its global market reach by acquiring the leading shrimp processing company in Western Europe, Morubel N.V., as well as Australia’s leading vertically integrated seafood producer, Tassal Group Limited.

Closer to home, Cooke made a partnership investment into family owned Ganong Bros., Limited to help strengthen and grow Canada’s oldest candy and chocolate company, which is also an important employer in southwestern New Brunswick based in St. Stephen.

In Atlantic Canada, Cooke Aquaculture is known best for its vertically integrated Atlantic salmon operations. The “egg-to-plate operations” offer a wide range of career opportunities from the ocean to the office and many places in between.

In addition to those occupations directly related to raising farmed Atlantic salmon, Cooke Aquaculture also employs people in all the administrative and support fields that any large company requires. That includes finance and accounting, human resources, IT, sales and marketing, treasury, legal and other professional occupations.

Work locations vary from small coastal communities such as Hermitage, NL, Shelburne, NS, or Charlotte County, NB, to larger centres like Saint John, Charlottetown and Dartmouth. In addition to offering employment to long-time residents, Cooke Aquaculture has also become an employer of choice for new Canadians and has welcomed newcomers to communities throughout the region.

Cooke Aquaculture’s dynamic growth and wide variety of positions and work locations lead to the company’s recruiting tagline: “An ocean of opportunity awaits.”

Job seekers can navigate those opportunities by visiting mycookecareer.com to learn more, apply online or create a profile and get notified when new positions are posted.


Media Contact:
Joel Richardson
Vice President, Public Relations
Cooke Aquaculture Inc.
40 Wellington Row, Saint John, N.B., Canada E2L 3H3
M +1-506-721-1093 / T +1-506-694-4938