Join our team of 1,900 proudly building Ships for Canada

Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada’s shipbuilder. We have built over 80% of Canada’s current naval fleet and our Halifax Shipyard has been at the forefront of Canadian Shipbuilding for over 125 years.

We are the most modern shipbuilder and in-service support provider in North America and currently working to revitalize the Royal Canadian Navy’s combatant fleet. We offer:

  • 30 years of employment building up to 21 modern patrol vessels and surface combatants
  • Work in the most innovative and efficient shipbuilding facility in North America
  • Join a skilled, globally diverse team
  • In-house training and development opportunities

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is a member of the J.D. Irving, Limited group of companies, a diverse family owned company with operations in Canada and the United States.

Current opportunities:

Irving Shipbuilding is actively recruiting for experienced professionals to join our Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) and Supply Chain teams in the areas of:

  • Platform Engineers & Specialists (Hull, Mechanical, Electrical) 
  • Combat Systems Engineers & Specialists 
  • Shipbuilding and Naval Defence Experts
  • Project Management Professionals
  • Procurement Specialists
  • Procurement Manager
  • Cost Engineers
  • Quality Engineers
  • Material Management Specialists
  • Material Manager

For more information current opportunities, click HERE

Why Join Irving Shipbuilding?

At Irving Shipbuilding, we are committed to building the best ships, with the best workforce in the best facilities. By joining our team of more than 1,900 shipbuilders you can enjoy a dynamic, diverse and family friendly career with a company dedicated to your success, health, wellness and safety.

Irving Shipbuilding is proud to provide our workforce with stable, good paying jobs you can raise a family and build a future on.

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Security clearance, and United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

North America’s most modern shipyard

Since 2012, Irving Shipbuilding has invested over $350 million to create the most modern, innovative and cost effective shipbuilding facility in North America.

Our facilities are custom designed for the efficient building of Canada’s naval ships. At 408 metres in length and 46 metres in height, our Assembly and Ultra Hall facilities provide the largest undercover shipbuilding operation in North America.

  • A dedicated steel fabrication facility in neighbouring Dartmouth, Nova Scotia providing over 9,000 square metres for steel burning, cutting, forming and fabrication services
  • A steel assembly area containing a 12 metre wide panel line and sub-assembly area
  • 11 unit assembly/pre-oufit/3D unit workstations
  • Two state of the art paint booths designed for painting of outfitted units
  • A 47 metre high Ultra Hall facility used for Block and Mega Block Assembly
  • A state of the art weld fume extraction system that allows for 100 simultaneous welding operations while maintaining safe air quality
  • A newly constructed land level construction point where final ship erection will occur prior to launch
  • A service outfitting pier (165 metres in length) located alongside the land level construction point
  • The best and newest technology on projects that will span 30+ years
  • SmartMarine 3D advanced marine asset and ship design software

About Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia, is vibrant and bustling with activity. Consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in Canada, it is safe, affordable and home to a diverse population of over 418,000. Halifax offers excellent public and private education opportunities for kindergarten to high school students, as well as six degree-granting post-secondary institutions and three community colleges offering trades training. Halifax is home to historical landmarks and a thriving art and culture sector. The unique atmosphere of the city is warm and inviting, providing a balance of small town charm with the amenities of a large urban centre.

Halifax Stanfield International Airport is 30 minutes from downtown Halifax and offers daily direct flights to most major Canadian cities.

Learn more about Halifax


Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
3099 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada  B3K 5M7

Tel: 902.423.9271
Twitter: @IrvingShipbuild
LinkedIn: Irving Shipbuilding

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