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About Irving Shipbuilding

The shipbuilders of Irving Shipbuilding have constructed over 80% of Canada’s Navy at sea today. Work is now underway building the next generation of combatant vessels for those who bravely serve.

Six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and 15 Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC) will be built to replace the frigates built in the 1980s and 1990s. Two custom designed AOPS for the Canadian Coast Guard have also been confirmed.



Shipbuilding in Canada is creating jobs, driving innovation, and fueling local economies across the country. The work being done is a generational employment opportunity, generating a coast-to coast-to coast supply chain that has seen over $4.96 billion in investments.

As a direct result of our trusted partnership with the Government of Canada, Irving Shipbuilding is reinvesting in projects that reach beyond our shipyard. We are committed to helping Canadians, investing in Canada's ocean economy to protect our environment, partnering with small businesses, creating programs for underrepresented groups in the workforce, and supporting veterans and military families.

When we build in Canada,
we invest in Canadians directly.

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and in your province

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