Career Growth at Irving Shipbuilding

A Career That Grows With You

Career Development

Irving Shipbuilding believes in the capability of its people. We’re ready to commit for the long-term, and we do this by providing opportunities for our people to develop their skills, learn new roles and achieve unparalleled growth within the company.


We respect and admire those people who are as committed to this task as we are. Their efforts are recognized.


Our first commitment to anyone who steps foot in our shipyard is to keep them safe, always. We believe in a workplace where everyone’s certain that every possible precaution and procedure is being taken.

Career Development

At Irving Shipbuilding, we don’t believe in jobs – we believe in people. We believe in growing careers. Whether you’re new to shipbuilding or an experienced shipbuilder, the generational nature of our projects provides stable, long-term employment, with opportunities to learn and grow.

If you’re ambitious, then there’s room for you to be part of our story. This philosophy underpins all the training, education, and apprenticeships we offer to the talented individuals who choose to make Irving Shipbuilding their calling.


Building vessels that must perform in the toughest environments requires attention to every single detail, and no detail is more important than team safety. Throughout our history, safety has been a cornerstone value at Irving Shipbuilding. Our people rely on us and each other to make safety a priority at all times.

That’s why we use the very latest in techniques and technology, ones that offer the most advanced safety measures in the industry. Our staff and management share a commitment to be vigilant at all times.

Kate Surette, Production Supervisor, Pipe Welding
The best part of working at Irving Shipbuilding is the opportunity for growth. As a welder, the training programs provided here are endless - there is always room to improve and refine your skills. The most rewarding part of my role is being able to pass my knowledge to other welders!
Kate Surette, Production Supervisor, Pipe Welding

Benefits and Total Rewards

Irving Shipbuilding cares for the wellbeing of our employees and is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plan
  • Employee & Family Assistance Programs
  • RRSP matching program
  • Health & Wellness reimbursements
  • Opportunities to take part in job related training and development
  • Growth and progression opportunities within Irving Shipbuilding and the larger network of the J.D. Irving group of companies

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