Join us building and maintaining the Royal Canadian Navy fleet

The Canadian Armed Forces are known around the world for their teamwork, leadership, and expertise. That's why we are committed to hiring CAF veterans to join our team working to support the Royal Canadian Navy. Are you one of them?

We offer:

  • Long-term opportunities in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 30 years of employment building patrol vessels and surface combatants
  • Continuous ship repair work on Halifax Class frigates 
  • The most modern shipbuilding facility in North America
  • A skilled, globally diverse team
  • In-house training and development opportunities
  • Work that directly supports the Canadian Armed Forces 

If you are curious about how your skills translate from Military to Civilian you can check out Canada's job translator

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

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 in the areas of:

  • Shipbuilding and Naval Defence Experts
  • Combat Systems Engineers & Specialists 
  • Skilled Trades People - Pipefitters, Riggers, etc. 
  • Project Management Professionals
  • Supply Chain/Procurement Specialists
  • Quality Engineers
  • Security Officers
  • Material Management Specialists

For more information on current opportunities, click HERE

If you'd like to connect with our recruitment team for more information about available positions, please send a resume and letter of interest to:

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, while continuing to support the Canadian Armed Forces. 

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

North America’s most modern shipyard

Since 2012, Irving Shipbuilding has invested over $400 million to create the most modern, innovative and cost effective shipbuilding facility in North America.

Our facilities are custom designed for to build Canada’s future fleet. 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.

  • Dedicated steel fabrication facility in neighbouring Dartmouth, Nova Scotia providing over 9,000 square metres for steel burning, cutting, forming and fabrication services
  • Graving Dock for ship-repair and maintenance work 
  • 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
  • 47 metre high Ultra Hall facility used for Block and Mega Block Assembly
  • State of the art weld fume extraction system that allows for 100 simultaneous welding operations while maintaining safe air quality
  • Newly constructed land level construction point where final ship erection will occur prior to launch
  • Service outfitting pier (165 metres in length) located alongside the land level construction point
  • SmartMarine 3D advanced marine asset and ship design software


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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