Irving Shipbuilding hiring hundreds of skilled trades workers

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Sampson Irving Shipyard Sunrise

Unifor Marine Workers’ Federation (MWF) Local 1 is growing!

Members of the Local are reaching out to friends and colleagues to recruit skilled tradespeople to help build the future of the Royal Canadian Navy.

“We walk into this shipyard every day knowing we are part of something truly special,” said Shannon Sampson, President of Unifor MWF Local 1. “We are eager for our Local to grow and we’re ready to welcome skilled workers to join our Unifor MWF Local 1 family.”

The shipyard is hiring hundreds of workers immediately. See the below openings and apply via Irving Shipbuilding’s human resources process for consideration.

Electrician, Red Seal

Engine Fitter, Apprentice

Engine Fitter, Red Seal

Metal Fabricator, Apprentice

Metal Fabricator, Red Seal

Pipefitter, Apprentice

Pipefitter, Red Seal


Spray Painter

Stagebuilder/ Scaffolder

Welder, Apprentice

Welder, Red Seal

The Local union at the Shipyard has a long and proud history dating back to 1937.

“Our Local and National union have been instrumental in making the Irving Shipyard a more inclusive workplace, supporting programs like Women Unlimited and Pathways to Shipbuilding to remove barriers to employment for equity-seeking communities,” said Sampson.

Unifor is proud to represent more than 1,100 skilled trades workers at the Irving Shipyard in Halifax, Nova Scotia.