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Irving Shipbuilding
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Located at 3099 Barrington Street Halifax NS B3K 5M7, or 35 Mic Mac Boulevard, Dartmouth, NS, B3A 4Y8, Nova Scotia, Canada, Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada’s shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited family of companies, we have been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for more than 50 years, and our Halifax Shipyard has been at the forefront of Canadian shipbuilding for 130 years.
Since 2012, we have invested more than $400 million in facilities, people, processes, and technology, making Halifax Shipyard one of the most modern and capable shipyards in the world.
Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 23 modern patrol ships and surface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, the largest defence procurement in Canadian history.
This year, we will deliver the lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years. And we’re just getting started. We’re growing our team with career-defining opportunities that will revitalize Canada’s shipbuilding industry and provide Canada’s sailors with the ships they need to protect Canada’s interests at home and abroad. Our workforce of over 2,000 will grow to more than 2,800 at peak construction of the Canadian Surface Combatants.
We have built more than 80% of Canada’s current combatant fleet and continue to perform maintenance and modernization work on the ships, including the Halifax-class frigates.

This is a permanent, full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English.

  • This role directly supports the objectives of the Talent Management team, with a focus on the implementation of programs that aim to attract, measure, develop and manage Irving Shipbuilding’s talent pool as well as ensuring the organization's talent strategies are effective and aligned with organizational goals;
  • Partner with the business and HR Business Partners to ensure the successful execution of Talent Management Strategies;
    Collaborate with the Talent Center of Excellence, HR Business Partners and key stakeholders to support the design, development and implementation of Talent Management Strategies;
  • Collaborate with the HR Business Partners to execute Irving Shipbuilding’s Succession Planning Program as well as support talent assessments and reviews as part of the organizational Talent Review;
  • Collaborate with the HR Business Partners and Business Leaders to execute the Workforce Planning Process;
  • Ensure effectiveness and awareness of programs used to support employee career and leadership development;
  • Ensure organizational jobs have the required competencies identified for success.


  • Education Required:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Organizational Development, Adult Education, or related field;
    • A professional Human Resources designation would be considered an asset;
  • Years of Experience Required:
    • 5 years of progressive experience in Human Resources, with dedicated experience supporting talent management strategies would be preferred;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as exceptional customer service skills;
  • Professional, confident, enthusiastic and detail oriented;
  • Energetic self-starter who enjoys working in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.

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

What We Offer:

  • Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:
    • A flexible 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 JD Irving group of companies.

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:
Please complete the online application form. An up-to-date resume of past experience and education is required.


All applications will be reviewed by one of our recruiters. If the recruiter sees a potential opportunity (current or future) that matches your skills and experience, you will be contacted to discuss your qualifications for a position with Irving Shipbuilding.  


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.


We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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