Welcome Summer Students!

May 17, 2016: 

J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is pleased to welcome approximately 340 summer students across our operations this summer.

JDI is looking forward to working with students from 36 universities and colleges who are working towards broadening their skills and knowledge in the areas of Transportation and Logistics, Retail, Corporate Services, Media, Consumer Products, Shipbuilding, Construction & Equipment, Pulp & Paper, Woodlands, Sawmills, and Agriculture.

“Students are a key part of our talent strategy as we continue to build our pipeline to fill future needs as we grow the business. We are confident that you will have a great experience and look forward to hearing your feedback as you work through the next few months,” said Colleen Baxter, Vice President, Human Resources.

  Summer Co-op Students
Head office co-op students at orientation.


Gaelyn McMackin is an accounting co-op student who is excited to be back with JDI for a second work term. 

“This summer will be my second work term with JDI Finance. I really appreciate the way that I am challenged in such a positive workplace. As a student, I am given valuable tasks and the opportunity to gain so much experience. JDI can definitely give me everything I need to advance my future career as an accountant.” 

JDI employs approximately 600 students each year. This semester our students are joining us from the following universities/colleges: 

Acadia University, Bishop’s University, Cape Breton University, Collage Communautaire du Nouveau Brunswick, Clarkson University, College of the North Atlantic, Concordia University, Crandall University, Dalhousie University, Georgian College, Holland College, Loyalist College, Marine Institute, MCFT, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Mount Allison University, Mount Saint Vincent University, New Brunswick Community College, Nova Scotia Community College, Queen’s University, Rensselaer Polytech Institute, Royal Military College of Canada, Saint Mary’s University, Saint Thomas University, Université de Moncton, University of New Brunswick Fredericton, University of New Brunswick Saint John, University of British Columbia, University of Guelph, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Prince Edward Island, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, University of King’s College, University of Western Ontario, York University

“I am very excited to be working with an organization that has such a great reputation in our community. I’m looking forward to spending my summer gaining invaluable knowledge through my co-op,” says Emily Leet, Public Relations Co-op Student from Mount Saint Vincent University. “I used to drop my father off at work every day at the JDI head office and picture myself someday doing the same.” 

Good luck to all students on their summer experiences- we look forward to working with you all!

Want to learn more about JDI’s co-operative education programs and other career opportunities?  Visit our careers page.