Irving Shipbuilding

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. provides you with one of the most exceptional combinations of shipbuilding, offshore and industrial fabrication, ship repair and engineering services in North America.

Our accessible locations on the east coast of Canada are second to none and among the most efficient in North America. They include Halifax Shipyard, our largest facility and the location of our head office, Woodside Industries in Dartmouth and Shelburne Ship Repair in Shelburne, Nova Scotia.            

Throughout our history, Irving Shipbuilding has successfully served a wide range of industries around the globe including navy, coast guard, oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, pulp and paper, transportation, mining and related heavy industries.

From detailed plans to delivery of a final product, Irving Shipbuilding is your one stop solution.  

Irving Shipbuilding services include:

  • Shipbuilding
  • Ship Repair
  • Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Drill rig repair, refurbishment, winterization and conversion
  • Offshore fabrication
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Supply chain management 
  • Quality and technical services


You're looking for a dynamic, diverse, family-friendly career at a company dedicated to your success, health and wellness, and safety.

Irving Shipbuilding offers a wide range of exciting trade, management and professional opportunities working at our world-class shipbuilding, repair and fabrication facilities in Nova Scotia. Irving Shipbuilding career opportunities include:

  • Trades
  • Completions
  • Engineering - All Disciplines
  • Estimating
  • Planning
  • Process Improvement
  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Purchasing
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Scheduling

Finding a better way

Atlantic Reef Ball Program Launched

Clean Nova Scotia is expanding their restoration work beyond freshwater habitat and into marine coastal environments through the launch of the Atlantic Reef Ball Program.  The program creates habitat for marine life in shallow coastal waters by placing cement structures known as Reef Balls on the ocean floor.  

Partnering with Clean Nova Scotia on the inaugural reef installation is Irving Shipbuilding, which has provided support for the construction and deployment of 100 Reef Balls in the Halifax Harbour.

This Clean Nova Scotia habitat restoration project ensures healthy, growing fish habitats well into the future. The first artificial reef was installed Oct, 2013.