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Five Highlights from Halifax Shipyard’s Community Update


1. Meet Our Team: Over 1,300 and Growing. 

Shipyard 2016 


The new face of shipbuilding. See their stories here.  

2. Hear from GE Canada President and CEO Elyse Allen

“GE’s collaboration with Irving Shipbuilding on this important large infrastructure project utilizing best-in-class technology, created an opportunity for developing a made-in-Canada solution and also delivered new business opportunities to our supply chain.” – Elyse Allen, President and CEO. More on benefiting Canadians from coast to coast to coast on page 12-13

3. 1889 to Today; Historical Timeline of the Halifax Shipyard 

  Halifax Old Photo


During WWII, the first women are recruited in trades positions at the Halifax Shipyard due to a shortage of labour. A special 480-hour welding program is set up at the Nova Scotia Technical College to train the women. More historical highlights on pages 4-5. 

4. Economic Impact by the Numbers

• $616 million in employment income
• $451 million in consumer spending
• $199 million in taxes to be generated

See the economic impact on page 12

5. Innovation at the Halifax Shipyard 

  LED Lighting


100% LED lighting uses 75% less energy than traditional lighting.

  Shipyard Employee


As of August 2016, over 10,000 gallons of paint has been used on the first AOPS vessel. 


See and share full update here.