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Happy Social Media Day!


1. Growing Our Team


Over the next three years, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is forecasting over 10,400 hires across the company's diverse operations in Canada and the U.S. 


84% of the jobs are in Atlantic Canada. “When we look at our three-year forecast from 2018-2020, 84% of the jobs we need to fill are in the Atlantic provinces,” said Jeff Green, Director of Recruitment at JDI. “69% of the jobs are in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia alone.” 





2. Helping Communities in Need


Flooding along the Saint John river caused damage to many of the homes in the communities where we live and work. From tree planters to executives, the JDI team took time to fill and deliver sand bags, helping neighbours in need, and helicopter in a dedicated pharmacist!




3. Women in Trades


Congratulations to the Province of New Brunswick on the launch of the New Boots: Progressing Women in Trades network. The program's mandate is to attract, support, and retain more women in non-traditional skilled trades.


J.D. Irving, Limited is pleased to partner with the New Boots and sponsor 10 women through the program. "This is a great initiative and we look forward to working with New Boots to grow the number of skilled tradeswomen in our operations," said Jim Irving, Co-Chief Executive Officer.

  New Boots



4. High Honour


Natural Resources Magazine's third annual Industry Excellence Awards has named Jim Irving the Industry Person of the Year. 


"Mr. Irving was named Natural Resources Magazine’s Industry Person of the Year in recognition of his ongoing commitment to, and investment in, sustainable forestry, local employment, innovation and industry leadership," said Dawn Chafe, Executive Editor. " In the opinion of our judging panel, which comprised editorial staff and external industry experts, Mr. Irving's win is not a recognition of a particular accomplishment in a singular year. Rather, it celebrates a lifetime of industry leadership and innovation including an unprecedented commitment to reforestation and environmental protection, to the extraordinarily long-term vision encapsulated in 80+-year plans that are evident throughout the operation, to a continuous investment in staff and community. Jim Irving and the JDI team are industry leaders on a global scale," says Chafe.


More here.

  Natural Resource Magazine



5. Investing in Our Future


Irving Pulp and Paper as well as Irving Tissue on the west side of Saint John is underway with a $40 million upgrade. Eighty-four (84) New Brunswick companies from across New Brunswick worked on the modernization, with over 1200 contractor employees on site during the peak. We couldn't have done it without them!





6. First All-Female Crew


Atlantic Towing made news with their first-ever all female crew aboard a tug boat. See for yourself:





7. Meet Our Volunteer Heroes! 


We think the volunteers on our team are really everyday superheroes!!


See them all here.


  Volunteer Day


8. Turning the Tide Award


 The prestigious Turning the Tide Marine Industry Awards was awarded to our Atlantic Towing team for service, safety and environmental performance!

See the full story here.

  Turn the Tide



9. Celebrating Women in Leadership


Every year we proudly celebrate the amazing women across our organization with profiles for International Women's Day. This year we profiled 42 amazing leaders across our organization. 


Meet them here:




10. Welcoming the Next Generation


We are delighted to have new hires celebrating their UNB graduations this week. As they cross the stage and become UNB alumni, they also become the newest members of the JDI team. 


They’ll be in good company; we're proud to have over 650 UNB graduates work across JDI operations. Thirty-three percent of those grads work in leadership roles. 


We asked some of our new grads how it feels to receive a job offer before graduation, and why they chose JDI to launch their career: 



Interested in a career with our team? Explore your options: