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Welcoming Our 2017 Summer Students


In 2017, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) will welcome over 650 students across our operations. From retail to shipbuilding and more. For the summer term, over 380 students, 67 of which are co-op students, have joined our operations.

Ethan O’Neil is a first time student employee at JDI. He is a Dalhousie University Student from Quispamsis, New Brunswick. Ethan is spending his summer working as a Fleet Manager for petroleum black product and dry bulk at RST Sunbury. “I applied to JDI because it’s a great company. For young students who are just getting started they offer lots of training and growth opportunities. I’ve only been here for a week and the amount of knowledge I’m gaining of the trucking company and industry is incredible.”


Starting the first and second week of May until the end of August, students are hired to work in many different divisions of the company. From Mechanical Engineers in the Pulp & Paper Division to Fleet Managers in the Transportation & Logistics division there will be many learning opportunities for our students. This summer we have students coming from 31 post-secondary institutions including: 

Bishop’s University
University of Ottawa
Quinnipiac University
Trent University
McMaster University
Carleton University
Wilfrid Laurier University
University of Toronto
Western University
York University
Laurentian University
Clarkson University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Nova Scotia Community College
New Brunswick Community College
University of New Brunswick Saint John
University of New Brunswick Fredericton
Université de Moncton
Memorial University
Marine Institute
St. Mary's University
Dalhousie University
Acadia University
Mount Allison University
St. Francis Xavier University
S. Thomas University
Maritime College of Forest Technology
Georgian College
College of the North Atlantic
Fanshawe College
Mount Saint Vincent University

Sarah Smith is another new first time summer student in our Transportation & Logistics Division. She is studying Human Resources at University of New Brunswick Fredericton and will be applying her skills while working at RST Sunbury for the summer. “Here at RST Sunbury we are implementing a new training program. I’ve been assigned to go speak with some different people in the divisions and get information about how things work around here,” says Sarah.

Are you a student looking for an exciting co-op or summer opportunity like Ethan or Sarah? Go check out for more opportunities coming in the future! Stay connected with JDI on Facebook, LinkedIn, or by following us on Twitter @jdirvinglimited or @jdicareers.