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BC’s shipbuilding and ship repair industry is hiring! A career in shipbuilding offers good pay, the opportunity to earn-while-you-learn, an active and balanced West Coast lifestyle and the chance to build and maintain incredible, high-tech seagoing vessels.

BC Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Employers

Ready to start your new career? The companies below have earned their reputations as industry leaders, both on the West Coast and globally. Please visit their websites for more information on the companies and current job openings:

 

BC Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Unions

Another way to start your career is to connect with a union. The unions below are well-established on the West Coast and heavily involved in the shipbuilding and ship repair industries. Please visit their websites for more information.

Skilled Trade Unions

Employees in skilled trades positions must be members in good standing of their relevant union, and all positions are filled through the applicable union dispatch hall.

Vancouver Shipyards (50 Pemberton Avenue) – Poly-Party Unions

Marine & Shipbuilders Union – Local 506

Mr. Percy Darbyson

1450 Kootenay Street
Vancouver B.C. V5K 4R1

Phone: (604) 558-1506

Fax: (604) 558-3506

Email: local506@shaw.ca

International Association of Machinists – Lodge 692

Mr. Walter Gerlach

201–19005 94th Avenue

Surrey B.C. V4N 3S4

Phone: (604) 513-3883

Fax: (604) 513-3853

Email: wgerlach@iam250.org

United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters – Local 170

Mr. Mark Glazier

201–1658 Foster’s Way

Annacis Island, Delta B.C. V3M 6S6

Phone: (604) 526-0441

Fax: (604) 526-6261

Email: mark@ualocal170.com

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Local 213

Mr. John Pesa

1424 Broadway Street

Port Coquitlam B.C. V3C 5W2

Phone: (604) 571-6500

Fax: (604) 571-6502

Email: jpesa@ibew213.org

Canadian Office & Professional Employees’ Union – Local 378

Ms. Jackie Brown

4595 Canada Way
, 2nd Floor

Burnaby B.C. V5G 1J9

Phone: (604) 299-0378

Fax: (604) 299-8211

Email:jbrown@cope378.ca

 


 

Vancouver Shipyards (Panamax) – Drydock Union Council

Marine Workers & Boilermakers Industrial Union – Local 1

Mr. George MacPherson

130-111 Victoria Drive

Vancouver B.C. V5L 4C4

Phone: (604) 254-8204

Fax: (604) 254-7447

Email: gmac@marineworkers.ca

Marine & Shipbuilders – Local 506

Mr. Percy Darbyson

1450 Kootenay Street

Vancouver B.C. V5K 4R1

Phone: (604) 558-1506

Fax: (604) 558-3506

Email: local506@shaw.ca

International Association of Machinists – Lodge 692

Mr. Walter Gerlach

201–19005 94th Avenue

Surrey B.C. V4N 3S4

Phone: (604) 513-3883

Fax: (604) 513-3853
Email: wgerlach@iam250.org

United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters – Local 170

Mr. Mark Glazier
201–1658 Foster’s Way

Annacis Island, Delta B.C. V3M 6S6

Phone: (604) 526-0441

Fax: (604) 526-6261

Email: mark@ualocal170.com

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Local 213

Mr. John Pesa

1424 Broadway Street

Port Coquitlam B.C. V3C 5W2

Phone: (604) 571-6500

Fax: (604) 571-6502
Email: jpesa@ibew213.org

 


 

 Victoria Shipyards

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers – Local 191

Mr. Randy Defrane

802 Esquimalt Road

Victoria B.C. V9A 3M4

Phone: (250) 383-4196

Fax: (250) 383-4688

Email: lodge191bm@shaw.ca

On behalf of the following Manpower Supply Unions:

Labourers 1204

Matthew Lust 

Email: mlust@cswu1611.org

Machinists 3

Ron Wickett 

Email: ron.wickett@machinistslocal3.ca

Painters 1163

Maureen Allen

Email: mallen@dc38.ca

IBEW 230

Phil Venoit
Email: bmfs@ibew230.org



Pipefitters 324

Dale Dhillon

Email: ualocal324@shaw.ca

Sheet Metal 276

Mark Curtis

Email: mark-curtis@shaw.ca

Carpenters 1598

Wayne Cox

Email: loc1598@telus.net

Riggers 643

Sean Hennon

Email: local643@shaw.ca

COPE 378

Jackie Brown
Email: jbrown@cope378.ca

 


 

Vancouver Drydock

Marine Workers & Boilermakers Industrial Union – Local 1

Mr. George MacPherson

130-111 Victoria Drive

Vancouver B.C. V5L 4C4

Phone: (604) 254-8204

Fax: (604) 254-7447

Email: gmac@marineworkers.ca

On behalf of the following Manpower Supply Unions:

CMAW Local Union 506 Marine & Shipbuilders

1450 Kootenay Street

Vancouver, B.C.
 V5K 4R1

Phone: 604-558-1506

Machinists 692

iamaw692.ca

Pipefitters 170
www.ualocal170.com

IBEW 213

Union General Office

Phone: 604.571.6500

Toll-free 1.800.368.0277

Fax: 604.571.6502

Email: ibew213@ibew213.org

The International Union of Operating Engineers 115

iuoe115.com

 


 

Seagoing Unions

Employees in seagoing  positions must be members in good standing of their relevant union, and all positions are filled through the applicable union dispatch hall.

Canadian Merchant Service Guild Western Branch

218 Blue Mountain Street, Suite 310

Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 4H2


Phone: 604-939-8990

Fax: 604-939-8950
Email: cmsgwb@cmsg.org

www.cmsg-gmmc.ca

International Longshore & Warehouse Union Canada
Local 400
120 – 111 Victoria Drive
Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-251-7174
www.ilwu.ca

Seafarers’ International Union of Canada (SIU)

Michael Lucarz

201-267 West Esplanade

North Vancouver, B.C.
 V7M 1A5

Tel: (604) 687-6699

Fax: (604) 687-6897

Email: 
vancouver@seafarers.ca