Careers at Seaspan Victoria Shipyards


Seaspan is looking for talented employees for rewarding ship repair and modernization work in beautiful Victoria, BC. Working out of the Government of Canada’s Esquimalt Graving Dock, the largest non-military hard bottom dry dock on the West Coast, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards provide repair, refit, and conversion work on a range of vessels, including cruise ships, and Royal Canadian Navy Frigates and Submarines. With multiple, ongoing long-term projects and many repeat customers, we have steady work years to come.

Nestled between the tranquil waters of the Salish Sea and the mighty rainforests of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a city unlike any other, and is the perfect place to grow your career in the marine industry. Whether you’re a Red Seal welder or a Red Seal metal fabricator, you’ll find a fulfilling career in Victoria at Seaspan Shipyards. 


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Welder (Red Seal)

Welders have a major role in the ship repair industry, and particularly so at Victoria Shipyards where we work on submarines for the Royal Canadian Navy – providing some of the most challenging but professionally-rewarding welding in Canada. These, and the other ships we work on, require the deposition of large amounts of high-quality weld to ensure the structural integrity of the ship while at sea and to ensure the integrity of the many different systems required to make the ship operate. Welders utilize FCAW, SMAW, GTAW, and SAW processes as well as some automated GMAW/MCAW equipment to complete these high-quality welds. To satisfy this demand, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards is seeking Red Seal Qualified Welders and/or Welders with multiple years of welding experience in heavy manufacturing and/or pressure welding.


Shipfitter/Metal Fabricator (Red Seal)

Shipfitters are the backbone of all shipyard operations. Shipfitters build in-place interior structures such as ships hulls, submarine pressure hulls, decks, bulkheads, hatches, ladders, stairs, doors, tanks, and assist other trades with the installation of structures that hold in place the systems equipment that brings the ship to life. Becoming a member of Seaspan Victoria Shipyards’ Shipfitter team will enhance your skills and abilities as a metal fabricator and will introduce you to best in the market manufacturing equipment, various types of welding and burning and synchronized jacking and rigging equipment. Shipfitting at Seaspan has never been more advanced! To satisfy this demand, Seaspan is currently seeking Red Seal Journeyperson Metal Fabricators, Shipfitters and/or individuals with multiple years experience in these trades. 

Ship Repair and Modernization at Seaspan

Working out of the Government of Canada’s Esquimalt Graving Dock, Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards provide repair, refit, and conversion work for a range of government and commercial clients. We are currently engaged with the Canadian Government on two long-term refit and modernization projects; the Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC) to modernize the Royal Canadian Navy’s current fleet of submarines, and the Halifax-Class Work Period (HCWP) to maintain and modernize Canada’s West Coast-based Halifax-class frigates. In addition to these long-term contracts Victoria Shipyards also completed the first large-vessel LNG conversion, and regularly completes short-term maintenance and repair projects on large cruise ships and fishing vessels. 

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