Setting Your Course

A Diversity of Roles, United by a Passion for Ships

A shipbuilding, repair, and transport operation of our size requires thousands of people in a wide spectrum of roles: at sea and on shore, at our shipyards and outports, on deck and in our head office. Each of our employees have different career needs and goals—be it travel, stability, variety, advancement, innovation, or security—but they all share the same passions: all committed to constant improvement, and all want to be a part of a marine industry that will leave a lasting legacy.

Seaspan’s shipyards are the best in Canada. We have a strong apprenticeship program, and safety is priority one.- Steve Barnes, Dockmaster

Today, in securing a share of the NSPS contract from the federal government, we have ensured the continued strength and expansion of British Columbia’s maritime industry for decades to come. So if you have the talent and passion, come join our team.

Seaspan is looking for skilled people to fill roles in all of our work environments:

Corporate Services

Our Corporate Services group works out of our head offices in North Vancouver. Our head office team makes sure our entire corporate culture is one of responsibility, progressive strategy, and continuous improvement. More about Corporate Services careers.

We have the best shipbuilding location in Canada with mild, stable conditions for year-round work. We have countless years of expertise in shipbuilding and repair and an excellent reputation among ship owners.- Carlos Droguett, Storesman


Our Operations team works in our Vancouver and Victoria shipyards and our Vancouver drydock as well as at our marine and ferry divisions in ports around the southern West Coast. The talent and dedication in our operations staff has made us a leader in efficiency and quality. More about Operations careers.

The NSPS project means job security and an opportunity to take on a series of really interesting builds.- Pete Lorimer, Steel Fitter Chargehand


Our skilled tradespeople build, refit and maintain a wide range of vessels that pass through our three shipyards and our outports. Our tradespeople enjoy a progressive work culture and a comprehensive apprenticeship program, and benefit from our heavy investment in health, safety, infrastructure, and equipment. More about Trades careers.

The quality of our work is unsurpassed. We can build ships of all types and sizes.- Emily Temple, Chargehand Labourer


Our At-Sea workforce captain and maintain our active fleet of transport vessels and support their staff. These positions offer travel, advancement, camaraderie, variety, and a dynamic and fulfilling quality of life. More about At-Sea careers.

We are West Coast shipbuilders and we have proven time and time again that our expertise is second to none. We build ships to honour those who came before us and for those who will follow us.- Mark Glazier, Business Agent, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local Union 170