On this page, you will find current employment opportunities in the boat building and repair industry as well as information about boatyards with certified Boat Builders and Marine Service Technicians.

For Potential Apprentices

If you are looking for a certified Boat Builder (BB) or Marine Service Technician (MST) to mentor you through an apprenticeship, you can find a list of NSBA members with certified BBs or MSTs here: Complete list. Please note that other companies have certified BBs and MSTs who are not NSBA members but it is more difficult for us to maintain information about non-NSBA members.

Job Application Tips

Here are some tips from NSBA for anyone who is job hunting. These are mostly for applying to smaller companies and organizations, as big companies may have many applicants and quite different processes for screening applicants: CLICK HERE

Member Employment Opportunities


Please apply directly to the company that owns the job ad and not to the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association. 

Samson Enterprises – Fibreglass Laminator

Lloyd’s Register Group – Research Engineer-Reliability and Risk

Canadian Maritime Engineering – Welder

Seamasters Services Ltd – Marine Technician

CONEXUS Marine Brokers Inc – Marine Brokers (Hiring Multiple)

Superport Marine Services – Offshore Marine

Tern Boatworks – Experience Boatbuilder/Shipwright(s)

ABCO Industries Inc – Mechanical Designer

ABCO Industries Inc – Metal Fabricators/Welders

Atlantic Electronics Ltd – Service Technician

Jastram Technologies Ltd – Technical Sales and Support Representative

Shining Waters Marina – Boatyard Laborer/Boat Rigger

Boudreau’s Boat Building – Carpentry & Fibre Glass Laminator

A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd – Fibreglass Laminator

A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd – Labourer

A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd – Marine Mechanic/Millwright

A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd – Sandblaster

Canadian Maritime Engineering – Industrial Painter

Lloyd’s Register Americas – AOPS Project Manager (ISI)

Want to read some provincial specs on the industry check out the NS website.

Keep checking back as you never know what might float by 😉