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. 

Boudreau’s Boat Building – Carpentry & Fibre Glass Laminator

Develop Nova Scotia – Project Manager, Construction (1 year term)

Icon Marine Services – Manufacturing Technician

Superport Marine Services – Marine Engineer

Rosborough Boats – Lead Marine Technician

Rosborough Boats –Marine Technician Outfitter

Atlantic ElectronicsService Technician

East River Shipyard – Various Positions

CME North Sydney – Various Positions

Mermaid Marine Products – Bilingual Customer Service and Sales rep.

A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd – Fibreglass Laminator

A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd – Labourer

A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd – Marine Mechanic

A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd – Sandblaster

Canadian Maritime Engineering – Technical Sales & Support Representative

Canadian Maritime EngineeringProduction Supervisor

Canadian Maritime Engineering – General Manager

Lengkeek Vessel Engineering Ltd. – Naval Architectural Engineer

Shelburne Diesel – Fibreglass Laminator/Labourer

Shelburne Diesel – Marine Mechanics 

Baddeck Marine – Marine Service Technician Trainee

Jastram Technologies Ltd – Technical Sales and Support Representative

Canadian Maritime Engineering – Industrial Painter

Jastram Technologies Inc – Technical Sales Support Representative

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 😉