20
Oct
11

Canadian jobs: Halifax and Vancouver yards win shipbuilding work

I heard about this when I was home, and now it’s happened. This is great news for Canada, and especially for Halifax and the Maritime provinces, which can use the work.

From the CBC:

Halifax’s Irving Shipbuilding is getting the $25-billion contract to build 21 Canadian combat ships and Vancouver’s Seaspan Marine has been awarded an $8-billion contract for seven non-combat vessels, the federal government announced Wednesday afternoon.

Rona Ambrose, the minister of public works and government services, which handles procurement, said the contracts will provide 75 million hours of work and 15,000 jobs annually over the next 30 years.

Halifax Shipyard. Photo from Martin Cathrae via Creative Commons license.

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