Marine – Industrial

B.C.’s industrial marine sector is being noticed provincially, nationally and around the globe. With its broad and diverse capacities and capabilities, it is a key component of the advanced manufacturing sector. Shipyards, boatyards, marine repair facilities, fleet owners, ocean and marine technology companies, manufacturers and more make up B.C.’s industrial marine sector.

The sector contributes to economic development from Seaspan’s anticipated National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) contracts and BC Ferries’ capital asset replacement and mid-life upgrades. Other goods and services range from ship repair, ocean technology, component manufacturing and professional services.

With an estimated $10 billion in new investment, shipbuilding, ship repair, and industrial marine sector growth is a key part of the B.C. economy. The industrial marine sector consists of hundreds of companies that range in size from single person owner/operators to having over 1,500 employees.


Transportation equipment manufacturing
Water transportation

Sector Labour Market Partnerships Program

The Sector Labour Market Partnerships (LMP) Program helps industry and employers understand and respond to changing labour market demands. Under the program, partnership-led projects can apply for funding to address broader sector and regional labour market issues.

Industrial Marine Implementation Career Kit – June 2014
Industrial Marine Labour Market Research Report – February 2014

Association of BC Marine Industries Sector Engagement Report – October 2016

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