General Labour and Trades

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Do you see yourself working at a job site rather than a cubicle? Would you rather work with tools than at a desk? The Department of National Defence (DND) is looking for skilled tradespeople in locations across Canada.

Whether working in the dockyards of Halifax or Victoria, maintaining CAF aircraft in Winnipeg or repairing tanks in Petawawa, many DND civilians work in skilled trades, in fact, tradespeople make up nearly 50% of our civilian (non-military) workforce.

DND is currently looking for experienced journeypersons as well as apprentices. We have apprenticeship programs to support the development and learning of our trades-people across the country in the following programs:

  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Ammunition Technician
  • Boiler and Plate Technician
  • Carpenter
  • Cook
  • Electrician
  • Firefighter
  • Heating, Power and Stationary Plant Operator
  • HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) Technician
  • Mason
  • Machinist
  • Marine Mechanic
  • Mechanical Instrument Systems Technician
  • Millwright (industrial mechanic)
  • Painter
  • Plumber
  • Precision Tool and Die Maker
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Ship Repair
  • Steamfitter and Pipefitter
  • Vehicle Mechanic
  • Water, Fuel and Environment Technician
  • Welder

We invite you to visit the site for current job postings.