Recruitment: Fantastic Career Opportunity

As the primary gateway to the expanding Asian marketplace, British Columbia’s ports handle almost $100 billion worth of cargo on an annual basis, making the maritime industry one of the most important and growth-oriented sources of work in the province. 

Working on the waterfront is one of the best options for employment in British Columbia. Benefits include:

      • Flexible work hours
      • Exciting multi-site work environment
      • Diverse work group
      • High pay rates
      • Many different training opportunities on specialized equipment
      • Safety as a focus

      All new employees receive comprehensive labour and safety training and are given the option of daily work dispatch to a variety of port terminals with a choice of three different time shifts. New members to the Casual dispatch pool begin with general longshore labour work; however, we have a wealth of career expanding opportunities available on the waterfront throughout our employee’s work life via our comprehensive training and upgrade programs.

      We also have great opportunities for Qualified Tradespeople on an ongoing basis; please see the Trades section for more details.

      How to apply

      The recruitment process for general longshore employees is determined by the needs of each port and represents the first step by which workers enter the dispatch system.

      Applications for general longshore work are only accepted by each individual ILWU local and supplied to the BCMEA as needed. The BCMEA then conducts the recruitment process.

      The BCMEA and ILWU  are committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from everyone including women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

      For current information about upcoming waterfront recruitment opportunities, visit our website at:

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