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:
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.
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.