If you are interested in becoming part of the shipbuilders’ supply chains, or to their main suppliers’ supply chains, CME can help you. We are connected directly with the companies that won the bids, as well as with the regional economic development agencies responsible for the implementation of all the IRB requirements.

How to stay informed:

    Indicate your interest to CME by sending an e-mail directly to: martin.lavoie@cme-mec.ca with a copy of your corporate resume and interest in shipbuilding.
    Register online as a potential supplier directly with the shipbuilders (Irving; Seaspan). These online supplier registration systems are very important as they will be used by these two companies to invite you to upcoming events organized across the country to connect businesses with potential suppliers.
    Start looking at the level of Canadian content of your products using both parts and components, as well as labour costs.
    In addition to Irving and Seaspan’s websites and online supplier registration systems, visit the following sites:

  •         National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (Public Works and Government Services Canada)
  •         Industrial Regional Benefits (Industry Canada)
  •         Western Economic Diversification
  •         Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  •         Canada Economic Development Agency for the Quebec Region, FedDev (Southern Ontario) and FedNor (Northern Ontario) do not yet provide specific online information on shipbuilding. However, if you are located in these areas, CME can put you in touch with the right people.

MORE INFORMATION: If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact Martin Lavoie, CME’s directory of policy, directly at 613-238-8888 ext. 2229 or martin.lavoie@cme-mec.ca.