My dad told me I would be an engineer, like him. That curiosity has landed me where I am today in my career. UNB got me started with a great engineering program and now I work on huge, complex projects.

Want to learn about engineering positions? Just ask.

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Thirty years’ ago I studied accounting at NBCC. I’ve seen a lot change in 30 years, but not the level of continuous training and education that’s offered here. Thirty years’ of growth with one company. You can still do that. 

Want to learn more about our career and growth opportunities? Just ask.

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In my mid-thirties I decided I wanted to leave my career. I went back to school and enrolled in the Power Engineering program at NBCC. I’m glad there was a company ready to welcome me to the team. 

Want to learn more about the trades we’re hiring for? Just ask.

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I liked the idea of being close to home after high school. So when a friend told me about the apprenticeship program at NBCC, I was in. I’m still learning every day – from my mentors and co-workers here at the mill. It’s a great fit.
Want to learn more about the trades we’re hiring for? Just ask.

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I grew up here, and I love New Brunswick life. Now, I work at the mill where my dad worked for 30 years. There are so many opportunities at JDI – you can really choose your own path.
Want to learn more starting your career path here? Just ask.

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Growing up, I had a passion for architecture and design… So finding the career I wanted, at Kent Homes, was perfect. I lead a great team of people. We’re a close-knit group – it feels like home here. My family thinks so too.
Want to learn more about building your career here? Just ask.

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I started here as a student, and now I’m working with our HR team. I connect great people with the right careers. I love playing a part in bringing, and keeping, the best and brightest here in New Brunswick.
Want to learn more about our career and development opportunities? Just ask.

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Family matters, and mine is on the East Coast. I knew I wanted to raise my family here. And it’s good to know that whether I’m in the office or the mill, I’m strengthening communities where we work… and live.
Want to learn more about new jobs from our new investments? Just ask.

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I've always been up for a challenge – from competitive mountain biking to my career. And when I wanted to take my career to the next level, JDI put me through an MBA. I’m always supported and empowered to take on the next challenge.
Interested in a challenging career? Just ask.

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After 17 years away, I wanted to come home to New Brunswick. Now, I lead an HR team focused on finding and developing great people, including 200+ summer students, every year. This is where careers grow and I love being a part of that.
Questions about career opportunities? Just ask.

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Joining the New Graduate Program at JDI Logistics was an easy decision. Now I have a fast-paced career, here at home. I’m embarking on a career that can go anywhere with a company that can, well, go anywhere.
Questions about career opportunities for new grads? Just ask.

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I worked in forestry, and a few years ago, I was up for a new challenge. JDI supported me in this transition. Now they are supporting me through my MBA so I can continue to make big moves – in my career and on the sea.
Questions about diverse career opportunities? Just ask.

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It’s empowering to lead a growing business and to work with a great crew. And doing it in New Brunswick means I can raise my kids in a great community and enjoy quality time with my family. And I know our crew gets to make it home every night too.
Questions about our career opportunities? Just ask.

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I moved from Mali to study civil engineering at Université de Moncton. And once I was here, I quickly realized I wanted to stay. Now I work on innovative projects with a wonderful team, designing new homes in a place that feels like home.
Questions about engineering positions or internships? Just ask.

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After backpacking abroad, I was ready to come home to a rewarding career. I worked with JDI when I was in university and realized the career opportunities were endless. So it was a natural fit. The skills I have and the job I love can take me anywhere I want to go.
Want to learn more about our career and growth opportunities? Just ask.

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After university, I moved to Calgary. When my niece was born, I realized I didn’t want to be the uncle she saw once a year. I took a job with JDI and quickly realized it was a career. I was even supported through an MBA.
Want to learn more about careers at JDI companies? Just ask.

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  • Hi I just watched a clip about JDI hiring big time in next three years. What type of jobs will you have? What kind of training do you want in terms of skill trades and university training? Thank you

    Asked on April 29, 2016 at 8:27pm


    Thank you for writing into Just Ask JDI. 

    Over the next three years we are forecasted to hire almost 7,900 people across our Canada and US operations. For more details, visit our hiring forecast announcement here.

    Below are a list of positions we are expecting to hire for that require high school or community college education:

    • Drivers
    • Marine
    • Support
    • Welder
    • Mechanic
    • Iron Worker
    • Metal Fabrication
    • Millwright
    • Power Engineer, E&I, ICT
    • Pipefitter
    • Electrician
    • Carpenter/Painter

    Additionally, the below is a list of the projected positions we will be hiring for that require community college or university education:

    • Shipping, Supply, Logistics
    • Office Support
    • Accounting/Finance
    • Human Resources
    • Legal/Public Relations
    • Tree Planter
    • Silviculture
    • Crew Chief
    • Auditor
    • Crop Scout
    • Sales
    • Customer Service
    • Marketing

    To view our current openings, please visit our Careers Page.

    Thank you,
    JDI Communications

  • When was Irving founded?

    Asked on March 20, 2016 at 6:28pm



    Thank you for your question to Just Ask JDI! Irving was founded in 1882.

  • How many trees are replaced after harvesting the forests of New Brunswick. Is there a percentage or is it 1 for 1?

    Asked on March 16, 2016 at 11:21am


    Thank you for writing into Just Ask JDI!

    On the lands owned or managed by J.D. Irving, Limited, the sustainability of the resource is of upmost importance. Through natural regeneration methods or by planting trees, we ensure that all harvested areas are renewed and that trees will be growing for the future forest.

    To ensure sustainability, we look out 80-100 years into the future and carefully plan how the forest is to be protected, managed and renewed.  An important part of this long term planning is to determine the strategy for  when and where we harvest and how we will renew the forest.

    In the field, our foresters evaluate each of the areas scheduled for harvest to determine the most appropriate plan to ensure that a new forest is regenerated after harvest.  This can be done by protected the natural regeneration that already exists, carrying out partial harvesting to promote new natural regeneration or by planting trees.

    J.D. Irving, Limited has a long standing tradition of planting trees.  Since 1957, JDI has planted 950 million trees.  In 2016 we will be planting close to 20 million trees on lands we own or manage.  This long term commitment will create a healthy future forest for generations to come.


  • Hi, Do you know what is the projected amount of people that will be hired from the job fair held in sussex last week?

    Asked on February 2, 2016 at 3:32pm


    We have approximately 165 current openings in NB, NS and PEI. We project to hire almost 7,900 between now and 2018; 3700 of which are in NB. 

    We are‎ reviewing current applications from the hiring fair for qualified candidates with the skills and experience needed for these various positions.