A sizable segment of IBEW members work for the Canadian government. Hardly an agency of these governments does not need trained IBEW electrical workers to carry out its purposes.
In naval and coast guard shipyards, naval ordnance plants and various defense activities, electricians, linemen, gyro and electronics technicians, electric-crane repairmen, and others are essential to the defense of our nations and the safety of our people.
IBEW members work aboard ships, on all types of transmission lines, in all kinds of shops providing maintenance to federal buildings and equipment, on communications work of every type, on navigational locks and dams, on hydro- and steam-driven electric power generating plants, and on numerous jobs in every branch of government service. They are employed in many federal agencies, bureaus, and departments.
In Canada, IBEW members perform highly skilled electronics work in several departments of the Treasury Board of Canada, NAV Canada, and the North Warning System.