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WE ARE – The Largest Canadian Ship Repair and Construction Company on the Great Lakes

Mettle (met·tle) is defined in the dictionary as “the ability to meet a challenge or persevere under demanding circumstances; determination or resolve.” What we do is not easy, but we employ a crew of hard-working men and women that have the mettle to do what needs to be done to solve our clients’ challenges.


Health and Safety

Safety is Heddle Shipyards’ most important project every day.

Our corporate values reflect the importance of our employees’ safety and their wellbeing: Everyone goes home to their families at the end of their shift – EVERYONE GOES HOME. Period.

“Heddle Shipyards growth and expansion continues to provide Canada Steamship Lines quality vessel life cycle services (dry-dock, coating, and major steel repairs) for our Canadian flagged fleet.  Over the past few years, CSL has executed a variety of complex ship repair projects at both the Port Weller Dry Docks and the Thunder Bay Shipyard.  Heddle Shipyards has the capacity and capabilities to support CSL and keep our ships on the water and trading safely.”

-Nimroj Maknojiya, Canada Steamship Lines-

About Us

Established in 1987, Heddle Shipyards is a 100% Canadian-owned company and the largest Canadian ship repair and construction company on the Great Lakes. Our goal is to be the leading vessel life cycle service provider to the Canadian Coast Guard, the Canadian flagged commercial fleet, and Canada’s partner for new-build vessels under 1000 Gross Tons.

Heddle Shipyards has operated shipyards in Canada for over 30 years. Our success is based on our commitment to safety, hard work and innovative thinking. With facilities across the Great Lakes and East Coast, Heddle Shipyards is on course to be recognized as the most reliable provider of ship repair services in Canada. We strive to exceed industry standards for quality, health and safety and build meaningful and consistent relationships with our customers, suppliers, partners and employees.


Heddle Shipyards utilizes a combination of highly skilled people and unique equipment/assets to provide Vessel Lifecycle Services, specialized Heavy Industrial Fabrication Services and Project Support Services.

Founded in 1987, Heddle Shipyards is a leading ship repair and heavy industrial fabrication service provider. Headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario, the company operates three major shipyards on the Canadian side of Great Lakes and several facilities on the East Coast of Canada. 

Heddle is building a strong team. As we continue to grow we are hiring at all levels.

Latest News

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Heddle Shipyards strives to be a preferred employer in each of the communities where we have operations.

We are building a workplace culture on the foundation of employee engagement and satisfaction. We understand that employees want to be valued, respected and heard.


Hamilton Shipyard

Heddle Shipyards 208 Hillyard Street Hamilton, Ontario Canada, L8L 6B6

Port Weller Dry Docks Shipyard

Heddle Shipyards 340 Lakeshore Rd, St. Catharines, Ontario Canada, L2M 0A2

Thunder Bay Shipyard

Heddle Shipyards 401 Shipyard Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada, P7A 7T8