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Head Office Location in Canada: 

North Vancouver, BC

Defence related locations/operations within Canada:

North Vancouver, Victoria, BC; Ottawa, ON

Senior officer for Canadian operations:

John McCarthy, CEO, Seaspan Shipyards

Annual Sales: 


Ticker Symbol:


Number of Employees:


Percentage of business - defence related:

~ 80% (including Navy and Coast Guard)

Percentage of business within Canada:


Current DND Projects:

• 2 JSS • 1 Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel • Polar Icebreaker • 16 Multi-Purpose Vessels • In-Service Support on Halifax-Class Frigates • In-Service Support on Victoria-Class Submarines

Level of investment in R&D:

Seaspan continuously invests in state-of-the-art infrastructure, tools, and technologies. Seaspan has invested over $15M in the marine sector in training, technology, and industrial developments through their NSS value proposition.

Primary Activities, products, services:

Seaspan designs and builds new ships for Canada’s Coast Guard and Navy under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. They also provide maintenance, repair, overhaul, conversion, design, and construction for all types of vessels, including international naval and coast guard vessels, commercial and container ships, cruise ships, ferries, barges and tugs.
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