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Our Industry

The Canadian Marine Industries and Shipbuilding Association is the national body giving a strong voice to our industry; broad support to our members; and a forum for successful collaboration across the country. The section will provide a broad range of data, information, and explanations for use by members and for the public at large.

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Please see the section above for brief details on the benefits and costs of being part of the CMISA community and check back again in the next few weeks for all the details.


Members, News and Issues


Heddle Shipyards


Heddle Shipyards operates the largest number of shipyards and dry docks in Canada and is the largest Canadian ship repair company on the Great Lakes.  Heddle Shipyards specializes in all facets of vessel life cycle services including newbuilds, repair, maintenance and conversions as well as vessel recycling services.  With three locations on the Great Lakes as well as facilities in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, Heddle has the assets and resources to react quickly to our clients needs.

Red Tape Diaries

We all have challenges and frustrations in business but excessive Red Tape should not be one of them! This page will launch this fall and it will aim to highlight relatively minor issues that can turn out to be major irritants. Our objective, of course, is to get things fixed and we believe that by bringing them to the table and identifying them, collectively we can find solutions that will make everybody happy.

The issues we might explore could concern procurement processes, regulatory issues, financial considerations or indeed anything that people feel is getting in the way of good business. We will highlight them here and then, collectively, try to make things better. No promises! Supertankers take time to alter course but they do eventually. Together we might just see some progress and by doing so, make all our jobs just a little easier.

More soon but please feel free to share your issues anytime at