Our business structure

Babcock Canada Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group.

Babcock is a global marine, aviation, nuclear and land systems company, headquartered in London and active in Canada, UK, Europe, Australasia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East.

What we do

Babcock’s corporate focus is the provision of vital services and mission-critical technology and support solutions for assets of national importance in the defence, civil, and complex commercial domains. For more than a century, Babcock has been helping its customers improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets.

Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integrations, learning and asset and infrastructure management, its 35,000+ employees design, build, manage, operate and maintain mission-critical assets, and provide specialized training and purpose-driven infrastructure.

About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering support. Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training, we help customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of marine, land, aviation, and nuclear.

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Elsewhere, Babcock supports the UK, US, Australian, and New Zealand navies with mission-critical services, leads the in-service support of 29 major ships and 17 nuclear submarines, and with Bernard Shulte Marine recently christened the world’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering and supply vessel.

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Babcock operates and maintains approximately 600 fixed and rotary-wing aircraft in multiple countries, annually logging over 20,000 hours of aerial firefighting, 58,000 hours of air ambulance flights, and 6,500 hours of search & rescue. Last year, Babcock delivered over 68,500 military flying hours to over 20,000 trainees, supporting the flying with 10 aeronautical maintenance centres in 7 countries.

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Cavendish Nuclear

In the Nuclear sector, Babcock’s Cavendish Nuclear delivers major nuclear decommissioning programs, critical training, operation support and new build program management to public and private customers.

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In the Defence and Emergency Services sectors, Babcock provides critical fleet management and training for 80,000 military, police, ambulance, firefighting, airport and commercial vehicles, as well as engineering services and technical training worldwide.

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Babcock in Canada

Babcock combines the best of Canadian talent and expertise with the expertise and experience of its highly skilled knowledge network from around the globe. Babcock Canada Inc. has over 457 personnel, of which over 97% are Canadian.

Babcock employees are located across the country:

  • 279 in Victoria, BC leading the program management, procurement & supply, shipyard production, commissioning, trials and material certification work for Canada’s VICTORIA Class submarines
  • 45 in Halifax, also supporting the VICTORIA Class submarines
  • 31 (and growing) in Winnipeg, MB providing emergency medical air transport and supporting the aerial firefighting fleets operating from Gimli, The Pas and Thompson
  • 102 in Ottawa, the corporate and engineering headquarters for Babcock in Canada

Building on success

Babcock designs, builds, manages, operates and maintains assets vital to the delivery of a wide assortment of mission critical services. We work alongside the Government of Canada to leverage naval and marine In-Service Support global best practices. Since 2008, this includes the extensive maintenance work on Canada’s four Victoria Class submarines. We’ve created a highly skilled workforce to carry out significant through-life maintenance activities, developing Canadian expertise and contributing significantly to Canada’s economic development.

We're there when you need us

Babcock is the prime contractor for Canada’s Victoria Class In-Service Support Contract (VISSC), is the prime contractor for Manitoba’s Wildfire Suppression (aerial firefighting) Services, and is supporting Manitoba with the provision of vital air ambulance services.

Our leadership team

You will find people with the vision and ability to make things happen everywhere at Babcock, starting with our senior leadership team and business development leads.

Mike Whalley


Jake Jacobson

Vice President, Communications & Government Relations

Catherine O’Reilly

Vice President, Human Resources

James Buckley

Vice President, Corporate Services

John O’Neill

Director, Finance

Matthew Crawley, PEng, MAsc

Vice President, Commercial

Rob Dyas

Vice President, Aerial Emergency Services

Mark Potter

Vice President, Marine

Murray Johnson

Senior Director, Strategy & Major Bids

Contact us

Babcock has an impact and a footprint across Canada. If you are interested in any aspect of our work, please contact us at one of our offices or online anytime.


News   |  07/25/2019

Babcock Partners with RaceRocks 3D to Complete Interactive Class Plan Visualization Software Prototype

Ottawa, ON, Canada Babcock Canada Inc. (Babcock) and RaceRocks 3D Inc (RaceRocks), based in Victoria, BC, have partnered to complete a software product through an […]

News   |  02/07/2019

Babcock named a top employer in the National Capital Region

Babcock is proud to have been selected as one of the top employers in the National Capital Region for 2019. The competition, organized by the […]

News   |  11/30/2018

Manitoba Wildfire Suppression Services

November 30, 2018 – Babcock is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a contract for aerial firefighting by the Government of Manitoba, Canada. The Wildfire […]