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Take Note: Shipbuilding, Repair, Maintenance and Refit
Construction of new vessels and repair and maintenance of existing vessels, or conversion. This work is generally performed by shipyards but not exclusively.
Take Note: Mission Systems and Ship Platform Systems
Mission systems allow a vessel to perform its intended tasks such as combat systems on a naval vessel, or oceanographic systems on a research vessel.
Take Note: Design, engineering, and related services
Activities related to research, development, design, engineering, testing, evaluation and architectural services, including damage and appraisal surveys for a marine platform.
Take Note: Offshore Oil and Gas Structures and Equipment
Design, engineering and production of offshore marine structures, platforms, systems and components in addition to services for the offshore oil and gas industry.
Take Note: Ocean Technologies
Comprised of knowledge based companies that produce high technology products for specific use in or on the ocean or technology-based services unique to the ocean.
Canada’s shipbuilding and industrial marine sector includes a diverse range of sub-sectors each with unique characteristics, opportunities and challenges. The industry consists of firms with specialized capabilities in manufacturing of mission and platform systems, ocean technologies, offshore oil and gas structure and equipment, vessel construction, repair and maintenance in addition to activities related to research & development, design, engineering, testing, evaluation and architectural services.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s marine team is responsible for leveraging economic benefits of federal procurement through the National shipbuilding strategy (NSS) Value Proposition and the Shipbuilding and Industrial Marine Policy. The team also conducts research, analysis and outreach to better understand the state of Canada’s marine industry including technology trends, key capabilities, supply chain dynamics, and global markets in order to identify and support opportunities for the Canadian industry.
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**Note: ISED excludes personal pleasure craft from shipbuilding and industrial marine definition