Boeing Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of Boeing, with operations in Winnipeg, MB, Richmond, BC, Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON. Boeing employs more than 1,600 people in Canada. Boeing Aircraft of Canada Limited was formed in 1929 by the American Boeing Airplane Company.
In October 2008, Boeing Canada was named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc., and was featured in Maclean's newsmagazine. Later that month, Boeing Canada Technology in Winnipeg was also named one of Manitoba's Top Employers, which was announced by the Winnipeg Free Press newspaper.
Boeing operates the following main locations in Canada:
- Boeing Winnipeg (Winnipeg, MB) — a composite manufacturing plant established in 1971, and the largest aerospace composite manufacturing centre in Canada.
- Boeing Vancouver (Richmond, BC) — provider of aviation software, originally established as AeroInfo Systems in the 1990s. It is concerned with enterprise-level software development for commercial and defence customers.
- Boeing Vancouver Labs in downtown Vancouver, opened in September 2016 as an extension to the Richmond facility, is concerned with development of Boeing AnalytX-driven software and consulting services.
- Boeing Montreal / Jeppesen Montreal (Montreal, QC) — 40 Montreal-based employees of the Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen provide crew management and logistics software for the aviation industry.
- Boeing Ottawa (Ottawa, ON) — home to Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Boeing Global Services Global Marketing in Canada, as well as a medium- to heavy-lift helicopter program office.
- Boeing Distribution Canada — four customer service centres across Canada that distribute aircraft parts and offer repair services.
Boeing Canada also operates the following:
Former Boeing holdings in Canada
The Boeing Company has been producing aircraft in Canada since the 1930s:
- Boeing Toronto, from 1997 to 2005, was a manufacturer of Boeing 717 wings, Delta rocket parts, the C-17 transport and the 737 airliner. This was a former McDonnell-Douglas Canada location which had been used by them from 1967 to 1997 which was absorbed by Boeing in 1997. KC-10 and MD-11 aircraft wings and related components, MD-80 wings, empennage and cabin floors, and McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet and CF-18 side panels and pylons were made there at that time. This was the Malton facility adjacent to Toronto Pearson International Airport that before McDonnell-Douglas it had been the Avro Canada plant where the Avro CF-105 Arrow was built. The plant was closed in 2005 after Boeing ended production of 717 and most of the buildings have since been torn down.