About Canadrill

Canadrill Limited has been operating in Eastern Arctic since 1979. Back then it was still known as the Northwest Territories. We’re proud of our history and excited about our future. Canadrill is a 100% Inuit owned company, currently owned by Mr Cody Dean and headquartered at Iqaluit, Nunavut. Canadrill has satellite offices in Halifax, NS and Rankin Inlet, NU.

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Services

For over 40 years, Canadrill has been completing projects of all sizes on time and on budget in the harshest Arctic conditions.

Our fleet of air-track drills and experienced personnel are uniquely positioned throughout Nunavut, greatly reducing our mobilization costs. Traditional services include the installation of rock socket and adfreeze pipe pile foundations, and drilling services to support geotechnical site investigations.

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Canadrill Limited has expanded its key services to include geotechnical engineering. Canadrill’s Geotechnical Division provides geotechnical investigations, pile installation monitoring, compaction testing and concrete testing services to clients throughout the north.

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Canadrill provides our customers with high quality and dedicated service throughout Nunavut. Our employees are a long time Nunavut residents who are familiar with the harsh conditions. We provide mapping and survey services to get your residential, commercial, or mine projects off the ground. We also provide construction and engineering surveys, as well as surveys for governments (hamlet/city, Territorial and Federal).

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Canadrill Project Shots

Working in one of the most difficult terrains in the world makes our work both challenging and exciting! Check out some of our pictures.

Milestones

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1979

Company Started

Canadrill Limited is incorporated

1979

First Job Completion

First Job Completion

We completed our first job for the Government of the Northwest Territories, in Pond Inlet.

1980

Use of Planes

Use of Planes

1980-1985- We used Hurcules cargo planes to move drills and equipment between communities.

1986

Continues with Drilling Contracts

Continues with Drilling Contracts

1986-1990: We continued taking drilling contracts throughout what was then the Northwest Territories

1990

Company Expansion

Company Expansion

1990-2000: We expanded by purchasing drills for each community, thus, reducing the need to fly equipment via plane

2000

Foundation & Pilings

Foundation & Pilings

2000-2013: We continue to successfully build foundations for residential and commercial buildings. Virtually every building in Nunavut is constructed atop Canadrill pilings

2013

New Owner

New Owner

Iqaluit entrepreneur, Cody Dean, purchased Canadrill Limited

2017

New Vertical Launch

New Vertical Launch

We launched the Geotechnical and Land Survey Divisions