Forbes Recognizes Bell Textron Canada as One of the Country’s Top Employers

Forbes has named 300 companies as Canada’s Best Employers for 2021, and Bell’s Canadian organization, Bell Textron Canada Ltd., ranked 40 overall! Regarded for its design, manufacturing, testing, certification and delivery contributions to Bell’s commercial segment, the company also earned second in the Aerospace and Defense industry.


“Bell Textron Canada is respected across the country for its technology, unique products and talented teams. This award reflects the company’s immeasurable value to Canada’s economy and global contribution,” stated Steeve Lavoie, president, Bell Textron Canada. “As for Bell, our success wouldn’t be possible without our collaboration, culture and open-minded vision. Our Canadian teams are extremely proud to receive such a prestigious award by Forbes.”

While Bell and Textron have had a footprint in Canada for decades, in 2021 Bell Textron Canada Ltd. celebrates the 35th year of its inception as a manufacturing and delivery center in Mirabel, Quebec. With more than 1,300 employees across the country, Bell Textron Canada serves customers across the globe with exceptional aircraft and services. To date, the company has built more than 5,200 commercial helicopters and delivered more than 1,000 aircraft to Canadian customers.

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The company continues to make incredible strides in innovative initiatives, recently testing a new Autonomous Pod Transport alternate configuration. This technology demonstrator is co-funded by the Canadian Technology Demonstration Program (TDP), which allows Bell to test new technologies that promote advances in autonomy and electric propulsion.


About Bell

Thinking above and beyond is what we do. For more than 85 years, we’ve been reimagining the experience of flight – and where it can take us.

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were a part of NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of advanced air mobility.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas – as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., – we have strategic locations around the globe. And with nearly one quarter of our workforce having served, helping our military achieve their missions is a passion of ours.

Above all, our breakthrough innovations deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. Efficiently. Reliably. And always, with safety at the forefront.

About Textron

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit:

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