Committed To The Craft

We have a storied tradition of hard work and perseverance that dates back more than 100 years. And, because of these qualities, we’re known as one of the longest-standing private tugboat operators in Western Canada—proudly earned by way of talented people and a commitment to our craft.

Careers at Hodder

Along with Transport Canada’s requirements for seafaring work, we work with industry unions like the Canadian Merchant Service Guild and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union 400 (ILW 400) to ensure our crews are capable of quality work.

We’re always looking for talented and passionate people to add to our team. If you don’t see a job opening available, you’re welcome to submit a general application Form, along with supporting documentation as applicable.

Current Job Openings

General Application Form

    What We’re Made Of

    We never stop. Our teams cycle on 12-hour shifts so that our fleet can operate continuously, day and night. Because of this, we’re always seeking new, enthusiastic members that represent our core values.

    • Accountability
    • Integrity
    • Safety
    • Stewardship

    Hear It From Us

    Every day is different. You could be down or upriver towing barges or logs. It’s always interesting and makes coming to work enjoyable.



    We take pride in everything we do. It’s about doing a safe and efficient job to make our clients happy.



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    Hodder’s History

    Want to know our story in depth? Get to know how Hodder Tugboat Co. came to be through the eyes of our second-generation operator, Robert Nelson “R.N.” Hodder.