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MACDONNELL places for people

MacDonnell is a firm of professionals who create exceptional places for people to live, learn, work and play. Specializing in Innovative Engineering, Management Consulting, Maritime Security Training and Risk Management. MacDonnell takes an interdisciplinary approach to projects, inspired by its belief that people are what matter.

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The only program of it's kind in North America is a making a difference in the management and competitiveness of North American ports. The CPE Certified Port Executive Program gives participants the tools and knowledge to make their organization more competitive.

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Whether it is research and development, the introduction of new design in civil engineering, Structural Health Monitoring, Corrosion Free Bridge Decks, or the design of bridges, ports and civil infrastructure, the expertise and services we have to offer come from our highly qualified people, our extensive list of successful projects, and an unparalleled commitment to our clients.  

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MacDonnell Security Risk Management provides a wide range of comprehensive Security Solutions to ensure you remain compliant with MTSR/DFSR Regulations. We combine extensive risk management knowledge and industry operational experience to assist you with identifying and managing your risks while maintaining efficiency.

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MacDonnell provides training and risk management solutions to meet the needs of our clients from coast to coast. Cost-effective and timely training programs which help you meet the objective of remaining abreast of regulatory changes, best practices in the industry, and changing technology and security requirements.

To enroll in all Facility, Vessel and Ferry Security Training Classes
call 24/7 toll free 1.866.381.0461
Bowood Security Training Facility | Print |
BOWOOD_mapBOWOOD is a campus-like development in beautiful Shelburne, Nova Scotia that overlooks one of the world’s most attractive deep-water harbours. Shelburne also boasts breathtaking wilderness areas surrounding crystal clear lakes, beautiful beaches, and the roaring ocean.

BOWOOD is a mixed use community development consisting of 11 primary buildings with more than 132,000 ft² (40,234 m²) of building space. Buildings available for lease include space for institutional, office, business, fitness, training, exhibition and residential use and are spaciously located on more than 200 acres of land, with the buildings contained in a well-developed core.

The land is fully serviced with water, waste treatment and paved roads. In addition to office and training spaces, the facility can provide ample dining and overnight accommodations. Most buildings are HVAC system controlled, wheelchair-accessible, and are cable and high-speed/wireless internet-enabled.


  • Institutional and office space development occupy approximately 50 acres on the site.
  • Approximately 100 acres of the property will be developed as residential space in the long run.
  • This includes mixed-use housing for families, retirees and students. The facility offers considerable parkland and is surrounded by mature forest.


  • Modern business and community cluster
  • Contemporary office space
  • Ample on-site parking
  • Nestled in a quaint, rural setting
  • Minutes from major transportation route, Highway 103

Security Guard Basic Training Program - CAN/CGSB-133.1-2008

Qualification Program for Security Guards Recognized by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB)