Top Environmental Engineering Companies in Canada

Top Environmental Engineering Companies in Canada


Environmental engineering is the branch of engineering where the principles of soil science, biology, and chemistry are applied to improve and protect the environment from adverse environmental effects. Engineers in this field of study help improve waste disposal, recycling, control of water and air pollution, and public health. 

At the time of writing, there is a balance between the demand and supply of labor needs for environmental engineers in Canada. The job outlook for environmental engineers in Canada varies greatly depending on the province or territory engineers are looking at. As of 2019, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories have a 'good' job outlook rating.

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Top environmental engineering companies in Canada

1. CIMA+

CIMA+ is a consulting firm that specializes in engineering, project management, urban planning, new technologies, and the environment. It was established in 1990 and has grown to become one of Canada's best employers. The firm now has close to 2,000 employees in 30 offices across Canada as well as 5 offices in Africa.

Services offered by CIMA+ range from energy installation and natural resource engineering to the evaluation of air quality, health and environmental impact studies, geomatics, and surveying. They also offer specialized services in 3D scans and drones, alternative delivery models, BIM, virtual design and construction, as well as commissioning and municipal asset management.

Employees at CIMA+ can enjoy a motivating work environment, be part of a variety of customized programs for leadership development, and participate in the company's equity investment program. Environmental engineers in Canada can join the firm as part of the teams in environment and geotechnics, urban planning, and landscape architecture. Examples of typical job roles are project engineer in wastewater treatment and senior project manager.

2. DST Consulting Engineers Inc.

DST Consulting Engineers Inc. is a division of the Englobe Corp that offers services such as environmental consulting, building environment assessment, geotechnical engineering and blast consulting. Some of the sectors that the company works in are mining, energy, government and infrastructure.

As a member of the Englobe Corp, the company has over 2,000 employees with 50 offices across Canada. DST Consulting Engineers started its operations in the 1950s as Dominion Soil Investigations. It later grew and changed its name to DST Consulting Engineers Inc. in the 1990s.

As an employee, benefits range from staff special payments awarded to group and individual contributions, employee ownership options, and a tuition and professional fee reimbursement program. Environmental engineers in Canada can take up positions such as geotechnical/environmental engineer, environmental project manager, and industrial hygiene/hazardous materials engineer.

3. ICF International

ICF International is a US-based global consulting services company that combines expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities. Its primary aim is to help clients solve complex challenges, navigate change, and shape the future. 

Some of the industries that ICF International has worked for include disaster recovery, energy, environmental, financial and consumer, government, health, and hospitality. Its services offered are mostly on strategic planning and consultation, data science and analysis, digital and enterprise technology, marketing and engagement, and program implementation.

ICF International has been in operation for over 50 years and has multiple offices across the globe including offices in Calgary, Regina, and Toronto. Employees get to enjoy medi-passport emergency travel assistance, self-paced online courses and reimbursement for certifications and degree programs. Positions generally available to environmental engineers include environmental chemist, environmental planner, and environmental specialist.

4. McElhanney

McElhanney Ltd is an employee-owned company in Canada that offers engineering, surveying, community planning, GIS & remote sensing, landscape architecture, and environmental services. It has over 30 locations in the country with specialty satellite offices in Newfoundland, Labrador, Ontario, and Florida in the USA. Its team of over 1000 professionals works together to improve Western Canada’s communities, transportation networks, and resource industries.

McElhanney Ltd is one of the oldest independently-owned engineering and surveying firms in Canada. The company was established in 1910 and has continued to provide quality work to its customers for over 100 years.

Successful candidates can enjoy company benefits like professional development and education assistance. Roles typically available in the industry include water and wastewater infrastructure engineer, water resources engineer, and geotechnical engineer.

5. QM Environmental

QM Environmental is an environmental and industrial services company that provides various services to its customers. This includes demolition and decommissioning, environmental remediation, hazardous materials abatement, emergency response and management, waste management and facilities, water treatment, industrial services, and training.

It has over 700 employees in 10 offices across the country. The company has worked with organizations, schools, and hotels among others since its establishment. It has built its reputation on safety, integrity, skill and delivering added value.

Employees are given access to various health and life benefits including training and professional development opportunities from highly trained professionals, excellent working conditions, a comprehensive program to promote health and safety to its employees, and various social and community engagements such as biking and holiday themed parties to support local charities. Environmental engineers in Canada can land key positions such as site superintendent for remediation and EHS coordinator.

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6. Stantec

Stantec is a global design and delivery firm with over 400 offices worldwide. The company was founded in the 1950s as a one-person firm and has grown to employ over 22,000 professionals in 6 continents.

Stantec offers a wide array of services including clean and renewable energy, power-applications engineering, systems engineering and integration, rehabilitation and upgrades as well as environmental services. Its market scope includes border crossings, education, civic and cultural, environment and health.

Employees of Stantec get to participate with community engagement activities such as donations, sponsorships, and volunteering, and be involved with its creativity and innovation program. Jobs that environmental engineers can apply for include hydrologist, water resources engineer, and solid waste management engineer.

7. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

SNC-Lavalin is a Canadian-based company that provides various services worldwide including design, consulting, construction, engineering, as well as operation and maintenance. Its market scope ranges from city development, environment and geoscience, industrial and manufacturing, minerals and metallurgy, water, transportation and security, aerospace and defense.

SNC-Lavalin has over 50 offices around the world which provide services such as consulting and advisory roles, intelligent networks and cybersecurity, design and engineering, procurement, project and construction management, and decommissioning. Moreover, with the recent merging of SNC-Lavalin and Atkins, employee benefits will be better and global opportunities improved.

8. Teck Resources Limited

Teck Resources Limited prides itself on being Canada's largest diversified resource company. It is currently operating in Canada, the United States, Peru, and Chile. Teck Resources Limited produces materials such as steelmaking coal, zinc, copper, and energy raw materials. The company's approach to sustainability is focused on six areas: biodiversity, air, community, energy and climate change, people, and water.

Teck Resources Limited has been in business since the 1910s. The company has operations and projects in the Asia Pacific, North and South America, Africa, and Europe. It was recently voted one of Canada's Top 100 Employers with high ratings specifically on community involvement, physical workplace, financial benefits, and compensation, as well as in health and family-friendly benefits. Job roles for environmental engineers in Canada include mine engineer, water quality management, and environmental coordinator.

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