Who We Are

A Family of Companies

After more than 100 years in business, the name McElhanney is synonymous with the progress and prosperity of western Canada in the 21st century, and with innovation, professional reliability and utmost quality.

Established in 1910, McElhanney’s family of companies, including McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd and McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd, provide integrated surveying, engineering, mapping and specialty professional services to clients responsible for the development of resource industries, communities, and infrastructure across western Canada and beyond.

Culture and Values

The McElhanney family of companies are wholly owned and managed by their senior employees,
with a team of professional staff behind them dedicated to providing the highest quality service in a team-oriented atmosphere. We support our staff in expanding their professional qualifications and experience, challenge them with exciting projects and the use of leading edge technology, and encourage them to apply original ideas and approaches to developing sound, effective and practical solutions.

The result is a professional team providing high quality, innovative and committed service tailored to our client’s needs. The people in our family of McElhanney companies also have strong community values. McElhanney provides corporate support for various initiatives every year, but the staff at McElhanney’s various offices also contribute personally to community projects in their region, and fundraise to support good causes.

How We Work

McElhanney is a quality oriented organization. Our history and experiences have taught us to seek excellence in our own back yard. More than 25 offices in Western Canada are available to service local demand for our professionals.

We believe safety is the most important outcome from the work we do. We leverage the best
available technology with great professionals which gives us an edge on all bottom lines of quality, timeliness, cost and safety.

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

We offer engineering, surveying, mapping, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. We support a range of sectors including: transportation & transit, cities/municipalities & communities, and energy & resource development.

Our Mission

To be the employer of choice for talented staff who are passionate about outstanding delivery of projects, seek out and triumph over challenges, champion clients' and partners' best interests, and make a positive difference in the communities where we live and work. As an employee-owned company, this comes naturally to us.

Our Vision

To be Western Canada’s most respected and sought-after provider of engineering, surveying, environmental, and planning solutions.


At McElhanney, we believe that quality is not a standalone process—it is embedded and integrated in everything we do. We strive to deliver our services and products with professional integrity, to meet and exceed our clients' expectations, to decrease risk and enhance success, and to enable our employees to take pride in their work. Our formal Quality Policy aligns with this and has been certified under ISO 9001:2008.

McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd.

Since 1910, McElhanney has been surveying and mapping in Western Canada. With several branches located across Alberta, British Columbia, and Newfoundland, McElhanney’s 100+ years of success are a result of our ability to respond to the changing needs of our clients and consistently deliver exceptional service.

Our Vision

McElhanney’s vision is to be our client’s first choice: renowned for our determination, driven to be the best, and there for your future. This future, for the next 100 years and beyond, is guided by our four cornerstones.

People: to be the employer of choice

McElhanney is committed to providing ongoing learning and development opportunities, identifying and developing leaders, and creating a culture of cooperation and a climate of success.

Productivity & Processes: striving for operational excellence

McElhanney believes in continuous improvement and in implementing processes to improve quality, optimize resources, and maximize value for our clients.

Clients: to be the service provider of choice

Exceptional service means delivering solutions on time, on budget, and to specification. McElhanney strives to understand the unique needs of each of our clients and to consistently provide the exceptional service that we are known for.

Financial: sustained profitability and financial stability

Fiscal responsibility and calculated risk taking has allowed McElhanney to celebrate over 100 years of successful operation. Annual targets, financial forecasting, and strategic growth have been key factors in McElhanney’s ongoing success.

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McElhanney is well-known and respected throughout the industry for the integrity and quality of our work. We celebrate teamwork and collaboration, where every member of our team is important and valued.

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