Treating Professionals Professionally

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As an experienced professional at McElhanney, you can look forward to a challenging career, opportunities for professional development, excellent benefits, competitive compensation, industry-leading profit sharing, and a safe and healthy work environment.

McElhanney is proud to represent our clients with a team of professionals that provide integrated engineering, surveying, mapping, and environmental services to local and international clients in developing resource industries, communities, and infrastructure.

Well-known and respected throughout the industry for the integrity and quality of our work, we also have an excellent reputation for treating our employees well. The rewards of working with McElhanney include extensive opportunities for growth and development, working with other professionals of the highest caliber and a first-class administrative and support team, as well as an excellent compensation plan including competitive salaries, a bonus plan, and a comprehensive benefits package.

An Award Winning Team

McElhanney celebrates a culture of teamwork and collaboration, where every member of our team is important and valued. Our committed, enthusiastic and innovative professionals have won over 60 awards for our projects over the years.


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Employment Equity Employer

McElhanney believes in celebrating diversity and in leveraging the differences in expertise, skill, and opinion that come from employing a diverse workforce. McElhanney is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent, and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including visible minorities, aboriginal people, women and people with disabilities. 

The McElhanney Team

McElhanney is a private company wholly owned and managed by a group of senior employees, with a team of professional staff who have a well-earned reputation for innovation, commitment, reliability, enthusiasm, and guaranteed client service.

What’s Our Secret?

Everyone at McElhanney is a valued member of our team, whether their contribution is in the provision of engineering, surveying or mapping expertise to clients, or administration and technical support in the office.

But that’s not all that makes a team. People at McElhanney also share a “can-do” attitude, appreciation for each other’s efforts, common values, a strong sense of community—and a robust competitive spirit!

Community Spirit

Every year, staff at McElhanney’s various branches contribute to community projects in their region and fundraise to support good causes. We thrive on outdoing each other’s efforts (and finding the most fun ways to do that).

That might be donating to the local food bank in exchange for a weekly baked treat from a colleague; entering the local silly boat regatta in aid for the community’s child development centre; supporting the Canadian Cancer Society through relays and golf tournaments; playing street hockey for the United Way’s All That Kids Can Be program; or competing to collect the most warm coats to donate to homeless people.

Sharing News and Success

At McElhanney, we also share and celebrate each other’s efforts, achievements and news from all of our branches and offices on our intranet site, MyMcElhanney, and at branch events and gatherings. It’s a way to keep us connected and remind us of what McElhanney is all about, every day: passion, energy, quality—and being part of a team.

Moving Your Career Forward

It’s a tradition at McElhanney for people to move up into more advanced and senior management positions at the company. Several of our Presidents and many of our senior managers began their professional careers at McElhanney.

We fully support ongoing professional development opportunities to help move your career forward. We want to know what you’re interested in and hear your ideas for the development of new innovations and ways of achieving success. Our reputation for innovation and quality service also makes it imperative that the technical knowledge and skill of our employees is continuously updated.

Training, seminars, and workshops for building your expertise are highly encouraged, and a mentoring program, in-house learning opportunities, conferences and lunch-and-learn sessions are provided for all levels of staff.

For our more senior employees, we place an emphasis on building managers with the leadership and project management skills to effectively engage clients and motivate staff.

Click here for more information on how we help our employees develop their careers

Safety Training

We believe that all new employees should be provided with the necessary tools to complete their jobs safely and effectively in a stable and supportive environment.

McElhanney is committed to a proactive and systematic approach to safety that ensures that all employees feel responsible for health and safety and that they are empowered to make continuous improvements to our health and safety practices.

All employees receive safety training that is tailored to their specific job and worksite. Training courses can include: WHMIS, First Aid & CPR, H2S Alive, ATV Operator, Ground Disturbance, Petroleum Safety Training, and Wilderness Safety.

Rewards & Benefits

At McElhanney, we believe in ensuring our people are rewarded for their hard work and commitment, and we offer a variety of benefit packages to staff.

  • Compensation & Benefits

    Competitive Salary: McElhanney provides industry-competitive salaries for all of our positions. We conduct annual salary reviews and research published industry salary reports to ensure we offer market competitive rates.

    Overtime Compensation Unlike other engineering firms, McElhanney provides overtime pay for most professional roles.

    Shareholder Plan: Become part of the company – literally. McElhanney is 100% employee-owned and operated, and we are proud to offer shares to qualifying employees.

    Bonus Plan: When we grow, you grow. We recognize that people are the key to our long-term success, and developed the Bonus Plan to give you the opportunity to directly share in the Company’s success.

  • Retirement & Savings Plans

    Group RRSP Savings Plan: As part of our employment package, McElhanney offers an RRSP group savings program. The plan provides you with an opportunity to save for your retirement while reducing your current taxes. You can choose from a variety of registered investment funds to build your own portfolio, and contribute through payroll deductions. To further grow your savings, McElhanney will match contributions on your behalf.

    Tax Free Savings Account: Take advantage of tax-free savings growth, and invest in our Tax-Free Savings Account.

  • Insurance

    Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment: Group Life Insurance and Basic AD&D is available for eligible employees. 

    Short & Long Term Disability Coverage: McElhanney provides up to 180 days of Short Term Disability for eligible employees. If you become totally disabled while insured and qualify for Long Term Disability, you will receive a disability benefit equaling 60% of your monthly earnings, to a maximum of $10,000.

    Optional Additional Coverage: For additional coverage, McElhanney offers Optional Life Insurance and Optional Critical Illness Insurance (available for employee, spouse and children), and Voluntary AD&D for employees and families.

  • Health & Wellness

    Provincial Medical: Premium costs for your family’s provincial health insurance coverage are shared with the company.

    Extended Health: Premium costs of coverage are shared with the company. We offer the following benefits:

    • Prescription drugs: 80% coverage for prescription drugs
    • Vision Care: Prescription glasses or contact lenses, repairs, elective laser vision correction to a maximum of $250 during any 24 months, and an annual eye exam.
    • Professional services: 80% of the cost of chiropractor, osteopath, podiatrist, massage therapist, naturopath, speech therapist, psychologist and physiotherapist appointments up to a combined maximum of $1,100 per calendar year.
    • Hospital Care, including the cost of a private room.
    • Medical services and supplies: private duty nursing, ambulance, medical equipment, non-dental prosthesis, supports and hearing aids, and out-of-province/out-of-Canada claims.
    • Out-of-province/country Emergency Travel Assistance up to $1,000,000
    • Survivor Extended Benefit. If you die while your dependents are insured under this program, your Extended Health and Dental Care benefits will continue without payment of premiums for a specified period.
    • Drug Card: Our pay-direct drug card is a fast and easy way to instantly cover eligible prescription drugs without completing claim forms or waiting for reimbursements.
    • Fast reimbursement: our online claim system ensures fast and easy processing.

    Dental Care: McElhanney covers dental expenses for employees and their dependents up to $1,500 per person, per calendar year, including:

    • Basic services: 100%
    • Dentures and major restorative services: 50%
    • Orthodontics: 50% up to a lifetime maximum of $1,500

    Health Care Spending Account: Beyond our standard benefits package, McElhanney offers a Health Care Spending Account. This Account provides you with additional funds to cover unexpected health or dental expenses, or to pay amounts the Benefit Plan does not cover. Each employee receives $200 annually in their HSCA account for qualifying expenses.

    Health & Wellness: McElhanney supports the health and well-being of all of our employees. The McElhanney Wellness Initiative is designed to provide access to resources to influence healthy lifestyle choices.

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides employees and their families enrolled in health benefits with confidential counseling and information. You can access this 24-hour free service without questions regarding:

    • Childcare
    • Workplace stress
    • Health information
    • Financial information
    • Individual counseling
    • Eldercare
    • Substance abuse
    • Legal information
    • Family counseling
    • Couples counseling

    To maintain your privacy, this program is offered by an independent EAP provider. The service provider ensures that no one within McElhanney has access to your information or service requests.

  • Career Development

    Educational Assistance: McElhanney knows that tuition is expensive, so we're there to help you out. With our subsidized tuition program, you can take the courses you need to get the training you want in a related discipline.

    Reimbursement of Professional Dues: McElhanney will reimburse annual dues for employees who belong to a qualifying professional organization that enhances their career.

    Internal Promotions: You have the power to drive your career forward. We believe in advancing our valued employees through internal promotions.

    Professional Development: We support ongoing training to help develop your career. Training, seminars and workshops for building your expertise are highly encouraged, and our mentoring program, in-house learning opportunities, conferences and lunch-and-learn sessions are provided for professional development for all levels of staff.

    Award-winning Projects: McElhanney is consistently recognized for award winning work. Click here to see some of our most notable projects.

  • Other Benefits

    Safety Program: Your safety is our concern. McElhanney provides a safe work environment, a comprehensive Safety Program and safety training.

    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Allowance: Your safety is our concern. To assist in ensuring that you have the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you require and to help offset the cost of your PPE, McElhanney offers an allowance on select PPE items, including safety boots and ATV/snowmobile helmets.

    Opportunity to Travel or Transfer to Other Cities: Our many office locations, combined with our size and stability, offer opportunities for advancement and relocation as vacancies become available.

    Some Positions Offer Flexible Working Hours: At McElhanney, we know that balancing a career with your life is not always easy. By offering flexible start/finish times for some positions, employees can manage family and personal commitments.

    Employee Referral Program: We believe that great people know and recommend great people. We provide various levels of monetary compensation for successful referrals into qualifying positions.

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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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