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From civil and municipal engineering, to planning and survey, Vancouver Island offers a wide range of career options. Whether you’re a senior professional, or just starting out, McElhanney is looking to grow our teams across our five Island branches – in Campbell River, Courtenay, Duncan, Nanaimo, and in British Columbia’s seaside capital, Victoria. For the right candidates, we offer relocation support.


A place to call home for families and adventure-seekers alike, the Vancouver Island represents a preferred, more affordable lifestyle while retaining the benefits of a career in the Lower Mainland. Our Island offices undertake work for local clients and assist with larger, more complex assignments in our mainland offices – so you’ll be able to work on a variety of projects while still being able to enjoy the best the Island has to offer.


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    Work within one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

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    Financial support for professional development

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    Reimbursement of relocation expenses

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    Join a fun and tight-knit, community-minded team with flexible work options


  • Achieve work-life balance with more affordable housing, less traffic, and friendly, tight-knit oceanside communities
  • Campbell River is ranked one of five best quality-of-life places to live in North America
  • Courtenay is home to more than 40 parks. An adventure through forest, rivers, and ocean await
  • With a new City Square, Duncan is a hub of heritage buildings and exquisite restaurants
  • Nanaimo, the Harbour City, is just 20 minutes away from Vancouver via floatplane
  • More sun, and much less rain…Victoria has the mildest climate in Canada!


McElhanney is a multidisciplinary firm established in 1910. We are proudly employee-owned and have been a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation since 2018. We offer more than just a workplace. With people and communities as one of our four cornerstones, our staff lead internal committees, which include: Women at McElhanney, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Green Direction, Young Professional, and numerous Technical Service Groups. Our workplace culture is characterized by respect and inclusion for all. Come be a part of building a better future, together.

“I work out of our Campbell River branch, which also happens to be where I was born and raised. I moved away after graduating high school, attending BCIT in the lower mainland, but came back as soon as I finished school. I love Campbell River because of all the opportunities there are for an active, outdoor lifestyle, with fishing, skiing and hiking being a few of the many different options. Being able to see whales every day while out on the water is a particular favorite of mine!”

Connor Ludvigson – Land Surveyor in Training, Campbell River branch

“My partner and I had been living in Vancouver for years, and we were ready to buy our first home, get a dog, and have kids. An opportunity came up with McElhanney to move to Victoria. And it’s really nice – Vancouver Island is so unique. It’s a slower pace of life but the people are still driven and accomplish a lot. Everybody takes the time to stop and breathe. It’s truly West Coast living!”

David Ellis – McElhanney Engineer, Victoria Branch

About McElhanney

McElhanney has been in Western Canada for more than a century. We’re employee-owned and operated and have 1,000+ employees in more than 25 branch offices. We are made up of engineers, surveyors, mappers, planners, landscape architects, and environmental consultants. We are passionate about solving our clients’ challenges and have strong connections in the local communities in which we live and work.