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Our work begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. We’re active members of the communities we serve; that’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind

The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across 6 continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, environmental, water, and infrastructure projects to life. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, construction services, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through to design, construction, commissioning, maintenance, decommissioning, and remediation—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. 

Our local strength, knowledge, and relationships, coupled with our world-class expertise, have allowed us to go anywhere to meet our clients' needs in more creative and personalized ways. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. 


We take pride in a long history of being part of the communities we serve. We started in 1954 as a one-person firm founded in Edmonton by Dr. Don Stanley, a Harvard graduate in environmental engineering. In search of work, Dr. Stanley sent out 600 letters and drove 27,000 kilometres (17,000 miles) in four months visiting small communities in western Canada. His perseverance paid off. Today we are public company with a diverse portfolio of clients across many practice areas and geographies, both in North America and internationally.

Business Objective

At Stantec our business objective is to become and remain a top 10 global design firm. To do this we need to expand both the depth and breadth of our professional services to achieve the ability to serve global clients. We believe continued growth will increase shareholder value and give Stantec employees the opportunity to work with the best clients on the best projects and to provide the best services.


By connecting the focus of our work with our deep commitment to community and the unique insight we bring to every project, our promise lets the world know exactly what we do and what we stand for.

That is why our promise is to design with community in mind.


At Stantec, we are always creating communities and our values guide the way:

We put people first

Our people remain at the core of what we do. We want our employees to succeed, however they define it—from accomplishing stimulating, challenging work to becoming leaders in their fields and communities. We are committed to support, foster, and invest in individual success through a culture of opportunity, mentorship, and innovation.

We do what is right

A company’s reputation centers on its integrity. The way we treat our people, clients, and neighbors reflects who we are, what we believe in, and how we do our work. Our commitment to doing things right is evident in everything we do, from our health and safety culture to the professional excellence in our project work to taking responsibility for projects within our communities.

We are better together

Strong, long-lasting relationships directly impact the success of our employees, clients, projects, and communities. We will reach our full potential as an organization and as trusted advisors for our clients only when we combine our unique strengths and passion.

We are driven to achieve

Achievement at every level begins and ends with a firm commitment to being the best we can be. We are committed to being a Top 10 global design firm. It’s an ambitious goal, but it’s one we take seriously. In order to achieve our Top 10 objective, we recognize our key challenge is to maintain the stability and strength of our local relationships while balancing the management of growth projections.

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