Like most other countries in the world, Canada has a relatively small number of very large electric contractors. These are companies that have an international reach and offer a full suite of electrical contracting services. They typically measure their revenue in multiple billions of dollars per year.
Large Industrial Electrical Contractors In Canada.
1. CDN Controls Ltd.
With over 350 trained professionals, CDN Controls has been providing the oil and gas industry of Western Canada with the high-quality services they need for their operations. Since 2010, CDN has been the team that oil and gas companies trust to ensure that their operations improve and run effectively and efficiently. They provide instrumentation and electrical for all ongoing and new projects, commission combustion and emissions equipment to enhance productivity, and provide automation to improve efficiency.
2. Aecon Group Inc.
Aecon Group Inc. is Canada’s largest construction company that also offers a wide range of electrical services, including design-build and general contracting for industrial projects. The company has been in business since 1877. At the end of 2014, its revenue stood at CAD2.6 billion (USD2 billion).
3. Ledcor Group of Companies
Ledcor was established in the 1990s through the merger of three companies: Edmonton-based Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Industries, Calgary-based Macleod Dixon, and the original Ledcor Contracting Company Limited based in Burnaby, British Columbia. The company is privately owned and has been providing industrial electrical contracting services since 1923. The group’s revenue in 2014 totaled CAD1.8 billion (USD1.45 billion).
4. Stantec Inc.
Stantec is a global design firm with roots in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Founded as an Edmonton-based engineering consulting company, it now calls itself “one of the largest fully integrated professional services firms in Canada” and has expanded into several related fields, including electrical engineering. The company’s 2014 revenue totaled CAD1.5 billion (USD1.2 billion).
5. Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd.
Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Ainsworth is one of North America’s largest producers of lumber and engineered wood products. The company has been in business since 1905 and focuses on the building construction industry. In 2014, its revenue stood at CAD1.32 billion (USD1 billion).
6. EllisDon Corporation Limited
EllisDon is a privately held company that was established by CEO Ricky W. Ellis in London, Ontario, in 1959 as a small plant constructor. Since then, the company has expanded into various related fields and is now one of Canada’s largest construction companies. In 2014, its revenue was CAD1.2 billion (USD910 million).
7. PCL Constructors Inc.
PCL began as Pacific Coast Lighting Co., founded by three British immigrants in 1906 in Victoria, British Columbia. It expanded into a national company and was reorganized into PCL Constructors Inc. in 1978. The company went public in 1986 and is now one of Canada’s largest construction services companies. In 2014 it reported revenue of CAD1 billion (USD738 million).
8. Ledcor Technology Incorporated
Ledcor Technology Inc. became a stand-alone company in 2002 when its former parent, Ledcor Group of Companies, spun it off as a separate entity. The focus is on the provision of large-scale specialty construction services for the telecommunications industry. At the end of 2014, its revenue stood at CAD874 million (USD658 million).
9. Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group Inc.
Pinnacle is a Burnaby, British Columbia-based company that provides construction services for biomass power plants in North America and Europe. The company went public in 2010 and has grown to become one of Canada’s largest renewable energy companies, with revenue totaling CAD638 million (USD472 million).
10. Western Wind Energy Corp.
Western Wind is a developer, owner, and operator of wind turbine projects across the United States and Canada. The company was established in 2002 as SkyPower Corp., which focused on the engineering, procurement, and construction of utility-scale wind turbines for independent power producers (IPPs). In 2014 its revenue stood at CAD590 million (USD433 million).
In conclusion, industrial electrical contractors are in high demand because industrialization is always increasing, so industrial electrical contractors are always needed to help industrialize Canada.
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