Canem Systems.
Contractors that care.

At Canem Systems we use the latest prefabrication and
project management technologies to ensure we deliver
our projects on time with a calibre of excellence you can trust.
We’re the electrical contractors you can count on to do the job right,
because we’ve been putting relationships first for nearly 60 years.

Our Mission

To bring integrity and care to the construction and service industry.

Our Vision

Building communities across Canada for our customers, employees and stakeholders.

Our Values

Honouring Our Word
Integrity. Fairness. Honesty. Accountability. Respect.

Going Above and Beyond
Proactive. All In. Whatever It Takes. Excellence. Execution.

Working Safe and Smart
Productive. Effective. Innovative. Streamlining Processes.
Doing More with Less.

Giving Back to Our Communities
Local Roots. National Presence.

Putting Relationships First
Loyal. Committed. Enduring. Communication.

Canem Cares Program

At Canem, we walk the walk.

Throughout Canada – in each of our branch offices – we give back through a wide array of neighbourhood programs.

Canem Care Spotlight
Highlighted Project 2017 – Calgary Food Bank Donation

Check with your local Canem office for a community initiative near you.

A Message From Our President

I’m very excited to greet all of you who are first time visitors to Canem’s new website.
Our new logo, visuals, and tagline are representative of both a new Canem and a
Canem that is back to its roots as a premier electrical contractor – and soon to be a
multi-trade contractor with the re-addition of a mechanical offering. .


Indeed, Canem was born a multi-trade company almost 60 years ago as CANadian Electrical and Mechanical, and our shared goal is to re-establish that which has made us a top tier contractor to the Commercial Construction and Services industry.

What is that?  Our strength = our people and their ability to build relationships with our customers and industry partners to clearly identify their needs and take care to deliver on those needs with best in class design, pre-planning and prefabrication processes and technologies.  This is not a new concept, but Canem does this better than any other electrical contractor out there and has for a long time, as Canem was the first electrical contractor in Canada to use estimating software.  Taking care to deliver on our customers’ needs, honouring our relationships – before, during and after the job is done –  is what makes us a preferred electrical contractor right now, and will make us a preferred multi-trade contractor down the road.

That’s why I’m also pleased that during the last year we’ve brought our Contractors That Care attitude to a wider Canadian market.  Canem has expanded into Ontario and will be opening its newest Regional Branch office in Cambridge, offering design, pre-planning and prefabrication construction services to south and south-western Ontario customers from Windsor to Niagara Region.  Look for our industry soiree branch grand opening announcement soon.

And finally, I’m very proud to be a part of the Canem team.  Since I took on the President’s role, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting all our branch locations across Western Canada multiple times.  A big thank you to all Canem employees for welcoming me into the legacy we’re continuing to build together.

John Krill, P.Eng., MBA
President and COO

Leadership Team

Corporate Office

John Krill
President and COO

Julie Lee
Human Resources and Strategic Change

Kevin Wong
Director, Finance

Bill Oulton
Director, Corporate Services

Neil Moffatt
Health, Safety and Environment

Daren Gallagher
Estimating Manager

Branch Offices

British Columbia


Brendan Kelly
Regional Vice President, British Columbia

Dustin Christensen
Branch Manager, Vancouver

Rick Friesen
Service Manager, Vancouver

Vancouver Island

Dale Risvold
Branch Manager, Vancouver Island

Russ Edgson
Operations Manager, Victoria

Tyler Carson
Operations Manager, Nanaimo


Southern Alberta

Andy Carr
Regional Vice President, Alberta and Saskatchewan

Colin Barclay
Branch Manager, Southern Alberta

Mark Volf
Construction Manager, Calgary

Joe Niosi
Service Manager, Calgary

James Hannett
Operations Manager, Red Deer

Shawn Pasemko
Operations Manager, Lethbridge

Northern Alberta

Brett Harke
Branch Manager, Edmonton

Wally Hamming
Construction Manager, Edmonton


Brett Harke
Branch Manager, Edmonton and Saskatoon


Ken Smith
Branch Manager, Winnipeg

Steven Eyolfson
Construction Manager, Winnipeg

Hayley Schubert
Operations Manager, Winnipeg


Darryl Matlo,
Regional Vice President, Ontario and Manitoba

Peter Brodimas
Branch Manager


Brian Van Herk
Manager of Roll Out Services

Marc Remillard
National Security Manager

Our Story

Since our founding as an electrical contracting firm in Vancouver in 1960 (that’s 58 years and counting!), we’ve been meeting our customer’s needs through innovative and collaborative work.

We were the first private company in Canada to have computerized estimating.

We have an Integrated Project Delivery process which results in reduced waste and maximized efficiency.

We’re at the forefront of current construction practices that create high-performance, sustainable buildings.

No wonder that Canem has served as a partner in many of Canada’s most prestigious and important building projects.

With a current workforce of over 1,200 people and offices in Calgary, Cambridge, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Vancouver Island and a National Roll Out Services office, we have built up our electrical contracting capacity to support virtually any size or type of installation across Western Canada.

Staying true to our roots, the company retains the flexibility to competitively serve even the smallest clients with the same interests and efficiency as large projects.

Innovation has enabled Canem to thrive for 58 years. We continue to embrace innovation, which means we’ll be around as a trusted partner for another 58 years.



Nearly six decades of success. More than 1,200 current employees.

We must be doing something right.

If you’re a dynamic, talented individual with ‘electricity’ running through
your veins, we invite you to apply to the opportunities below.

Current Opportunities

Join the team today!

Our Philosophy?
People First!

Training. Mentoring. Incentives.
A ladder to the career for you.


Canem is a progressive and growing Canadian electrical, data, communication, and building optimization provider. We invite you to take part in our exciting team and grow your career with us.

With over 50 years of expertise in its field, Canem has realized extraordinary expansion, innovation and advances due to its unwavering commitment to providing expert, world-class services while utilizing the most advanced technologies.

We offer generous compensation programs and performance driven incentives to reward our people.

If you are a motivated team player and want to work with a dynamic group of professionals, please send your résumé in confidence to Human Resources via email to: Please do not fax or mail your applications.

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