Recruitment Solutions and Engineering Jobs from Alberta to Ontario
We provide technical personnel for Canada’s most innovative energy projects
NES Fircroft has had an office in Alberta since 2001 in Calgary, which now functions as our Canadian head-quarters, further supported by an office in Bonnyville, and more offices across the country. We are Canada's recruitment partner of choice across the whole energy landscape, supporting over 1,000 contractors on local assignments.
Canada is a global leader in energy production and Alberta in particular is one of the world’s leading investment destinations for renewable, carbon capture and hydrogen technology. The state also boasts one of the planet’s largest unconventional oil deposits, the oil sands, and is home to the third largest oil reserve in the world.
We have complemented our energy market activity by opening our latest Canadian office, Oakville (Ontario). Bolstered by operations in Calgary, Bonnyville and St John’s, our combined Canadian office network boasts broad candidate reach from coast to coast and ensures that we remain close to your project.
Our value proposition separates us apart from our competition and as such, we hold key workforce service agreements with many of Canada’s major operators, contractors and subcontractors.
Recruitment Services in Canada
Having been operational in Canada for over 20 years, NES Fircroft has become a key recruitment partner to energy companies across the country providing full compliant payroll and staffing solutions to all 10 provinces across Canada. Our recruitment services include contract staffing, retained search, executive search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) where companies can outsource all or part of their recruitment function to us.
Our experienced Canadian teams include discipline-specific recruitment experts, dedicated compliance staff and health & safety specialists, award-winning payroll teams and assignment support professionals.
We’ve hired in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and more, placing specialist personnel from Vancouver to Halifax. Our access to the technical talent pool is unrivalled whether you’re looking for technical personnel of your next Board member. As a team we're on the ground where our clients and candidates need us most and work together to ensure quick and effective recruitment practises, with smooth onboarding for all parties. We're able to support T4 contractors as well as incorporated companies. Together, our teams ensure that new starters arrive for their new role efficiently and compliantly.
In 2015 we further strengthened our footprint in Canada though the purchase of Sure Flow Consulting Services (1992) Inc. and Sure Flow Oilfield Services Inc. Based in Bonnyville, Alberta, this office specializes within the operations sectors of oil and gas, covering a full suite of services from Consultancy - to provide drilling, completions and well supervision personnel - to oilfield services providing operators, power engineers and construction personnel.
Our expertise extends far beyond oil & gas however; we’ve supported businesses in the power generation, wind, solar, energy storage, hydropower, nuclear and mining industries by connecting them to specialist engineers and technical talent pools. Within the power market, our client portfolio comprises independent power producers, EPCs, developers, OEMs, engineering consultancies, construction companies and clean tech organisations. Our recruiters are discipline-specific to stay close to their markets, including trends and people movement.
We’re COR® certified - endorsed by the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) to evidence our commitment to contractor health and safety. This certification provides us with an effective tool to assess the health and safety management system on contractor sites.
We recruit for the entire project lifecycle across multiple disciplines, including but not limited to:
- Construction & Commissioning
- Drilling & Completion
- Operations and Maintenance
- Project Controls
- Project Support
- Supply Chain Management
We have been integral to supplying engineering and technical staff to key energy projects such as:
- Albian Sands
- Carmon Creek (Oil Sands)
- Christina Lake
- Cold Lake (Oil Sands)
- Heartland Petrochemical Complex
- Hilda Wind Power project
- Jansen Potash Mine
- Kearl Lake project (Oil Sands)
- Kirby North
- LNG Canada
- Peace Pipeline Expansion
- Strathcona/Sarnia and Horizon
- Syncrude Complex – Refinery
- Transmountain pipeline
- Wolf Lake (Oil Sands)
The Canadian energy sector covers the entire value chain, from upstream production to downstream end use in conventional and unconventional oil / natural gas extraction and processing, including the power generation and distribution sector. With an abundance of low-cost feedstock, significant midstream infrastructure capacity and a provincial diversification program, there are also significant growth opportunities expected within the power, renewables, carbon capture, hydrogen and petrochemical sectors as Alberta leads the way for the country’s diversification and carbon reduction initiatives.
In particular, the economic downturn resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic has led to the Government of Canada taking measures to support Canadians and businesses experiencing hardships by launching the “COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.” We are a qualified personnel supplier for government abandonment projects across several Canadian provinces including Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.
With offices in Calgary, Bonnyville, Oakville and St Johns, we are perfectly placed to help candidates enhance their careers across all facets of the energy and engineering spectrum in Canada.
Whatever role you’re looking for, we're confident that Canada has an exciting job opportunity for you. Our discipline-specific consultants will help you achieve your career goals - they're on the ground and ready to help you take the next step in your career.
Search our latest Canadian jobs below and enhance your energy career.
Our Recruitment Services
We have over 50 years of experience in orchestrating retained search activities, enabling businesses to hire strategically and effectively.
We’ll find C-Suite personnel with shared responsibility and purpose to innovate your Board and secure your succession planning.
We manage tens of thousands of contractors globally, delivering industry-leading logistics support and payroll.
We support contractors throughout their assignments, taking care of their welfare, travel practicalities and payroll.
Our streamlined service is award-winning and fully compliant in the respective localities of our internationally mobile contractor base.
Our consolidation service will save costs, increase hiring efficiencies and improve your compliance levels.
Our globally based team understand local legislation requirements and will help businesses to regain compliance in their employment.
Employer of Record
Expand your global presence without registering a new business entity; we can hire employees on your behalf, with minimal risk.
Managed Services Provision
We have decades of experience in delivering effective contingent workforce solutions and mobilisation programmes.
Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Outsource all or part or your direct hiring; we manage high volume demand and have a global candidate reach.
As part of improving our indigenous engagement, NES Fircroft has partnered with The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). Our partnership enables our clients to create a diverse workforce and promote a prosperous Indigenous economy. NESF is committed to the employment of local and Indigenous talent, as well as utilizing local businesses, where possible, to perform our services.
We aim to make a significant contribution within the Indigenous community and to support our client’s Indigenous commitment. We will support our clients in providing employment opportunities to Indigenous people, qualified residents, local subcontractors, and other traditionally underrepresented groups, to partake in employment and subcontracting opportunities, while committing to full and fair opportunity for all residents.
Volume Contractor Transitions
Due to the economic effects caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic, our client sought cost savings solutions for the business to help them mitigate the strained market conditions
CCUS Projects - Canada
We have sourced over 180 contractors over an 8 year period to help Canadian energy businesses with their low carbon initiatives
Sourcing Sour Gas Specialists - Canada
As exclusive staffing partner we supplied a team of turnaround personnel for a sour gas plant in Alberta
Abandonment & Site Reclamation Programs
We place personnel on site abandonment and well reclamation programmes in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia
Supplying Hydropower Expertise - Canada
We recruited a Winder for our client's Hydropower facility in Manitoba, Canada
Kitimat LNG Project
NES Fircroft assisted our clients to recruit and engage project team members in USA (Houston), Calgary, Kitimat, Terrace, Surrey (Canada) and Yokohama (Japan) for the Kitimat LNG project
Other Regional Offices
As the largest in the region, our Houston office serves as our North American recruitment hub
We’ve staffed the region’s largest oil refineries, chemical manufacturing, and renewable fuels plants
Through Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana & Suriname operations we support the local energy industry
We service the petrochemical, refining, and renewable energy sectors, including CAPEX projects
Our entire office is dedicated to providing staffing solutions for specialist divisions of the Power sector
Our New Orleans team has staffed Louisiana’s largest chemical refining sites, including turnarounds
We’re poised to support the hiring needs of the North East Coast’s offshore wind market