Celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are an inclusive, 400+ person firm spread across multiple offices. Our team members hail from all over, each with unique backgrounds and varying experiences that enrich our collective understanding of our clients’ needs and create original solutions.

We celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in our daily approach to work and life, knowing that the three are inextricably linked and critical to big ideas, solutions, and collaboration. It’s in this mix where our team excels, bringing compassion to every project and building lasting relationships with each other and our clients.

Work environment and culture

You should love where you work and feel that you have a voice, a community, and a helping hand. We strive to build a working environment that is:

  • Kind and giving
  • Warm and welcoming
  • Team-oriented
  • Flexible and accommodating
  • Engaged in building relationships

Honouring our Diversity

We support, respect, and value all individuals and groups to widen our perspective and honour the diverse individuals within our communities.

  • Women and visible minorities hold board membership and senior management positions
  • We provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the entire recruitment, assessment, and selection process
  • All Burnside offices include accessibility features to accommodate those staff and visitors with disabilities, and all Burnside deliverables (including reports and proposals) are compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005
  • We have served dozens of international communities in need, in partnership with funding agencies and non-governmental organizations

Our commitment to Indigenous communities

We established Neegan Burnside Ltd., a majority Indigenous-owned engineering and environmental consulting firm, to address the needs of Indigenous communities across Canada.

Through Neegan Burnside, we assist Indigenous (First Nation, Métis and Inuit) communities, agencies, and industries to meet their development and economic goals, while remaining sensitive to culture, values and beliefs.

Many Burnside staff contribute to both Burnside and Neegan Burnside projects, giving our staff unique experience in addressing First Nation needs for consultation work, strategic planning, environmental consulting, and full engineering services for various infrastructure projects.

Across North America, we have completed over 1,500 projects for more than 300 Indigenous communities and agencies.

Visit the Neegan Burnside website

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Equality and Accessibility

The Company is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities receive accessible services of the same quality that others receive.

The Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (Ontario Regulation 429/07) came into force on January 1, 2008. As a provider of services, we have established policies, practices and procedures to support this legislation. You will find links to the Accessible Service Provision Policy, Notice of Availability of documents, Training Policy, and Customer Feedback Process and Form below.

The Integrated Accessibility Standards Policy and Multi-year Plan have been established by the Company to govern the provision of services with Regulation 191/11, “Integrated Accessibility Standards” (“Regulation”) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Please click on the links to view the policy and plan.

These standards are developed to break down barriers and increase accessibility for persons with disabilities in the areas of information and communications and employment.

We welcome resumes from all qualified candidates – view current openings

Accessibility Documents

Stance on harassment

We do not tolerate any form of workplace violence or harassment. We take the safety and wellness of our staff very seriously and it is a top priority that:

  • Safe spaces for open dialogue are always available
  • Staff, at all levels, adhere to our Corporate Workplace Violence and Harassment Policy

Current opportunities

Burnside is a great place to work and we are committed to making sure that our company continues to be an employer of choice for potential candidates. We welcome resumes from all qualified candidates.

View current openings