Fraud Warning: It has come to our attention that various international organizations or individuals have been offering false employment opportunities at Aecon Group Inc. These individuals will offer to fast track Canadian working visa applications in exchange for a payment. Such offers are fraudulent and intended to steal from the victims.

Aecon Group Inc. employment policies and processes in Canada involve personal interviews, and candidates who seek employment with us are never required to pay us any sum of money. To do so would be contrary to our business conduct guidelines and ethical practices. We take this matter extremely seriously and are working with the appropriate legal authorities to shut down such fraudulent schemes. Read more here
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Syncrude Overburden Removal

Aecon is currently working under contract with Syncrude to remove overburden at their facility 40 km north of Fort McMurray. Under this contract Aecon is stripping away layers of muskeg and earth and then removing the overburden to expose the thick deposit of oil sand. The overburden is moved and stored for future reclamation of the land, upon completion of the mining operation, sometime in the future. The exposed oil sand is mined, trucked to crushers and then moved by conveyor to the bitumen extraction facilities.

The agreement, worth in total about $425 million (of which about a quarter has already been completed), expires in 2014.

Aecon excavators on site are capable of moving 3,500 cubic metres an hour, more than 10 times as much as what is moved on a typical highway project. Our largest trucks on site are capable of hauling 250 tonnes.

Scope of work on this project involved: 

  • Overburden stripping 
  • Mine reclamation 
  • Filter sand excavation and placement in dyke structures 
  • Construction of haul road 
  • Construction of drainage structures 
  • Special project work 
  • Annual volumes in excess of 20 million cubic metres

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