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As Aecon works to deliver complex projects across Canada and beyond, people and communities are at the heart of every decision we make.

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Decent Work and Economic Growth

Health & Safety

Safety at Aecon The Code of Ethics and Business Conduct guides our behaviour related to company business and to ensure that Aecon maintains the standard of a highly ethical and professional public corporation.

Safety is our number one core value and top priority. Healthy, engaged teams are critical to every aspect of our success. We aim to:

  • Ensure safe work environments for all our people
  • Promote and demonstrate Aecon's core values
  • Design clear career paths so everyone knows how their career can grow at Aecon
  • Establish clear performance goals and offer meaningful assessment
  • Ensure manager accountability for the development of their teams

We evaluate and report on our success in these areas in our Sustainability Report.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Aecon formalized our commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) in 2016, adopting a Corporate Diversity Policy and launching an ED&I Council. Aecon’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy focuses on three key outcomes:

  • Improved diversity in all areas and levels of the organization
  • Increased opportunities for promotion for members of diverse groups
  • A more inclusive workplace and environment

We evaluate and report on our success in these areas of our Sustainability Report.

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Indigenous Relations

Aecon supports the inclusion, engagement, and participation of Indigenous workers and communities in our projects across Canada. Our overall approach is guided by a formal Indigenous Engagement Strategy, which emphasizes respect, partnership, and mutually beneficial relationships.

Most of our projects include an Indigenous Engagement Plan, which outlines how we intend to maximize opportunities for Indigenous workers and for Indigenous businesses to act as subcontractors and suppliers. In addition to our formal joint ventures with Indigenous partners, we strive to cooperate and collaborate with Indigenous communities wherever we work — seeking mutually beneficial relationships across our entire project portfolio.


Aecon-Six Nations (A6N): Five and Thriving

A successful joint venture is a case study in building better together.

A6N, a joint venture between Aecon and the Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario, not only celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2020 — it also renewed the agreements under which it has operated since 2015, committing to a new phase of partnership. With strong business results and a growing portfolio of successful projects, A6N leaders see plenty of opportunity ahead for this partnership between the largest Indigenous community in Canada and one of the country’s leading builders.

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Aecon-Six Nations (A6N)

Career Opportunities

The construction industry encompasses many distinct roles, from skilled trades to project management functions. To identify opportunities for growth and advancement, the first step for many workers is to simply develop a clear picture of where they fit in the field today and what they want to strive for next.

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Career Opportunities at Aecon
Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement

Aecon is proud to be one of the Best Employers in Canada for 2020, underscoring our reputation as a First-Choice Employer nationwide.

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Corporate Citizenship and Volunteerism

Aecon has a long-standing commitment to supporting charities and  non-profits making a positive difference in the communities where we live and work. We also take pride in the grassroots fundraising and volunteer efforts our teams initiate across Canada, and we often lend corporate support and matching funds to these employee-led efforts.

Areas of philanthropic focus:

  • Youth
  • Indigenous
  • Poverty
  • Mental Health
  • Environment

In 2021:

  • Aecon corporate giving total: $631,000 (including investments and sponsorships)
  • Aecon employee-raised funds: $281,000 (including matching funds from Aecon on some initiatives)

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