Press Release
Out of all the Great Places to Work®, we’re one of the Best!


Smith + Andersen has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ 2024.

We are proud to announce that Smith + Andersen and Footprint are featured on this year’s Best Workplaces™ in Canada List.

The list is compiled by the Great Place to Work® Institute, the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Over 900 companies across multiple industries compete to achieve the designation of Best Workplaces in Canada. “The only way to be recognized is to invest in an exceptional employee experience, and have this focus permeate every part of the organization,” says Nancy Fonseca, Senior Vice President Client Services at Great Place to Work Canada. 

“We know our people are our greatest strength,” says Smith + Andersen Principal, Kevin Farbridge, “We’ve worked hard to create an outstanding employee experience driven by trust and respect and are thrilled to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ for 2024.” 

All of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ will be featured in today’s Globe and Mail! 

For more information, please contact:
Brian Brett
Director of Marketing and Communications


About Smith + Andersen

Smith + Andersen is a trusted Canadian consulting engineering firm with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, and Halifax. Founded in 1965, Smith + Andersen has grown from an established reputation as trusted mechanical and electrical consultants, reaching new levels of engineering and design excellence in the communications, security, and audio-visual fields, and providing enhanced services such as lighting, building automation systems, and intelligent integrated systems design. Thanks to their client-focused approach, Smith + Andersen is able to apply efficient, sustainable, and reliable design and engineering solutions on the most exciting projects across Canada. From integrated hospitals and welcoming schools, to healthy workplaces and secure transit stations, their team has established lasting relationships with public and private sector clients across the country.


About Footprint

Footprint is a highly-specialized team of engineers, planners, architects, designers, and sustainability professionals. With offices across Canada, Footprint provides an evolving list of services, including energy modelling and strategy, performance verification, existing building optimization, climate change and resilience consulting, sustainability consulting and certification, commissioning, and building wellness strategy. The Footprint team has experience with a diverse range of projects – many of which are leading national examples of sustainable design. The team has earned the trust of public and private clients in markets across Canada, providing reliable yet innovative solutions at every project stage. A proud member of The Smith + Andersen Group, Footprint draws from a foundation of technical expertise gained from working alongside a proven consulting engineering firm.


About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. A global research and consulting firm, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In Canada, Great Place to Work® produces both industry and demographic specific Best Workplace™ lists, and represents the voices of 500,000 employees across industry. This is part of the world’s largest annual workplace study, recognizing the world's Best Workplaces in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). Visit us at