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American Indian Science and Engineering Society again names Stantec a Top 50 STEM Workplace

Firm honored for the 4th consecutive year, reflecting its continued commitment to diversity


The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) has again recognized Stantec—a global leader in sustainable design and engineering—as one of the Top 50 STEM Workplaces for Indigenous STEM Professionals. It is the fourth consecutive year AISES has named Stantec as an honoree.

AISES released its listing in the Spring 2023 issue of Winds of Change, the organization’s international magazine. Winds of Change provides inspiring messaging of how STEM endeavors can lead to a fulfilling and productive future. Winds of Change draws readers to AISES and promotes diversity in STEM, while inspiring them to overcome obstacles on their own STEM paths.

Firms selected for the AISES Top 50 list are required to meet a list of criteria, including:

  • Diversity recruitment efforts
  • Recruiting for jobs in the STEM fields
  • Actively recruiting within Indigenous audiences
  • Sustained support of the AISES mission

Stantec continues to strengthen its connections to Indigenous communities and find new ways to make meaningful contributions. Examples include supporting local initiatives and collaborating with local and national Indigenous organizations such as Everfi to bring STEM programming to remote and Indigenous-based schools and through a school business partnership with the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School. Embracing diversity of all kinds enables Stantec to provide a work environment and organizational culture that plays a key role in attracting and retaining the best people with the right skills. 

“At Stantec, we are fully committed to building and maintaining sustainable relationships with Indigenous Peoples, communities, and businesses,” said Adam Leggett, Stantec’s Alaska Native program manager. “I am excited to see AISES continue to recognize our efforts to be a welcoming place for Indigenous employees. It’s critical that Stantec remain a place where all employees feel seen, heard, and free to be true to themselves.”

Building stronger connections with communities in Alaska and beyond
In Alaska, Stantec successfully works with Indigenous groups through formal business partnerships focused on Alaska Native employment efforts on major projects. The firm is a longtime supporter of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) and Alaska Resource Education (ARE). In Canada, Stantec doubled its Indigenous Business Partnership gross revenue to $29 million in 2022. Stantec is a minority partner in 11 Indigenous partnerships that help provide direct investments to support economic growth in various communities. The global firm is a certified member of ECO Canada, a not-for-profit industry-led human resources organization that is dedicated to building Aboriginal careers in the environmental field.

Stantec is also a member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, which promotes Indigenous relationships and an economy based on shared prosperity. We are also members of CCAB’s Procurement Champions Group and are actively working to increase Indigenous procurement.

A continued commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity
From an equity standpoint, the company was recently recognized in The Globe and Mail’s 2023 Report on Business Women Lead Here list. In January 2023, Stantec was recognized Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for championing inclusion. It is the fourth consecutive year Stantec has been named to the GEI. In 2021, Stantec launched the Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship to provide talented students in historically underrepresented and Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) groups with financial aid. The 2023 scholarships were presented to 44 students from Australia, Canada, India, Jamaica, New Zealand, and the United States.

Read more about Stantec’s partnership with AISES.  

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN.

About AISES — Advancing Indigenous People in STEM
For 46 years, AISES has focused on substantially increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in critically needed STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines. This robust nonprofit currently supports individual student and professional members across the U.S. and Canada through chartered college and university chapters, professional chapters, tribal chapters, and affiliated PK-12 schools. Members benefit from diverse STEM-focused programming that supports careers and promotes student success and workforce development in multiple crucial areas. To learn more visit

Media Contact
Steve Edwards
Stantec Media Relations
Ph: (907) 343-5240

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