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Canem serves the Canadian Construction and Services industry as one of the top trade contractors in the country and our customers remain our top priority. We’re the electrical contractors you can count on to do the job right for over 60 years.

Since our founding as an electrical contracting firm in Vancouver in 1960 (that’s 58 years and counting!), we’ve been meeting our customer’s needs through innovative and collaborative work. We were the first private company in Canada to have computerized estimating.

We have an Integrated Project Delivery process which results in reduced waste and maximized efficiency. We’re at the forefront of current construction practices that create high-performance, sustainable buildings. No wonder that Canem has served as a partner in many of Canada’s most prestigious and important building projects.

With a current workforce of over 1,200 people and offices in Calgary, Cambridge, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Vancouver Island and a National Roll Out Services office, we have built up our electrical contracting capacity to support virtually any size or type of installation across Western Canada.

Staying true to our roots, the company retains the flexibility to competitively serve even the smallest clients with the same interests and efficiency as large projects. Innovation has enabled Canem to thrive for 58 years. We continue to embrace innovation, which means we’ll be around as a trusted partner for another 58 years.

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Core Competencies

  • Power Distribution
  • Generators and UPS
  • Lighting & Lighting Controls
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Preventative Maintenance

Value-Added Services

  • Budgeting
  • Design Assist / Design Build
  • Project Management / Scheduling
  • Prefabrication
  • CAD / BIM solutions
  • 24/7 On call service

Data Cabling and Communications:

Core Competencies

  • Structured Cabling – Copper & Fiber
  • Data Centres
  • Wireless Infrastructure
  • Passive Optical LAN

Value-Added Services

  • On Staff RCDD
  • Budgeting
  • Design, Installation and Maintenance
  • 24/7 On call service


 Core Competencies

  • Systems Design and Implementation, CCVE and Access Control
  • Enterprise Level Systems Deployment
  • Remote Managed Services
  • Customized Services and Maintenance Programs

Value-Added Services

  • Virtualized Environment deployments
  • Network Design and Implementation for Systems
  • Certified Technical Staff
  • IT and Design resources on staff



Nearly six decades of success. Projects large and small.
Projects in every sector. Projects with different demands and challenges.

One thing has never changed: projects done right .



Industry Sectors Served

  • Office
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Multi-Residential
  • Educational
  • Healthcare
  • Institutional

Additional information

Service Area: Western Canada with local offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario


Canem Systems


13351 Commerce Parkway, Suite ‍1358, Vancouver, British Columbia V6V 2X7, Canada
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Additional Locations

7005 Fairmount Drive S.E., Calgary, Alberta 7005 Fairm, Canada
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500 Jamieson Parkway, Unit 4, Cambridge, Ontario N3C 0G5, Canada
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