NRSI acquired by CanNorth, creating national leading environmental services provider

(SASKATOON/WATERLOO) Canada North Environmental Services (CanNorth) is excited to announce it has completed its acquisition of Natural Resource Solutions Inc. (NRSI), combining two of the industry’s top
environmental firms in Canada.

By joining forces with NRSI, the acquisition brings together two highly respected firms with complementary capabilities in the environmental consulting industry. This strategic integration significantly expands CanNorth’s team of experts with the addition of NRSI’s talented aquatic, wetland and terrestrial biologists, GIS specialists, and project managers. More importantly, it allows NRSI and CanNorth to extend their geographical reach and industry knowledge in new and exciting directions.

“The acquisition between CanNorth and NRSI allows us to focus on leveraging the synergies between our two organizations to provide enhanced and expanded services to our clients,” said Peter Vanriel, General Manager of CanNorth. “By combining NRSI’s strengths in certain regions and sectors with CanNorth’s existing expertise, we will offer expanded capabilities and value. This union is about multiplying joint talents between two organizations to better serve client needs nationwide.”

“The acquisition of NRSI under CanNorth demonstrates our commitment to expanding Kitsaki’s portfolio and creating new opportunities for growth,” said Kitsaki’s CEO Ron Hyggen. “It is a significant step forward as we believe this move will continue to create economic opportunities an
benefits for the many communities we serve.”

“By coming together with CanNorth, we can achieve more for our clients and employees,” said Elaine Gosnell, Senior Terrestrial and Wetland Biologist with NRSI and owner. “We are very pleased that this new ownership will provide long-term sustainability to NRSI, its people, clients, and relationships, and we are thrilled to become an Indigenous-owned company.

“I am honoured to have assisted bringing these two exceptional environmental consulting companies together,” said David Stephenson, Senior Biologist with NRSI and owner. “Both have common goals, supporting, inspiring, and challenging our teams, providing service to our clients and the environment. Combining the companies under Indigenous ownership maintains and enhances our resilience, longevity, and expertise, as well as our services, sectors, and geographies.

NRSI will continue to operate from its head office in Waterloo with regional employees across Canada, and CanNorth will remain headquartered in Saskatoon.

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