About Us

Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kwantlen First Nation, the Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group is comprised of several companies. Seyem’ Qwantlen Construction Ltd. has been established to seek construction-related contracting opportunities for the overall benefit of the Kwantlen community.

Seyem’ Qwantlen Construction

Seyem’ Qwantlen Construction is an aboriginal company wholly owned by the Kwantlen First Nation.


Business Sources

  • Private and public sectors
  • BC Hydro
  • Fortis
  • Gateway
  • Fraser Transportation Group
  • Ministry of Transportation
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Local communities

Business Objectives

  • Provide meaningful employment and training opportunities
  • Support economic development in First Nations communities
  • Ensure a safe workplace environment
  • Provide high quality and the best value to our customers
  • Ensure that environmental standards and archaeological interests are upheld

Safety & Sustainability

Taking care of the environment at every project site – we believe that’s just the right thing to do. We work hard to maintain the highest environmental compliance standards every day.


Workplace Safety

Nothing is more important than a safe work environment. Our comprehensive awareness of work site safety and vigilance, are all part of a culture of safety first. We continually measure our success and are proud of the results.


Sustainability starts with understanding environmental, economic and social impacts. Besides providing environmental management on all our projects, Seyem’ Qwantlen Construction strongly supports the concept of responsible resource management.

Seyem’ Qwantlen Core Values

Our commitment to quality workmanship is evident in everything we do.


We hold safety in the highest regard. Our goal is zero accidents.

Customer First

Our primary focus is on our customers and their needs.


We work hard to always find better, more effective ways to serve our customers.


Contributions from both our staff and leadership are highly valued.

Seyem’ Qwantlen is professionally managed and a delight to work with… We are very grateful to be partners with their organization.

Candace Dennis

Director, Aboriginal Banking BMO

Civil Construction Project Management

We are equipped to manage civil construction projects.

Seyem’ Qwantlen Construction Ltd. focuses on strong partnerships to deliver civil works projects. Our approach is to find the best possible partner, on a project-by-project basis, that can deliver high quality and safe work while offering a competitive price. The financial policies we’ve developed guide us through a competitive tendering process to ensure our customers have the best possible outcome: first, we leverage capacity within our own organization with a focus on aboriginal content; we then seek out the most qualified partner to help us complete the job.

I have had the pleasure of working with Seyem’ Qwantlen on the Ministry of Transportation’s Gateway Program. Working collaboratively not only resulted in the delivery of a successfully functioning habitat project, but provided opportunities for the involvement of Kwantlen community members and their businesses. 


Jemma Scoble

Manager – Aboriginal Affairs, Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, Provincial Gateway Program MOTI

Utility Arborist Line Transition Work

We partner with companies to facilitate expanded utility lines.

When it comes to expanding utility lines, often there is a need for line clearing as well.

Our partnerships and joint ventures include:

  • Tree pruning and removals
  • Right-of-way clearing
  • Vegetation management
  • Logistical support
  • Design
  • Maintenance
  • Repair
  • Construction

We collaborated with Seyem’ Qwantlen to complete a Community Wildfire Protection Plan for the Kwantlen community. The staff were knowledgeable, supportive and accommodating to ensure the project was completed in a timely and cost-effective manner. Robin Clark

President, Robin B. Clark Inc.

Environmental Services

We protect and conserve habitats in support of Canada’s coastal and inland fisheries resources.

With ever-growing infrastructure demands in the Lower Mainland, there is an increasing need for Fish and Wildlife Compensation Work. Seyem’ Qwantlen Construction has successfully completed compensation projects for BC Hydro and the Ministry of Transportation.

We can assist with:

  • Diverting fish bearing waterways
  • Creating new wetlands and ponds
  • Planting trees and shrubs
  • Erosion control measures along a river bank
  • Fish salvage
  • Wildlife monitoring

Pottinger Gaherty Environmental Consultants Ltd. has worked closely with Seyem’ Qwantlen over the past few years on a variety of projects. We have found that their blend of technical knowledge and traditional values brings a unique perspective to their work. Susan Wilkins

Vice President, Operations, Pottinger Gaherty Environmental Consultants Ltd

Forestry Services

Our forestry projects done safely and on time.

Seyem’ Qwantlen Resources operates a licensed woodlot and has developed capacity in all aspects of forestry management, planning, harvesting, marketing and sales and sustainability practices.

“Seyem’Qwantlen’s Forest Management represents an opportunity for the Kwantlen Nation to connect with the lands and resources that have been a part of the community for many generations. Forest Management at Woodlot W0086 focuses on finding the balance between managing critical environmental values, while providing direct social and economic benefits to the community. We strive to continuously improve management at the Woodlot, and we are working on a number of new initiatives that will provide long-term future benefits (both environmental and social) to the community. I am extremely proud of the work that we do and it has been a genuine pleasure working with the community managing lands in the heart of Kwantlen traditional territory.” Chris Gruenwald

RPF Principal, Cascadia Environmental Services Ltd.


We have 20 years of archaeological consulting services.

Seyem’ Qwantlen provides archaeological consulting services in collaboration with professional archaeologists. Our archaeology monitors are available to assist homeowners, cities, municipalities, and industry partners with any activity related to land development within our traditional territory and beyond. Other services offered include: archaeological overview assessments (AOAs); archaeological impact assessments (AIAs); and mitigative excavation.

“I have undertaken contract and subcontract work with Seyem’ Qwantlen since they were formed in 2011. Projects that we have conducted include archaeological overview and impact assessments, archaeological research, traditional use studies and training for Seyem’ Qwantlen employees. I have the highest regard for the professional administration and staff at Seyem’ Qwantlen who are efficient, hard working, and conduct projects in a timely manner with results that are of a high quality.” Duncan McLaren,

PhD., Cordillera Archaeology

Contact Us

P: 604.888.5556 | F: (604) 888-5544


23684 Gabriel Lane, PO Box 1023,
Fort Langley, BC V1M 2S4

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