Midwest Surveys Celebrating 65 Years in Land Surveying

Calgary, Alberta, Thursday, February 13, 2014 – Midwest Surveys Inc., head office located in Calgary, AB is celebrating its 65th year providing land surveying services to the oil & gas industry in Western Canada.

Midwest Surveys has a rich history of providing land surveying services in Western Canada.

When J.J. Simpson started Simpson Elevation Co. Ltd. in 1949, his one “rodman” was all the help he needed to complete ground and elevation surveys of the wells being drilled in Alberta at the time. In the early 1950’s, service offerings expanded to include land surveying in response to changing regulatory requirements. As the oil industry expanded its geographical reach, partnerships were formed and Midwest experienced high growth between mid-1950 and 1999. Currently, Midwest has 10 offices servicing Estevan, Regina, Maple Creek, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Edmonton, Peace River, Grande Prairie and Fort St. John.

Since 1949 Midwest has performed a large variety of geomatics services for the oil and gas industry and is looking forward to a strong presence moving forward. “There are very few companies that have a 65 year history in our industry.” said Kevin Swabey, President, Midwest Surveys Inc. “I am proud of our ability to adapt and implement new technologies seamlessly into our daily operations. Our team of dedicated professionals work diligently to find innovative, yet practical solutions to bring our clients true value.”

“We look to celebrate this milestone in 2014 with both our employees and clients, without them we would not be here today.  Our employees; honest and professional individuals dedicated to delivering “service beyond boundaries” every day. To our clients; your loyal support over these past years is greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with you for another 65 years!”

Looking to Connect with Geomatics Students Across Canada

Our recruitment team is visiting Geomatics Students across Canada looking for qualified candidates to join our team. Come and discover why you should start planning your future with Midwest! For more information, please contact recruitment@midwestsurveys.com.

January 23rd – University of Calgary Geomatics Expo (U of C)

January 27th & 28th – On campus presentation at SIAST Palliser Campus.

January 28th & 29th – COGS Career Fair

February 19th & 20th – On campus presentation and interviews at Red River College.

March 24th – British Columbia Institute of Technology Career Fair (BCIT)

Watch for updates from your Geomatics Student Association or Student Employment Office.

Connecting with Geomatics Professionals of the Future

Our recruitment team has been visiting Geomatics students across Canada, attending events, networking, and recruiting qualified candidates to join our team! For more information, please contact recruitment@midwestsurveys.com.

October 7th – Lethbridge College

October 21st & 22nd – College of the North Atlantic

October 23rd & 24th – Centre of Geographic Sciences (NSCC)

October 29th – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

November 12th – Northern Alberta institute of Technology (NAIT)

November 13th and 14th – University of New Brunswick (UNB)

November 21st – Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

November 26th, December 4th & January 23rd – University of Calgary (U of C)

Midwest Surveys will be visiting more campuses in 2014. Watch for updates from your Geomatics Student Association or Student Employment Office.

Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show

Midwest will be exhibiting at the Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show in Weyburn, SK on June 5 & 6, 2013. How much do you know about oil exploration and development in southeast saskatchewan? Learn the facts HERE.

Midwest Surveys has ten locations across western Canada and four locations serving the major oil and gas plays in Saskatchewan. For more about Midwest Surveys Inc. Oil and Gas Services, please CLICK HERE.


Midwest Takes Steps to End Homelessness

On Tuesday, April 23rd, Midwest’s client relations department were proud participants in the 4th annual “Steps to End Homelessness” event in support of Inn from the Cold Calgary. Blackshire Energy’s Suzanne West hosts this inspiring (and exhausting) event each year on her birthday and this year, helped raise over $21,000 for Inn from the Cold. Big congratulations go to Suzanne for inspiring the community to contribute and also to all those individuals and companies who showed their support and generosity.

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Pictured above (Left to right): Beth Allison, Jill Burridge, Michelle Sportak (Blackshire Energy), Christine White.


Midwest at the Banff/2013 Pipeline Integrity Workshop

Midwest’s Integrity Group will be on location at the Banff/2013 Pipeline Integrity Workship from April 8 – 11 at The Banff Center.

About Midwest Surveys Pipeline Integrity Projects:

Since 2001, Midwest Surveys’ Pipeline Integrity Group has been providing the services you need to effectively manage existing and proposed pipelines and associated facilities. Our Integrity project managers assist oil & gas owners/operators by providing innovative inventory management and information mapping as part of a fully comprehensive survey package.

Midwest‘s shared resources, means that we have field crews and office staff dedicated to Pipeline Integrity work, and to provide the accurate results your company needs, on a timely basis. Midwest Surveys’ Integrity group delivers economic, safe and practical services which successfully fulfills our clients’ individual Pipeline Integrity requirements.

For more information on Pipeline Integrity Services or to contact the Integrity Group, please CLICK HERE.

Midwest Surveys Scholarship Awarded to SAIT Student


Congratulations Kelly Erick, for being chosen as the recipient of this year’s Midwest Surveys Inc. Award at SAIT Polytechnic. The path towards a career in geomatics is one of personal challenge, growth, and prosperity. We hope you will find the journey to be gratifying and inspiring. Wishing you the very best in your studies and future career in land surveying and geomatics.

New Career Opportunity in Fort St. John – GIS / Mapping / CAD Tech

Our Fort St. John location has an exciting GIS / Mapping / CAD Technician opportunity for a multi-disciplinary professional who enjoys variety in his or her scope of responsibilities

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Follow the link below to see all current career opportunities at Midwest Surveys


2013 International Women’s Day – Celebrating Women in Geomatics


In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, GoGeomatics Canada will be publishing articles and interviews from female business leaders during the month of March to celebrate the contributions made by women in the geomatics industry. Click here to learn more about the segment.

Midwest Surveys is proud to support women in Geomatics and is proud to have some leading ladies of its own! Jill (Cheverie) Burridge and Wendy MacIsaac have been featured in the Regina Leader Post and gogeomatics.ca respectively for their contributions. Follow the links to learn more about Jill’s and Wendy’s journey.

Midwest in Lawrencetown, NS for the 2013 COGS Career Fair


Calling all Centre of Geopraphic Sciences (COGS) Students and Alumni!

Midwest Surveys will be visiting Larencetown, Nova Scotia for the 2013 COGS Career Fair on campus March 5th and 6th. We will be recruiting field crews, Geomatics Technicians and Drafters with fresh knowledge, ideas and energy! Midwest Surveys takes pride in providing meaningful opportunities for students and grads. please come down and visit us – we look forward to meeting you!

For more information about Midwest Surveys Inc. careers, click here.