Corey Klimchuk, C.E.T.
Corey started his career as a technologist in 2009, enrolling at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). After completing the geological technology program with a geo-environmental specialization, Corey continued on to NAIT’s bachelor of technology in technology management program.
Corey spent his first years as a technologist working for a groundwater consulting firm before joining Pinchin Ltd. (Pinchin) in 2014 as an environmental technologist. Since then, he has rapidly grown from a successful technologist to project manager and is currently Pinchin’s business development manager in the Prairies.
Working alongside executive and senior operational leadership has enhanced Corey’s leadership abilities and further equipped him with the skills, focus and understanding necessary to lead a successful organization. Being selected by Pinchin’s executive committee in 2018 to be a national key account leader and nominated in 2019 for Pinchin’s Emerging Excellence Program is a result of Corey’s drive and determination to go above and beyond.
“Given the changes in Alberta’s engineering and geoscience legislation over the last decade, and how it has allowed ASET to set the standard in Canada with engineers, geoscientists and technologists working together, drive, determination and resiliency are strengths that I feel are required of ASET’s future executive leadership,” Corey says. “I am excited to have the privilege to give back to, and help grow, an organization that is the cornerstone of my career”.
Corey enjoys networking, teaching, problem solving and mentoring, is a strong advocate for lifelong learning, and constantly strives for growth both for himself and the organizations he represents.
Corey has strong ties to NAIT outside of his education and has been a member of the NAIT Geological Technology Advisory Committee since 2017, supporting the program through its Technology Accreditation Canada certification assessment in 2018. As an ongoing participant on the advisory committee, Corey has a better understanding of the challenges faced by the next generation of science and technology professionals that are set to enter Alberta’s workforce and how ASET can support them in the growth of their careers.
Corey has also had the privilege of working with dozens of professionals who have come to Canada for a better life and he has seen firsthand the challenges these exceptional professionals can face when entering Canada’s workforce. “It can be difficult to get recognition for one’s credentials and education from outside of Canada,” states Corey “However, I believe that there is a way to be inclusive and welcoming while also maintaining a high standard for competency and ability for science and technology professionals.”
Corey was appointed to the Alberta Safety Codes Council, Building Sub-Council in 2018, and acts as liaison to the Fire and Barrier Free Sub-Councils. “I believe that volunteer work is essential for a healthy and strong society and I really enjoy doing it. It has inspired me to push further and join the ASET executive as I want to help further build the organization and strengthen its recognition in industry,” says Corey. “I believe that science and engineering technologists are an essential component in Alberta’s, and Canada’s, workforce and need to be strongly supported by legislation, other professional organizations and ASET itself.”
Corey enjoys contributing back to the community in which he grew up, volunteering as a head coach for the North Edmonton Minor Football Association, and spending time participating in events for the Edmonton Food Bank, Mustard Seed and Win House foundations.