Calian at a glance

  • $659M

    2023 revenues

  • 31%

    2023 gross margin

  • $66M

    2023 adjusted EBITDA

  • 4,400


  • $580M

    2023 new contract signings

  • $1.2B

    2023 backlog


Calian helps the world communicate, innovate, learn and lead safe and healthy lives.


  • Customer commitment
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Respect


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Four-piston engine

The company’s four-segment operating model—referred to as its four-piston engine—is pivotal to its transformational success. The four operating segments include:

This model provides diversity and stability, enabling Calian to capitalize on unique opportunities during upturns in some markets while weathering downturns in others.

Four pillars of growth

  1. 1.Customer retention

    Through continued delivery excellence, each segment maintains relationships with their valued customer bases, thus earning more revenue through expanded scopes of existing contracts.

  2. 2.Customer diversification

    Through continued diversification, each segment increases its percentage of revenue derived from winning non-government contracts, from commercial activity in global markets, and from increasing product offerings—both acquisitive and organic.

  3. 3.Innovation

    Through continued investment in acquisitive and organic growth, each segment increases its differentiation thus improving gross margins.

  4. 4.Continuous improvement

    Through continued leverage of innovation, the Company streamlines processes and scales its back-office support capability.


Key investment considerations

  • Revenue diversification
  • Strong balance sheet
  • Successful M&A strategy
  • Expanding margins
  • Positive trends in end markets
  • High FCF conversion rate
  • Solid backlog
  • Focus on organic growth
  • Growing R&D investments
  • Ample dry powder to grow

Jennifer McCaughey,

Director, Investor Relations

Frequently Asked Questions

Calian Headquarters – Ottawa

770 Palladium Dr (4th floor),

Ottawa, ON K2V 1C8


Transfer agent – Odyssey Trust Company

Trader’s Bank Building 702, 67 Young Street,

Toronto, ON M5E 1J8




Calian CARES™—Collaboration to Advance Resilience Excellence and Sustainability

$650K in corporate giving

In 2021, Calian embarked on formalizing our environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy. We recognize that ESG is more than a buzzword—truly embracing ESG is about embedding sustainability in everything we do.

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Calian understands the impacts of climate change

By understanding our own carbon footprint and working daily to deliver innovative emergency planning, environmental and food safety solutions, we believe together we can create a more sustainable future.

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Collaboration is key to positive social impact

94% of employees believe Calian is a socially responsible company

We are committed to creating a more sustainable, resilient world by providing a safe, healthy and engaging environment for our people, and leveraging our core competencies to positively impact the communities we serve.

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We are committed to ethical business practices and transparent reporting

Our board values the trust our stakeholders place in us, which extends to the governance required to integrate ESG throughout our business.

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Calian aligns ESG priorities to the internationally recognized UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

45% women across global regular employee workforce

We have selected eight SDGs that align with our corporate mission, key solutions, environmental aspirations and our commitment to our people and the world at large.

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