A huge congratulations goes out to Landon John, General Manager at Shxw’ōwhámél Ventures (SVLP), for earning recognition as one of 2021’s Top 40 Under 40 in Canadian Construction! Landon is a true industry leader, and we value the experience and community focus that he brings to SVLP every day and to every project.
Now in its 2nd year, the Top 40 Under 40 in Canadian Construction is a showcase of the top performing individuals who are advancing construction across Canada. Beyond his professional success with SVLP, Landon has also shown exceptional leadership and community involvement, and is helping to inspire and leave a positive impact on the next generation of construction workers.
Landon’s full profile as featured in the Top 40 Under 40 in Canadian Construction:
Landon John is a proud Indigenous leader who has put in time, hard work, and dedication to get to where he is today, as General Manager of Shxw’ōwhámél Ventures (SVLP) construction company within the Shxw’ōwhámél First Nation traditional territory in Hope, BC. Starting his career as a labourer at 13 years old, John has progressed to multiple positions in construction, with professional achievements that include working on complex infrastructure projects for Ledcor Construction in Fort McMurray, AB, and Kinder Morgan in Burnaby and Hope, BC. Recognized for his natural leadership skills, John was approached by Indigenous owned and operated SVLP in 2016, where he had the opportunity to make massive contributions to the Indigenous youth in the local communities with meaningful employment and training opportunities within the construction industry.
Always contributing to the health and safety of his team, John has achieved over 30 safety certificates, including Level 3 First Aid, NACE International CIP (Coating Inspector Program) Level 1 and 2, and Primary Care Paramedic and Emergency Medical Responder.
The Top 40 Under 40 in Canadian Construction is presented in partnership by On-Site Magazine and SitePartners Marketing Agency and Consultancy, to help elevate the profile of the Canadian construction industry by recognizing the contributions of its hard-working, young leaders.
We want to take this opportunity to recognize Landon for his dedication and service to SVLP and our community. Whether he is managing technical duties on a complex project site or mentoring the young crewmembers on his team, Landon leads with his values. Through hard work, a commitment to continual improvement, and dedicated respect for his team, Landon is empowering a new generation of young professionals to the wide variety of meaningful career opportunities in construction.
“Landon plays a pivotal role at SVLP, not only in the field as a mentor to our crews, but also liaising with our partners and clients on projects”, says Alfred James, CEO SVLP. “With a focus on quality and safety at the forefront of everything he does, I thank Landon for his ongoing commitment to the company and look forward to seeing what 2022 brings for our business.”
At SVLP, we are focused on hiring new workers from all cultural backgrounds and providing them with meaningful employment. This includes opportunities to gain new skills, education, and experience in the field and on major projects. We invite all interested job seekers to visit our list of active job postings to join the Shxw’ōwhámél Ventures team today!