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Careers in Demolition

PDI is leading the way through innovative solutions, smart technology and experienced people. Named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2020, and consistently named one of the Top 100 Employers in Canada for the past 3 years in a row (small to medium sized companies). Priestly Demolition is a growing company with plenty of opportunities for future development.

“Demolition is very much a team sport, and our employees know that their role is important and appreciated.”

– Brian Priestly, Vice-President Operations

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Company Culture

Company Culture

Priestly Demolition is a family-run company and we consider ourselves one community, and one family where people are the first priority. We focus on four core values that we promote daily: family, integrity, innovation and safety.


Industry Professionals

Industry Professionals

PDI continually invests in our talent, championing their ongoing development. We are fortunate to have some of the sharpest industry leaders in the field of demolition and are proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.



Opportunities in Canada


  • AR/AP Clerk – King
  • Construction Superintendent – King
  • Field Service Coordinator – King
  • Forklift Operator – Aurora Warehouse
  • Project Design Coordinator – King
  • Mobile Heavy Equipment MechanicsKing
  • Welder (1 mobile, 1 shop) – King
  • Project Manager – Crushing Division – King
  • Scheduler – King
  • Yard Labourer – Bradford


  • Superintendent – Calgary

Opportunities in the U.S.A

  • Demolition Laborers/Torchmen – Fairfax, Virginia
Careers Benefits


At PDI, we offer comprehensive employee benefits, including extended healthcare coverage, a defined contribution pension plan, employee training, health spending and more.



Co-op students and apprentices who have the opportunity to work with Priestly Demolition on work placements, or during the summer, gain a unique insight into the industry and PDI’s precise and engineered approach to demolition.


"We believe in our people, and our ability to deliver what we promise."

- Ryan Priestly, President of Priestly Demolition


Watch Priestly Demolition do the unthinkable—and take down the entire Gardiner Expressway Eastbound Ramp in just 5 weekends. This is a fresh new look at the masters of bridge demolition. See drone footage, time-lapse video, and project highlights of this rapid demo from the PDI team, plus a behind the scenes look at how this project plan comes together, and the people who make it happen.

Demolition of the Trafalgar Road and 401 Overpass Bridge

This Rapid Bridge Demolition is different from what you’ve seen before. Watch as PDI crews demolish the structure from both the top and bottom simultaneously. Featuring interviews with our crew.

The Kobelco 1600, A Gamechanger for PDI

This heavily modified, Kobelco 1600, 200T beast will allow us to take down higher buildings than ever before.

Victor Mine, Ontario’s First and Only Open Pit Diamond Mine

Must see demolition of the Victor Mine, where calling in for backup isn't an option. Priestly Demolition flies in additional heavy equipment by Hercules aircrafts, to complete the project in this remote location near James Bay in Northern Ontario.

Underwater Demolition of the Glen Miller Dam 3

Priestly Demolition dives into the murky waters of the Trent Severn Waterway—hammering and removing concrete 16 feet below the surface. This underwater demolition provides a whole new set of challenges, but that's nothing new for PDI and the bigger the challenge, the more excited we get. Watch now to see how it's done.

Must See—New Kind of Demolition for Priestly Demolition

Demolition isn't always about smashing buildings to the ground. See how Priestly Demolition is taking the opposite approach for this project.