A Record of Performance

Established in 1973, Nichols Applied Management Inc. is an Edmonton-based management and economic consulting firm that provides services in the general fields of program and operational evaluation, impact assessment, business planning and organizational analysis, and economic, market, and financial analysis. We provide services to provincial and territorial ministries and departments, numerous municipalities, school jurisdictions, post-secondary institutions, members of the private sector, Indigenous communities, and a host of other clients. Examples of our clients and areas of practice can be found here.

For 50 years Nichols has earned a strong reputation for:

  • Professional integrity
  • Quality work
  • Clear and concise reporting
  • Effective collaboration

The consulting staff of Nichols Applied Management have diverse and extensive academic and professional backgrounds. Together they bring a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary proficiency to each consulting engagement.

Our principals participate actively in assignments, ensuring resources are applied effectively within rigorous standards of excellence. The firm's professionals work closely with clients throughout the course of every project undertaken, from agreement on project objectives, deliverables, methodologies, and schedules, to regular progress reviews, and finally to the presentation of results.


Although much of our firm's work is undertaken in Canada, Nichols Applied Management has carried out numerous projects in the United States and further abroad. Historically the firm has completed various organizational, economic, market, and financial evaluations in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East for clients such as The World Bank and Global Affairs Canada.


The firm's clients embrace private, public, and not-for-profit community-based organizations, whose activities span a wide range of industries and sectors. Assignments range in scope from short-term advisory and facilitation engagements to large, complex, multi-disciplinary projects extending over many months.

Members of the firm have been retained as expert witnesses and advisors on numerous judicial and quasi-judicial matters and have assisted a number of regulatory, public hearing, task force, and review processes.

Collaboration with Specialist Firms

Nichols Applied Management often participates with other firms in assignments that require multi-disciplinary expertise. We have worked closely with engineering, architecture, urban planning, legal, public consultation, communication, public/media relations, and other specialist consulting firms whose expertise complements our own.

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