What is PICS?

PICS is an established contractor management service provider assisting in all provinces and territories of Canada. As the fastesdt growing contractor prequalification and management company in the world, PICS' focus is on improving contractor safety and sustainability.

PICS improves communication and compliance for multinational organizations, making contract management easy - even for multi-site, milti-discipline organizations. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, PICS gives you access to all of your contractor's data - live and on demand.

The PICS soluton streamlines supplier management for everyone involved. Whether you oversee supply chain management in Western Canada, manage a manufacturing company in Toronto, or work in a remote corner of the world, PICS gives you access to all of our contractor's data - live and on demand.

PICS provides the tools you need to maintain high levels or risk and contractor safety management. We are commited to Health, Quality and Contractor Safety. That's why PICS is The Contractor's Choice.

For more information please visit PICS' website at www.picsauditiing.com

What is ISO?

The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO's best known standards. The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer's requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement). It can be used by any organization, large or small, regardless of its field of activity. In fact ISO 9001 is implemented by over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries.

Quality Management Principles

The standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. These principles are explained in more detail in the pdf Quality Management Principles. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.


Checking that the system works is a vital part of ISO 9001. An organization must perform internal audits to check how its quality management system is working. Annually, an organization must also have an independent certification body verify that it is in conformity to the standard to remain certified.

All NIS locations operate under our NIS Quality Management System, which is certified to the ISO-9001 standard. The following locations have been certified by SAI Global to the ISO-9001 standard:

Corporate Office & Central Distribution Centre

11440 - 163 Street
Edmonton, AB T5M 3T3
Phone: 780-454-2682
Fax: 780-643-5920


4831 South Access Road
Box 1630
Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0
Phone: 250-788-9162
Fax: 250-788-3324

Prince George

3526 Opie Crescent
Prince George. BC, V2N 1P9
Phone: 250-562-4435
Fax: 250-562-0462


1125 Cariboo Highway 97 N
Quesnel, BC, V2J 2Y5
Phone: 250-992-5521
Fax: 250-992-6718


2815 Kalum Street
Terrace, BC, V8G 2M4
Phone: 250-638-0248
Fax: 250-638-0963

Fort McKay

Block B Lot 17
Caribou Industrial Park
Fort McKay, AB, T0P 1C0
Phone: 780-791-0808
Fax: 780-791-0868


326B Old Airport Rd
Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T3
Phone: 867-669-7779
Fax: 867-669-7767


4244 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 1K4
Phone: 867-667-4255
Fax: 867-667-2742