Martin Haalstra, P.Eng.


Martin graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2000 with a BASc in Civil Engineer with Honours and a Certificate in Structural Engineering. He became a licensed Professional Engineer in 2003.

Martin then spent six years as a consultant for steel design for industrial applications. In 2006, he joined the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) as a structural engineer.

Martin is currently the Senior Structural Engineer for an area ‎north of MTO West Region from London northerly to Tobermory east to Guelph, which includes over 500 structures. He is the project manager for the $400 million Highway 7 expansion project including 40 structures valued at almost $200 million, the rehabilitation of Highway 85 and the $100 million Highway 401 expansion in Cambridge carrying the largest traffic volumes west of the GTA.

Martin has contributed to pioneering efforts in ‎steel bridge technology including innovative repair methods to increase service life and new alloys to improve corrosion performance and the largest bridge ever built in Canada using A1010 high chromium corrosion resistant steel.

‎Martin is also active in administration and coaching in various capacities with Belmont Minor Hockey.