About Us

Charismatic Scientists Driven to Make the World Safer and Healthier

Sounds a little crazy for a testing lab, right?

We thought so too until we took a step back from the day-to-day and had a good look at what we get to be part of. Whether supporting a client cleaning up a contaminated site to environmental standards, providing water quality data to ensure Canadians have access to clean water, or supporting government testing of fruits and vegetables for potential pesticide exceedances, CARO provides data that is essential to the success of these programs.

Through our passion for science, research and the testing industry, CARO Analytical Service is committed to being an engaged and proactive laboratory partner for our clients, partners and community. Our core values ensure we remain focused on doing great science and maintaining these great relationships:

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Where the Science Began

In 1987, the same year that Canada enacted the Canadian Water Quality Guidelines, CARO Analytical Services was founded to help protect drinking water and wastewater systems in BC’s Okanagan Region. Shortly, provincial contaminated site regulations were rolled out across Canada, dramatically increasing the demand for more testing in soil, water and air. Our scientists rolled up their sleeves and developed an Aquatic Toxicology Division, Organic Contaminated Site Testing Division, Metals Testing Division, and led us to becoming one of the first CALA-accredited analytical laboratories in Canada.

CARO’s Evolution

With the dream of building a workplace for scientists better than the industry had seen before, a group of managers (all scientists) purchased CARO in 2013. Since then, we have expanded our services to include a National Food Testing Division, became one of Canada’s first Health Canada approved laboratories for Cannabis Testing, and currently operate four laboratory locations in Canada.

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Our Essential Elements

Our team is composed of scientists, leaders and industry experts that are committed to making the World Safer and Healthier. We are always looking for high-performing individuals to help us make the world safer and healthier. If you share our passion for science and the environment, check our Careers page for more information on how to get involved!

Where does the name CARO come from?

People always ask us what our name means, and we get a lot of calls asking for CAROL (funny enough, we have never had a CAROL on staff at CARO!)
The origins of the name are mostly lost in our history, but we saw that as an opportunity to create a tag line that reflects our work, our drive, and our personality: Caring About Results… Obviously!


Richmond, British Columbia

#110 – 4011 Viking Way
Richmond, BC, V6V 2K9, Canada
Phone: (604) 279-1499 Fax: (604) 279-1599
Email: [email protected]
After Hours Emergency: 1 (888) 311-8849


Kelowna, British Columbia

#102 – 3677 Highway 97N
Kelowna, BC, V1X 5C3, Canada
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Burnaby, British Columbia

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Burnaby, BC V5G 4X4, Canada
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Edmonton, AB, T5S 1H7, Canada
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Whitehorse, Yukon

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Whitehorse, YT, Y1A0A8, Canada
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Victoria, British Columbia

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Victoria, V8T 1Y9, BC, Canada
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