Shell Canada Limited
Shell CEO, Ben Van Beurden, at the opening of the Quest Carbon Capture Storage facility in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Shell Canada Limited was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2017):

  • Shell Canada encourages ongoing employee development through a variety of training programs including apprenticeships, a dedicated women's career development program and a variety of in-house training options hosted at the training centre in Shell's head office
  • Shell Canada ranks among Canada's leading corporate donors, supporting approximately 600 charitable initiatives last year, and encourages employees to get involved in their community with up to 3 paid days off to volunteer each year and matching financial donations to charities where employees volunteer their time and donate funds
  • Shell Canada provides maternity leave top-up payments for new mothers and offers assistance in finding daycare centres and nursery schools when employees are ready to head back to work -- the company also helps employees find retirement residences and eldercare services for those who are caring for older parents
Shell Canada employees unveil Disability Employment Awareness Month prospect art, depicting diversity and abilities in the workplace

Highlights

Industry Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Established in Canada 1911
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Royal Dutch Shell
Parent company head office The Hague, Netherlands
Major Canadian hiring locations Fort Saskatchewan AB, Sarnia ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Fort St. John BC
Full-time employees in Canada 8,307
Part-time employees in Canada 83
Average age of employees in Canada 41.9
Longest serving employee 46 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $1,500 each year
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 6 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Shell Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • For nearly 30 years, Shell Canada has partnered with Indspire to support the development of Aboriginal peoples, providing scholarships and industry training to Aboriginal students -- the company also maintains in-house Aboriginal awareness training as well as a dedicated network for Aboriginal employees
  • Shell Canada actively tracks its recruitment activity, noting employee attendance and participation at internal and external events, such as diversity recruitment fairs and employee network membership, and shares metrics with HR on a quarterly basis -- additionally, Shell Canada's annual employee survey includes a diversity and inclusion index with specific questions to help the company track its overall progress
  • Shell Canada created a 14-week career development program to help female employees achieve personal and professional goals and manages "Senior Women Connect", a dedicated leadership program for senior-level women
Shell Canada employees unveil Disability Employment Awareness Month prospect art, depicting diversity and abilities in the workplace

Highlights

Industry Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Major Canadian hiring locations Fort Saskatchewan AB, Sarnia ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Fort St. John BC
Full-time employees in Canada 8,307
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives VP of Human Resources Operations
Formal commitment employs diversity recruiters who are responsible for ensuring applicant diversity for vacancies
Employee resource groups AbNet (Aboriginal peoples), Shell Women's Network, AfNet (African Network), Asia Network, Hispanic Network, New Professional's Network, LGBT Network, enAble (persons with disabilities)
Diversity training and awareness extensive training available on a number of topics such as managing inclusion, cross-cultural skills and gender balance
Diversity highlights career development program for female employees, global diversity and inclusion lunch and learns, 5th annual cross-regional diversity and inclusion week across Canada, Brazil and the United States, annual Aboriginal awareness week, International Day of Persons with Disabilities recognition events
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Inclusion Works (annual recruitment fair), Champions Career Centre (work placements for persons with disabilities), Women Building Futures (recruitment of Aboriginal and female candidates), Tradewinds to Success Training Society (Aboriginal recruitment), Prospects (work placements for persons with disabilities)

The Career Directory

Shell Canada Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Shell Canada employee discusses career paths with Aboriginal students as part of the company's Indspire programs for Aboriginal youth

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
Parent company Royal Dutch Shell
Parent company head office The Hague, Netherlands
Major Canadian hiring locations Fort Saskatchewan AB, Sarnia ON, Vancouver BC, Calgary AB, Fort St. John BC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Other info for new grads Shell Canada manages a New Professional Network as well as a dedicated development program for recent graduates.
Typical new grad positions Production Engineer, positions may also be available in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering (with or without specialization in process control), industrial engineering, electrical engineering, mineral processing engineering, process engineering, materials engineering, petroleum engineering, civil engineering, human resources, accounting, supply chain, logistics, environmental, communications, contracting and procurement.
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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