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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 Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Shell Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2017) and 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

Employer Background

Industry Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction
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
Full-time employees worldwide 90,000
Average age of employees in Canada 41.9
Longest serving employee 46 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features Shell Canada's work environment varies with the company's diverse operations across the country, ranging from its downtown Calgary head office with great views of the distant Rocky Mountains to remote exploration sites and refineries, the company recently launched a project to create a modern sharing Smart Workplace to integrate technology and work space design, the office includes ergonomic assessments for employees (which includes technology review and adjustable workstation designs), telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor patio
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, fireplace, music, television, board games, new single brew coffee stations (includes cappuccino, lattes and steamed milk)
Onsite fitness facility for employees only, subsidized membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (pilates, cycling, yoga, personal training, Western line dancing and belly dancing classes), rowing machines, weights, shower facilities
Other nearby amenities fitness club, Prince's Island Park (on the Bow River), daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, access to the city's Plus-15 enclosed walkway system (offers all-weather access throughout the downtown)

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name The Chinook Club (est. 1953)
Recent social events across the company employees enjoy various social events including holiday celebrations, sports days, spa visits, charitable fundraising activities, retiree luncheons, and an annual employee Stampede breakfast (with over 400 tickets raffled for the grandstand show)
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress Fridays, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications quarterly meetings, town hall-style meetings with the President

Financial Benefits & Compensation A+

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, life & disability insurance
Share purchase plan available to all employees
Year-end bonuses available to all employees
Signing bonuses available for some positions
Additional financial benefits discounts on gasoline purchases and bonus Air Miles with Shell MasterCard, discounted financial services through Shell Credit Union, new employee referral bonuses (vary by position), employees are first enrolled into a defined contribution pension plan and move to a defined benefit pension plan after 10 years of service

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits B+

Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Waiting period there is no waiting period for coverage
Family coverage option yes
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, homecare, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy)
Health spending account up to $1,500 each year
Fitness club subsidy up to $400 each year
Other health plan information retirees may also receive an annual health spending account (to $1,500)
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 6 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Additional family-friendly information assistance in finding daycare centres, nursery schools, retirement residences and eldercare services anywhere across the country

Vacation & Personal Time-Off A

Vacation note Shell Canada has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 10 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 6 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 15 personal days off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 2 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 24 months
Additional time-off information the number of paid personal days off are dependent on position and location

Employee Engagement & Performance A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
360° feedback option as part of the review process, performance feedback is also solicited from co-workers and other managers familiar with each employee's work
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition individual performance bonuses, on-the-spot rewards, peer-to-peer-recognition awards, long-service awards, annual bonus payments (available to all regular employees), employees can nominate co-workers (or deserving managers) for special recognition awards which include a variety of tailored awards, from restaurant dinners to weekend getaways in Banff
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 6 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 6 months

Training & Skills Development B

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships, subsidies for professional accreditation
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 75% of tuition per year
Unique training & development programs women's career development program, diversity awareness program, head office training centre with 5 classrooms (home of the Shell University and Learn@Shell programs)

Community Involvement A+

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)
Total employee volunteer hours (on company time) over 5,000 hours last year
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 600 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Alberta Ballet Company, Banff Trail Community Association, Calgary Immigrant Educational Society, Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter Association, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Canadian Red Cross, Queen's Eco Vehicle Team, Skate Canada (Alberta, NWT-Nunavut), Wood Buffalo Youth Science Foundation, to name only a few
Charitable giving matches employee donations, matches employee volunteer hours with company donations
Community highlight Shell's longstanding and generous charitable program focuses on three primary areas: the environment, education and employee volunteerism. Projects range from grassroots campaigns to high-profile environmental and educational initiatives, with a focus on support for charitable projects that make a difference in the communities where it operates. The company has also endowed charitable programs, including the Shell Environmental Fund and the Community Service Fund, to encourage employees to assist public service initiatives. In addition to receiving up to 3 paid days off for community service, employees can also apply for up to 30 days of unpaid leave to volunteer with their chosen initiatives.

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


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
Full-time employees in Canada 7,529
Part-time employees in Canada 76
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 perks 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

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