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Shell Canada Limited
Superintendents inspect solar panels at Shell Canada's Gold Creek site in Alberta   (Photo credit: Brian Buchsdruecker)

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Shell Canada Limited was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2018):

  • Shell Canada's work environment varies with the company's diverse operations across the country -- Shell's Calgary head office features an open concept environment augmented with privacy rooms, collaboration and meeting spaces, comfortable bistros and eating areas, a Meditation and Reflection Centre and subsidized access to a fully-equipped Active Living Centre, which features a dedicated room for its new moms returning from leave, change rooms and shower facilities, along with a variety of instructor-led classes (such as yoga, kickboxing, spinning, dance and personal training)
  • Shell Canada encourages employees to make health and wellness a priority through a global "Be Well" program, which includes resources, activities and events to support ongoing employee wellness -- additionally, the company offers a generous health spending account, allowing employees to top up levels of coverage according to their personal needs
  • Shell Canada is one of Canada's leading corporate donors, supporting nearly 800 charitable initiatives last year -- the company provides up to 3 paid days off for employees to volunteer and supports a longstanding "Community Service Fund", which provides financial support for not-for-profit organizations where employees and retirees regularly volunteer
Greater Deep Basin employees meet in Shell Canada's Fox Creek office   ( Photo credit: Ian Jackson)

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 7,529
Part-time employees in Canada 76
Average age of employees in Canada 41.9 years
Longest serving employee 47 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 12 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

Here are some of the reasons why Shell Canada Limited was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • 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 offers in-depth Aboriginal awareness training and manages a dedicated network for Aboriginal employees
  • Shell Canada created a 14-week career development program to help female employees achieve personal and professional goals and manages "Senior Women Connect" to help senior women with gender-specific leadership challenges
  • Shell Canada's enABLE network created an "Experiential Learning Day" to pair senior leaders with individuals who identify as having a disability -- Shell Canada was also selected by its parent company to participate as a pilot for its global workplace accessibility project
Canada Country Chair Michael Crothers (right) receiving a Blackfoot name from Blackfoot Elder Casey Eagle Speaker in a naming ceremony organized by Shell Canada's Indigenous Network
"Shell has made leadership positions accessible to people who are not represented, seeking and enabling exceptional talent in every form." Teresa W., employee

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 7,529
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives VP of Human Resources Operations
Formal commitment diversity recruiters who are responsible for ensuring applicant diversity for vacancies, diversity strategy includes dedicated Indigenous people strategy which focuses on community engagement, business development, community investment and employment
Employee resource groups Aboriginal Network, Shell Women's Network, 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 on topics such as unconscious bias, disability and Indigenous awareness, LGBT Ally program developed by Shell's LGBT Network, 6th 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), 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, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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