Indigenous Student Employment Program: Imperial

  • Location: Various locations in Alberta/Ontario
  • Deadline: January 19, 2020 at 11:00 pm

Job description

At Imperial, inclusion & diversity is one of our core values. Our focus on inclusion & diversity helps create a workplace where people’s unique contributions and perspectives are respected and valued. We believe that different ideas and viewpoints ultimately strengthen our company and help it grow and innovate.

As part of our focus on diversity, it’s our goal to achieve an increase in Indigenous representation in our workforce to better reflect the populations of the communities in which we operate. The Indigenous Student Employment Program is designed to provide top Indigenous talent with the opportunity to learn and develop their professional skills as they continue their formal education.

We are currently offering challenging, practical work experience in the following areas:

  • Engineering – Variety of positions available across multiple departments including, but not limited to: upstream production and mining, refining and supply, chemicals, project engineering development and design, sales and marketing, environmental services, safety health and environment and facilities management
  • Procurement / supply-chain management
  • Socioeconomic
  • Human resources
  • Land


This posting is intended for applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or North American Indian (status or non-status).


  • Currently pursuing a university Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any of the following areas and returning to school after this work term: Engineering, Business/Commerce.
  • Available for a work term beginning in May 2020
  • Your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted with your application


  • Effective communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical and time management skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and in a team-based environment
  • Self-motivated, problem solver, and willingness to learn
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record are requirements for certain positions
  • Fluency in French is an asset for certain positions; please note in your cover letter if you are fluent in French

Start date: May 2020

Work term: 4, 8 12 or 16 months

Please indicate in your cover letter the work term / duration that you are interested in working based on your availability and school program.

Locations: Alberta (Calgary, Edmonton, Cold Lake, Kearl) & Ontario (Sarnia, Nanticoke)

Your benefits

  • Gaining valuable work experience in one of Canada’s largest and most successful companies
  • Working in a continuous learning environment that encourages you to grow your skills and capabilities. For example: Improve your systems and/or business software knowledge, Increase your understanding of the oil & gas industry, Sharpen your analytical and time management skills.
  • Working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment alongside experienced professionals
  • Successful networking and mentoring programs that enable you to spend time with managers and peers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities
  • Working for a company that values and celebrates inclusion & diversity, which includes employee-led networks such as the Imperial Indigenous Network
  • One scheduled Friday off per month
  • Term relocation assistance is available for those who qualify

Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours to meet rising energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner.

Other considerations

  • To be considered for employment, your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted with your application.
  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide their Social Insurance Number (SIN) and bank account details.

Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on their start date. Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit. Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

Apply directly by sending a cover letter and resume to:

Jia Zhou, M.HRM

Recruiting Coordinator

Human Resources, Imperial

505 Quarry Park Blvd. SE | P4C.114

Calgary, AB T2C 5N1