Why Imperial

As one of Canada’s largest companies and a leading member of the country’s energy industry, Imperial provides a foundation for a rewarding and successful career.

Our leadership and commitment to the highest standards have proven successful since 1880 and continue to drive industry leading safety, environmental and financial performance today. Imperial’s integrated business provides countless opportunities to make an impact and the possibility to explore many career paths.


Life at Imperial

Beyond the many career choices available, our supportive culture of continuous learning and development empowers you to achieve your goals. To further cultivate your growth, we are building a workforce and work environment that values diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities. Collaboration and diversity are emphasized through development and networking programs, including employee-led networking programs for women, Indigenous, LGBT, and new hire groups. Learn more about diversity at Imperial.

Whether you’re a student, recent graduate, or an experienced hire, we provide comprehensive onboarding, training, mentoring, challenging work, job rotations and more to ensure a rewarding career. Our wide-ranging programs and benefits are designed to provide security and value to you and your dependents, and to support a healthy and rewarding long-term career and retirement. Learn more.

Inclusion and diversity

Imperial has more than 5,500 staff across Canada, needless to say we are not all the same – and that’s a good thing. Imperial’s focus on diversity and inclusion helps create a workplace where people’s unique contributions and perspectives are respected and valued. These different ideas and viewpoints ultimately strengthen the company and help it grow and innovate.


Discover what’s possible

Imperial offers many exciting opportunities across a wide range of business units and career paths for students, new graduates and experienced candidates.

Your initial role will be the first step toward a future filled with challenge, opportunity and accomplishment. No matter what career path you choose, we provide the platform to elevate your goals and achieve your ambitions, while providing support through wide-ranging programs and benefits. Discover what’s possible for your career and apply today.

Who we hire
We offer many exciting opportunities across a wide range of business units and career paths for students, new graduates and experienced candidates. We primarily hire individuals with education and experience in operations, trades and technology, engineering, science and business.

We hire highly qualified people and support their success through development opportunities, training and a supportive work environment.

Whether working on the shop floor, in offices, out in the field or in communities across Canada, our employees are putting our company’s commitments into action.

Our more than 4,800 employees are critical to our success. Their talents, ideas and actions improve our operations, keep our work environment safe, contribute to the community and help us to protect the environment every day.

“Inclusion and diversity of our collective thoughts, skills, experiences, knowledge, and cultures make us a stronger and more competitive company. Our focus on diversity and inclusion strengthens us by promoting unique viewpoints and challenging each of us, every day, to think beyond our traditional frames of reference to successfully navigate the dynamic global energy business in which we compete.”

Rich Kruger
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

“Having a diverse workforce is very important, but it only works if we’re all treated as equals.”

Rachel Marcel
Heavy Equipment Operator


Rachel is a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. She works as a heavy equipment operator, so while she identifies first as an Indigenous Person, she is also a woman in what has traditionally been a male-dominated role. Needless to say, support for diversity in the workplace means a lot to Rachel.

“Having a diverse workforce is very important,” she says. “But it only works if we are all treated as equals. And that’s what I like about working up here – it’s a very nice atmosphere. We’re a team.”

Rachel describes her workplace as one in which harassment is not tolerated. “I find that no one person is treated better than another due to their race, gender or age and that is very important when it comes to building a family,” she explains. “I mean, that’s what we are up here, a family.”

Rachel has worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator at Kearl Lake for a little over two years.

Did you know? Imperial engages with 30 to 40 First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in Alberta, British Columbia, southern Ontario and the Northwest Territories. Our operations/business activities are located within the traditional territories of one sixth of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. Imperial has Indigenous employee networks at a number of our operating sites across Canada.

Career Opportunities

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