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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. Learn more about us; watch our video.

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.

How we do Business

Our aim is to meet increasing consumer demand for energy in an environmentally, socially and economically responsible manner.

In conducting our business across Canada, we focus on these priorities:

Value to customers and shareholders

It is our responsibility to help meet growing energy needs while providing competitively priced energy to customers and delivering value to shareholders.

Business ethics

We have an unwavering commitment to high ethical standards, legal compliance and integrity in all our dealings.

Responsible development

As an integrated energy company we explore, produce, refine and market products that are essential to society and economic growth. All of our businesses are managed by the same principles of responsible development.

Operational excellence

We apply rigour and attention to all aspects of our business to increase operating efficiencies, maintain a safe work environment and minimize our environmental footprint.

Strong workforce

We are committed to building and maintaining a high-performing workforce.

Contribution to communities

We strive to make a positive and lasting contribution to the communities where we operate through corporate investments, volunteer efforts and actively engaging with stakeholders.

Our people

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.

Total employment offer

Our total employment offer is designed both to attract new recruits and encourage long-service employees to continue with Imperial. It includes:

  • competitive compensation and benefits
  • fully paid pension plan
  • personal development and training
  • paid education assistance
  • flexible work schedules


We continually renew our workforce through the recruitment of talented university and technical graduates as well as experienced professionals. We actively recruit from universities across Canada, and our operations support apprenticeship and technical career programs at local colleges.

Training and development opportunities

We provide employees with many opportunities to develop their skills. These include job rotation, classroom learning and mentoring.

Campus headquarters

Campus headquarters in Calgary, Alberta builds on Imperial's offer as an employer of choices.

Our commitment to provide you with interesting and challenging work and the opportunity to work with supportive, high-caliber colleagues from day one with the company will be cultivated and enhanced through this campus. You will enjoy a superior working environment tailored to your department’s needs that will promote new opportunities for employee collaboration, while also supporting your lifestyle needs.

Here are a few of the ways Imperial’s new office campus aims to enhance your work/life experience:

  • Constructed to high standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED Gold requirements;
  • Equipped with the latest technological tools allowing you to work effectively throughout the campus, both inside and out;
  • Supports an integrated work/life experience that offers you a range of choices with respect to transportation, parking, access to city bike and pedestrian pathways, priority access to nearby childcare, and other local amenities;
  • Provides modern conveniences to support a healthy lifestyle including a high-quality fitness facility and cafeteria with a variety of quality food service offerings.