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HR Generalist - Student


Calgary, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

Our energized national HR team strives to create a competitive advantage through people by aligning the HR workforce to meet current needs, and developing individuals so they have the capabilities required to meet future needs in a complex and changing business environment.

Imperial offers you the opportunity to complete an exciting variety of challenging and comprehensive projects during your work term. We are looking for a student that is drawn to meaningful work in a fast-paced environment that promotes well-rounded development.

The HR Generalist position will be given the opportunity to have a wide variety of responsibilities which may include:

  • Advising your business partners on an array of topics from workforce and position planning, staff development, performance management, industrial relations (in union, non-union and joint industrial council environments) to workplace inclusion and diversity
  • Analyzing and leveraging data to positively influence business strategy and decisions
  • Consulting on workplace change management resulting from various business improvement/growth initiatives
  • Gaining a broad exposure to the development, monitoring and improvement of HR policies, practices and programs

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the organization and to develop valuable skills for your career across a broad range of HR areas.


Position is located at our new Quarry Park Campus in Calgary, AB. For more information in our recruitment process, watch this video.



  • 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year HR student from a:
    • Business, Commerce or MBA degree program, or
    • Post-graduate program with specialization in human resources / industrial relations
  • To be considered for employment, your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted with your application


  • Previous exposure to working as part of a HR team and / or experience in an office environment is an asset
  • Standard skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) are required and experience using SAP is an asset
  • Ability and interest to relocate to various locations across the country is desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently as well as with teams
  • Effective project and change management skills
  • Ability to identify continuous improvement opportunities and propose solutions
  • Ability to work collaboratively, think analytically, and demonstrate strong communications skills


Start date: January 2020


Work term: 12 months


Location: Calgary, AB

Your benefits

A student work term with Imperial not only provides robust opportunities to make an impact, it is also an incredible opportunity to learn and develop your skills as an HR professional as you continue your formal education. 

  • You will experience ongoing support and mentorship from HR team members, and structured performance feedback discussions during your work term.
  • 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 to meet energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner. 

Other considerations 

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

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.


Application deadline:  September 29, 2019


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.

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