Norman Wells Northern Development Program


Norman Wells, NT, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description


Imperial believes that mutually beneficial relationships with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples are critical to the success of our company and Canada’s energy industry. Please see here for Imperial’s Indigenous Relations Guiding Principles and Guidelines.


Norman Wells’ Northern Development Program is an opportunity for local Sahtu beneficiaries to gain practical, hands-on work experience at our Norman Wells operation.  On-the-job experience will be supplemented with additional related formal training.  You will be required to work on your own without direct supervision following the initial training period.  Frequent driving on gravel roads is a key component of this position.


Positions available

  • Plant operator
  • Maintenance operator



All positions

  • Understanding and abiding by all safety rules and standards, reporting hazards and assuming responsibility for the safe operation of your assigned vehicle and tools
  • Participating in safety programs/meetings and attending training and/or self-development courses



This posting is intended for applicants who self-identify as Indigenous Sahtu beneficiary.



  • High school diploma or GED equivalent is mandatory
  • Depending on the position, commitment to obtaining a 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate



  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record are required
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Able to work shift work - a 14 days on, 14 days off rotation. Camp or housing accomodation will be provided.
  • Able to communicate effectively with team members
  • To be considered, you must attach a copy of your enrolment certificate or a proof of membership letter from the Sahtu Enrolment Office or your land corporation office to your application.  This information will be used for the purpose of identifying your eligibility for the program.  Please do not attach a copy of your membership card. 


Work Term:  Up to a one year paid internship with possibility of a one year extension. 

Start date:  September 2021


Location: Norman Wells, NWT

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. 


Your benefits

  • Commitment to safety, ethics and continuous improvement
  • The opportunity to work alongside a team of experienced employees in a learning environment where you can utilize your current skills and develop new one


Other considerations

  • For applicants given an offer, pre-employment background screening will be required.  This will require you to provide copies of your valid driver’s license, 5-year most recent driver’s abstract (dated within the last 6 months) and high school diploma or GED.


Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions 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:  May 21, 2021



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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