Indigenous Student Employment Program - May 2022


Various locations, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

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. Please see here for Imperial’s Indigenous Relations Guiding Principles and Guidelines. 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.


You can hear more from past program participants here.


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, downstream commercial & Trading,  refining and supply, chemicals, project engineering development and design, sales and marketing, environmental services, safety health and environment and facilities management
  • Accounting
  • Environmental Science


This posting is intended for applicants who wish to self identify as an Indigenous person in Canada such as First Nation, Métis or Inuit.



  • Currently pursuing a university Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, Business, Commerce, Environmental Science, Computer Science or related disciplines and returning to school after this work term.
  • Available for a work term beginning in September 2022
  • 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
  • Work schedule: Full time position


Start date: September 2022


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, Cold Lake, Kearl) , Ontario ( Nanticoke) , NL (St, Johns)


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.


Imperial is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with qualified applicants to provide reasonable accommodation upon request at Imperial.recruiting@esso.ca

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 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 22, 2022



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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