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Shell Canada – Why Work For Us?

There has never been a more exciting time to work in the energy industry. With a career at Shell, you’ll have a part to play in uniquely innovative projects through which you’ll be able to gain unbeatable experience.

We have a track record of world-firsts, from Shell Pearl GTL, the world’s largest gas-to-liquids plant, to Prelude, the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas platform. In Canada, we are constructing Quest, the world’s first carbon capture and storage (“CCS”) project for oil sands operations and Shell’s first commercial scale CCS project.

These engineering achievements are projects from a business that genuinely promotes progress, where you will be constantly encouraged to explore new ways of thinking and working.

We are a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In Canada, we have operated for over a century and are Canada’s largest producer of sulphur and a significant oil sands developer. We deliver energy responsibly, operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact.

Innovation has made Shell a company of firsts: from sailing the first oil tanker through the Suez Canal in 1892, to designing and building the first floating liquefied natural gas facility today. We deliver ground-breaking projects and work in many challenging environments to produce oil and gas including oil sands, tight formations, deepwater and subarctic. We are also one of the world’s largest suppliers and pioneers of LNG (liquefied natural gas). Today we spend more annually on research and development than any other international oil company. This enables us to stay at the forefront of delivering technology solutions.

Sustainability is central throughout our businesses. Shell has voluntarily reported on our environmental and social performance since 1997– focusing on the challenges that most affect our business performance and matter most to our key stakeholders.

Safety is always our first priority. We aim to have zero incidents that harm people, or put our neighbours or facilities at risk.

Strong core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people drive our performance-based culture – fostering collaboration and inclusion across local and global work teams.

Rewarding career progression and development opportunities combined with competitive compensation and benefits to help balance your work and personal needs.

And our local and global scope of operations – spanning exploration, production, manufacturing and sales – will provide you a wealth of opportunities to work on exciting projects, shape your career path and discover your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to work with people from all around the world, sharing expertise and points of view that will enrich your experience.

The scale of our challenge is exciting too. Global demand for energy is rapidly rising, and outpacing supply.  At Shell, we are committed to developing smart solutions to help close this gap and build a better energy future all around the world.

That’s why we’re in search of remarkable professionals, graduates and interns to join us. People who are curious to try new ways of working. Adventurous enough to continuously push the boundaries. Who have the tenacity to drive ideas forward.

Explore the remarkable opportunities at

 An Equal Opportunity Employer.



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    I worked at Shell Canada


    great place to work. nice building in downtown calgary. working on interesting projects with a nice team. great work life balance. great projects interesting people to work with. in general it was a very good experience. great company to work for


    weird obsession with safety. lots of corporate culture things. no cafeteria on site, so you had to leave to get lunch every day. hr is generally slow- but shell canada is better than royal dutch shell

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    nice place to work

Shell Canada Interviews

Updated Dec 26, 2014
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    The environment was quite negative. Everyone was focused on how to not to do anything that challenged the status quo that the forgot to plan for failure and recover and learn from failure. Was a limited environment for people from other cultures as it seemed most of the corporate environment was geared toward white males.

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Shell Canada Awards & Accolades

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Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2013
Canada's Best Diversity Employers 2013, Mediacorp Canada, 2013
Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2012
Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2010
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Additional Info

Headquarters Calgary, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

The oil business is no shell game for Shell Canada. One of Canada's largest integrated oil companies, Shell Canada explores for and produces oil and natural gas. It also refines oil at three refineries and markets gasoline and other refined products at more than 1,600 service stations. The company is a major producer of natural gas liquids, bitumen, and sulfur. Shell Canada owns 60% of Alberta's Athabasca Oil Sands Project, which produces 255,000 barrels of bitumen per day, and explores and produces natural gas in Nova Scotia where it holds 31% of the Sable Offshore Energy... More

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