Suncor – Why Work For Us?

Go Ahead. Expect More.

Suncor is Canada’s premier integrated energy company– the largest in Canada and the fifth largest in North America.  When you join Suncor, you’re signing on with a company that has built a solid foundation for both business and employee success:

  • Industry-leading experience
  • A reputation for social and environmental responsibility
  • An achievement-oriented culture
  • Opportunities for career growth
  • A rewarding compensation package

Our track record and tremendous future potential make Suncor a place where talented people thrive. Suncor has great opportunities for everyone — from new graduates all the way to seasoned professionals.

As our business evolves, so do our employment opportunities — in oil sands mining, production and upgrading, refining, wind power, marketing and retail. Suncor hires people in areas such as:

  • Operations and maintenance
  • Trades
  • Mining, mechanical, electrical, process engineers
  • Project management
  • Supply chain
  • Human resources
  • Environment
  • Health and safety
  • Marketing and business development

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Careers with Suncor

Go ahead. Expect more. Build a career where your contribution is valued and where you’re working with some of the biggest equipment in the world, with leading edge technology, and where you are learning and growing every day.

Join a respected group of people who are proud to work for Canada’s largest energy company — one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future.

Explore Your Options

Suncor offers a diverse range of career opportunities — whether you’re a new graduate or a seasoned professional.

Our track record and tremendous future potential make Suncor a place where talented people thrive. Suncor has great opportunities for everyone.

Career Development

Suncor is big enough and diverse enough to accommodate your evolving career interests. We’ll encourage you every step of the way with ongoing training, educational assistance programs and leadership development.

Do it your way. Suncor employees frame their own path of success. Managers work with employees to understand their career interests and help them define a plan of action to strengthen their skills.

Challenging, interesting work. You'll find challenging and interesting work at Suncor, with lots of room for career growth and advancement. Through courses, seminars, mentoring and coaching, you'll learn new skills.

Tools and resources. You'll have all the tools and resources you need to get ahead. Our Educational Assistance Plan helps pay for the cost (tuition and books to a maximum of $4,500 per year) of approved courses that are successfully completed.

Our Reputation

Working at Suncor means working for a company you can be proud of. Suncor fuels the economy, contributes to communities and leads the way in environmental stewardship.

And instead of measuring one bottom line — our profits — we use a triple bottom line approach. We value financial, social and environmental performance.

Leadership on climate change. We have a comprehensive action plan to address climate change that includes reducing emissions through energy efficiency.

Reducing environmental impacts and costs. We invest in technologies and practices that help reduce our environmental footprint, including initiatives such as solid waste recycling and reducing land disturbance. Employee innovation and problem solving drive our progress.

Developing renewable energy. Our renewable energy business is a significant part of our action plan on climate change. To date, Suncor has invested $250 million in wind power projects and is the largest ethanol producer in Canada with production of 400 million litres per year.

Commitment to communities. Suncor supports our communities and our employees living in them with investments of both money and volunteer time.

Our efforts have earned us international recognition. We are included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index, two key international benchmarks for socially and environmentally responsible investment.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Suncor is Canada’s premier integrated energy company with a focus on responsibly developing the oil sands.  Our integrated business spans additional locations across Canada and all over the world.

Near Fort McMurray, Alberta, we extract and upgrade oil sands into high-quality, refinery-ready crude oil products and diesel fuel. We are a pioneer and leader in the oil sands industry, with a vision of competing globally. Learn more about living and working in Fort McMurray at

Across Canada and in Colorado, Suncor refines and markets products to industrial, commercial and retail customers. In Canada, our network of 1,500+ Petro-Canada stations is one of the most customer-recognized, top-volume retailers in the country.  Our Lubricants business is the largest producer of quality lubricant base stocks in Canada, with customers worldwide. We have refineries in:

  • Edmonton, Alta.
  • Sarnia, Ont.
  • Montreal, Que.
  • Commerce City, Colo.
  • Mississauga, Ont. (Lubricants plant)

In Western Canada, across the East Coast of Canada and internationally, Suncor explores for, develops and produces conventional oil and natural gas — from both onshore and offshore developments.

Suncor is also investing in clean, renewable energy sources. Suncor has six wind power farms in operation with a total capacity of 255 megawatts in:

  • Ripley, Ont.
  • Taber, Alta.
  • Magrath, Alta.
  • Gull Lake, Sask.
  • Thamesville, Ont.
  • Drumheller, Alta.

Suncor's ethanol facility located in the township of St. Clair, Ontario has a current production capacity of 400 million litres per year. The ethanol is blended into our Petro-Canada gasoline and contributes to CO2 emission reductions of up to 600,000 tonnes per year.

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    The interview process was a three step process. This included interviews with the supervisor, personnel from the business unit for support as well as the SCM manager. After interviewing, I was contacted a few days later and presented with an offer letter. The offer letter was contingent upon my passing a drug test.

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    At the time, I did not feel as though I should negotiate given they had other candidates willing to accept the position.

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Canada's Top 100 Employers , Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2014
Canada's Top Employers for Young People , Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2014
Alberta's Top 65 Employers , Canada's Top 100 Employers, 2014
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List , Corporate Knights, 2010
Barron's 500 , Barron's, 2009
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Additional Info

Headquarters Calgary, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1967
Type Company - Public (SU)
Industry Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Suncor Energy Inc. is Canada’s premier integrated energy company. Suncor’s operations include oil sands development and upgrading, conventional and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. While working to responsibly develop petroleum resources, Suncor is also developing a growing renewable energy portfolio.

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