Alberta energy companies were among the top-rated employers in the province as it experienced a period of strong economic growth and a growing demand for workers. 

Mediacorp Canada Inc. publishes an annual list of “Alberta’s Top 75 Employers” in tandem with a nationwide ranking.

Oil and energy companies, including Imperial Oil Limited, Enbridge Inc, Shell Canada Limited, Gibson Energy Inc. and Keyra Corp. featured as this year’s top employers for offering flexibility and superior incentives for their workers. 

“Recent forecasts point to significant job creation in Alberta,” said Mediacorp’s executive director Richard Yerema in a press release

“With growing demand for the latest skills and new ways of working, employers in the province are having to work harder to attract talent amid a very tight labour market.”

Employing 5,429 workers, Imperial Oil was commended for its pension plan and health benefits extending to company retirees. Meanwhile, Shell Canada offered paid volunteer days for its employees to contribute to the larger community while also matching employee donations up to $1,500 for charitable causes. 

“This year’s winners have struck a balance between the practical and progressive, incorporating flexibility where possible and ensuring they remain ahead of the curve when it comes to meeting the expectations of today’s job-seeker,” said Mediacorp’s managing director Kristina Leung. 

At the end of 2022, several major Alberta energy companies announced a spate of investments in the province’s oil and gas industry. 

In an update to investors, Suncor Energy said it would boost capital spending in the province by $5.6 billion – an 11% year-over-year increase. Additionally, MEG Energy also announced a double-digit boost to development. 

As reported by True North, US-based Vulcan Industrial has announced it will be opening up a facility in Clairmont, Alberta to provide the energy sector with equipment. 

“Vulcan Industrial is adding a location in Western Alberta, Canada to ensure support for its growing business in the region,” said company spokesperson Tanner Ford. 

“The expansion comes as a result of consistent business growth in the region.”