Aboriginal scholarships, education & employment programs
National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF)
Through NAAF, Imperial provides post-secondary bursary awards to Aboriginal students residing in the western provinces and territories. Since 2007, Imperial has provided funding for 26 students to further their studies in engineering, science and technology and business.
To learn more or apply for this post-secondary education bursary, visit NAAF's website.
Cold Lake Operations Scholarship
Imperial Oil provides scholarships to members of First Nations or Métis communities in the Cold Lake and surrounding area to provide the education and technical skills related to employment at our Cold Lake operations.
Learn more or download the application form. The application deadline is June 30.
Norman Wells Operations Sahtu Aboriginal Scholarship
The Imperial Oil resources division also provides scholarships to the members of the Sahtu region in the Northwest Territories near our Norman Wells operations. Two scholarships are awarded each year to Sahtu beneficiaries pursuing undergraduate post-secondary studies in disciplines relevant to the Norman Wells operations.
Learn more or download the application form to apply for this award. The application deadline is August 31.
Science Education Employment Development (SEED) Scholarships
SEED is a partnership between Imperial Oil and Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. The Imperial Oil SEED scholarship is available to eligible Six Nations students enrolled full-time in engineering, petroleum technologies, business administration, commerce, computer science, earth science and related disciplines.
To learn more about this initiative, apply for a scholarship or view the latest recipients, visit SEED's website. Remember, the application deadline is July 1.
Education and Employment Programs
Cold Lake Operations Billion Barrel Scholarship
Imperial is awarding two $5,000 scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education. All high school graduates in the Lakeland area are eligible to apply. This scholarship is to celebrate Imperial Oil's Cold Lake Operations reaching one billion barrels of production in 2009.
Cold Lake Operations Native Internship Program
This training and internship program provides a unique opportunity to qualified Aboriginal people from First Nations and Métis settlements neighbouring our Cold Lake operations. The Native Internship Program has been recognized by the Alberta Chamber of Resources as the recipient of its Rewarding Partnership Award.
Learn more or download the application form to apply for this program.
Cold Lake Operations Women in Wage (WIW) Awards Program
The women in wage network consists of women employed in non-traditional roles throughout Imperial's upstream operations. The group receives support from a human resources facilitator and a management representative. The network was established to support and empower members through such initiatives as promoting diversity in the workplace. The WIW also focuses on educating those considering a non-traditional careers by attending career fairs and school visits. Learn more or download the application form to apply for this program.
Norman Wells Northern Development Program
This two-year training program is open to qualified Aboriginal people from Sahtu First Nations and Métis communities interested in long-term career opportunities at our Norman Wells operations.
For more information contact (867) 587-3170.
Science Education and Employment Development (SEED) Program
In addition to Imperial's scholarship, SEED has also developed a number of educational initiatives focused on providing Six Nations of the Grand River Territory people with the skills needed for careers with Imperial Oil, the petroleum industry and other manufacturing industries.
Visit the SEED website for more information or contact Julie Ferguson at (519) 339-4015.
Visions of Harmony - Sarnia
Imperial participates in the Visions of Harmony Education and Training Partnership, where representatives from local First Nations, industry, government and education develop programs to encourage Aboriginal youth to stay in school and consider careers in technology and skilled trades.