There are three main types of employment at Kearl – working for the companies building the expansion projects, and careers with Imperial Oil or contract companies in the operation of Kearl. During the construction of the expansion project, most job opportunities will be through Imperial Oil’s construction contractors. The main contractors currently on-site are K2, AMEC, Fluor, Kiewit, PCL and Horton CBI. K2 is a Kiewit/Klemke joint venture with a focus on earthworks. Fluor’s focus is on the provision of infrastructure and site-wide services, and AMEC is focused on managing the project’s engineering and procurement. Kiewit is constructing Kearl's froth treatment facilities and PCL is working on Kearl's utilities' construction. Additionally, Horton CBI is focused on the extraction and tank farm area.

Please contact one of these contractors for job opportunities related to the construction of Kearl.

Imperial Oil hires for permanent positions for Kearl operations. We require qualified workers in the areas of mining engineers, truck and shovel operators, plant operators, electrical and instrument technicians, mechanics and other people in skilled trades.

A variety of work schedules are available on Kearl. Kearl operations positions will typically be 11 days on and nine days off. (Shift rotations start and finish with a half-day shift). Flights depart and return to Edmonton and Calgary and will land at an airstrip near the Kearl lease.

Please visit Imperial’s Careers page for employment at Kearl. Follow the link and search on Kearl in the keyword box.

First Nations tradespeople in the region can apply to work at Kearl through their First Nation's Human Resources Representative or the Athabasca Tribal Council Employment Coordinator with a note requesting that resumes be sent directly to one of Kearl's major contractors.

In addition, the project’s socio-economic team maintains a database of local businesses to be given to all major contractors. Contact for a copy of this list or to have your company added to it.