Education and Training

Corporate Responsibility

Education and Training

Education and training initiatives are one of the top priorities guiding Canadian Natural’s community investment decisions. We strongly believe that education and training are fundamental to our mission of developing people towards a more skilled workforce and creating more sustainable communities.

To support education and training within Canadian Natural, we provide funding per employee for training and development which may be directed at their discretion. In addition to this budget, the company provides training in a wide variety of areas that is necessary for employees in their jobs.

In the areas where we operate, some of our investments in external initiatives include:

University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering

As leaders in the oil and natural gas industry, investing in the future of engineers and the engineering profession is important to the growth, success and safety of Canadian Natural’s operations. In October 2013, Canadian Natural donated $7 million to the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering. The contribution will be put towards renovating and expanding the facilities to accommodate approximately 400 additional graduate and undergraduate students each year while helping to create enhanced learning, teaching, and research opportunities. The gift results in the naming of the engineering complex as the Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex.

For more information on the University of Calgary donation see media sheet below: 

Building Futures Scholarship Program

This program has a focus on trades and technical areas related to the oil and natural gas industry. It is part of our long-term commitment to contribute to the quality of life in the communities in Western Canada where we do business. We continue to provide business and employment opportunities for people who live near our operations. As we grow, we also need good, qualified people, especially in our field operations.

Since its inception in 2002, we have awarded about $1,000,000 in scholarships to more than 800 students living near our operations.

For more information on our Building Futures Scholarship Program click here.

North East BC Aboriginal Stay-in-School Program

We invest in a stay-in-school program that encourages Aboriginal youth to complete 13 years of school (K-12). The students receive certificates and awards for academic achievement, attendance, athletics and cultural heritage. In 2012, we supported eight schools in Northeast British Columbia with funding and time donations by our staff.

Related links:
- Working Together Newsletter
- Our People, Our Stories