Irving Oil named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for a second year

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Saint John, NB – Irving Oil is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018.

With more than 3,000 full-time employees across its operations – the majority of which are based in Saint John, New Brunswick, where the company is headquartered – Irving Oil is pleased to be receiving the award for the second year in a row. The company was recognized for its diversity and inclusion programming, training and skills development opportunities, community involvement and safety performance, among other contributing factors.

Now entering its 19th year, the Canada's Top 100 Employers competition is an editorial project that recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.

“It is a privilege to be receiving this award along with many other great Canadian companies,” says Ian Whitcomb, President of Irving Oil. “Being named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers is a testament to our employees. We often champion our company as a great place to work and build a career, most notably here in Atlantic Canada. We are proud to have that fact recognized nationally.”

Irving Oil was among more than 7,500 organizations from across the country to submit applications to be considered for Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Submissions were evaluated on key criteria including: Physical Workplace; Work Atmosphere & Social; Health, Financial & Family Benefits; Vacation & Time Off; Employee Communications; Performance Management; Training & Skills Development; and Community Involvement.

 “At Irving Oil, it’s our people that make this a great place to work, grow and thrive,” says Sarah Irving, Executive Vice-President of Irving Oil. “Our employees, and the good energy that they bring to the business every day, drive this company forward. Thanks to their contributions and hard work, we’re in a position to receive this honour.”

Irving Oil will formally accept its Canada Top 100 Employer 2018 award on November 7, 2017, in Toronto.



Irving Oil was founded in 1924 and is an international refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2017 and 2018, Irving Oil operates Canada’s largest refinery, in Saint John, New Brunswick, which is located 65 miles north of the US border and has reached production rates in excess of 320,000 barrels per day. It also operates Ireland’s only refinery, located at Whitegate in southern Ireland, with a capacity of 75,000 barrels per day. With over 900 fuelling locations, operations from a network of distribution terminals, and a delivery fleet of tractor-trailers, Irving Oil serves wholesale, commercial, and retail customers in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and New England. Learn more at or



Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 13 million Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners, including The Globe and Mail.


Media Contact:

Candice MacLean
Public Affairs, Irving Oil
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