Diversity and Inclusion

Fostering a culture of inclusion

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    People matter

    It is our focus to build a strong, inclusive culture that supports diversity, individuality and respect, where employees are proud to work and feel a sense of belonging. We are committed to our diversity and representation targets, working hard to nurture a strong sense of inclusion for our employees and partners. 

    Our targets:
    • Maintain gender parity in corporate leadership roles.
    • Increase female representation in all leadership roles to 40% by 2030, striving toward gender parity.


    We recognize that our efforts to create an inclusive workplace is a journey versus a destination. Together with our Employee Resource Group, our focus on learning and awareness, employee engagement opportunities, and programs and policies have all helped to shape our vision to create safe spaces and a sense of belonging, respect and authenticity.


We invest in community organizations and support causes that empower people in the LGBTQ+ community, people of colour, newcomers, women and people with disabilities. 

We have made progress toward our goal to have 40% of our leadership roles held by women by 2030.  

Our Diversity and Inclusion network hosts engagement events focused on wellness, sustainability and social connection. People leaders must complete instructor-led training on unconscious bias in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). 


Developing our people


To support the evolution of our business, we continue to develop the skillset of our teams by offering a range of professional development opportunities to empower them. 


Supportive workplace


In 2022, Irving Oil was recognized for the seventh consecutive year as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, reflecting the dedication of our teams in providing service with integrity.