Diversity and Inclusion

Fostering a culture of inclusion

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 roles.

Increase female representation in all leadership roles to 40% by 2030, striving towards gender parity.


Our long-term aspiration is to increase the overall representation of historically under-represented groups on our team, reflecting more diverse perspectives in our decision making and leading the way as a top diversity employer in our communities. To achieve this vision, we will:

By 2022, ensure 100% of HR talent development processes include education and awareness on bias, equity and inclusion.
By 2022, ensure 100% of people leaders participate in mandatory unconscious bias training.

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.