Husky encourages diversity and inclusion, employing staff of varying backgrounds, education and skill sets.
Husky strives to be an employer of choice by:
- Attracting, engaging and retaining talent from different backgrounds
- Representing employee diversity in leadership
- Being a socially responsible partner to the communities where it operates
Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
Husky’s diversity and respectful workplace strategy demonstrates commitment across the company:
- The Diversity and Respectful Workplace Council: A group of employees from across the organization supporting the goal of creating a respectful and inclusive work environment. Council members address issues in their region and assist business units in achieving their diversity and respectful workplace objectives.
- Equal Opportunity: Husky’s Employment Equity Plan is designed to ensure appropriate representation of women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities in its workforce, while eliminating barriers to employment and advancement. The Company is a member of the Government of Canada’s Federal Contractors Program.
- Education and Training: The web-based Respectful Workplace training program, delivered to employees and contractors, outlines Husky’s commitment to diversity and expectations relating to respect and inclusion in the workplace. Sessions address multi-generational teams, workplace bullying, cultural competency and creating an inclusive environment.
- Employee Resource Groups: Employee networks offer career coaching and mentoring, while providing professional development opportunities.
- Mentorship: Mentorship programs are a resource to individuals starting their careers or pursuing professional development opportunities. The programs offer rotations through different departments to increase knowledge about various aspects of the business.
Husky offers a number of scholarship and bursary opportunities.
- Scholarships are available to Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary education related to careers in oil and gas.
- In Newfoundland and Labrador, partnerships with Memorial University, College of the North Atlantic and Coalition of Persons with Disabilities offer scholarships to students pursuing education in oil and gas related fields.
- In Alberta and Saskatchewan, a number of power engineering scholarships are dedicated to female and Aboriginal students at Lakeland College and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.