Compensation & Benefits

Together with Suncor, we pride ourselves on offering one of the best salary and flexible benefits programs in the industry. It’s all here—competitive salaries and incentive compensation programs, a cash savings plan, pension plans, generous vacation and time off, and more.

competitive compensation


  • Competitive salaries that recognize education, experience and role
  • Regional allowance for Fort McMurray-based Administrative, Professional & Technical (APT) employees
  • Premiums paid to shift workers (12 hrs/day) and for certain skills
  • Option for overtime to be taken as time-in-lieu in many circumstances

Annual Incentive Plan

  • All regular employees are eligible
  • Target award based on employee pay level
  • Actual awards based on both corporate performance and individual performance
  • Paid annually, pro-rated for first year of employment

Long-Term Incentive Plan

  • Most APT employees eligible; participation is determined annually
  • Payout based on corporate performance and crude oil price, three years after grant is awarded



  • Basic Retirement Plan – fully company-paid defined benefit pension plan
  • Bridge – an additional company-paid defined benefit pension payable from age 55 to age 65
  • Supplementary Retirement Plan – defined contribution pension plan
  • Employee Contribution Option – allows employees to purchase pension enhancements

Thrift Savings Plan

  • Company-matched cash savings plan
  • Employees can withdraw both company and personal contributions at any time
  • Can direct Thrift savings to Group RRSP and/or TFSA accounts

Vacation & Time Off

  • Highly competitive vacation policy based on years of experience and service
  • 16 additional paid days off per year for APT employees working Monday-Friday (8hrs/day)
  • Ability to purchase additional vacation hours through flexible benefits plan
  • 11 observed holidays


  • Flexible benefit plan including full suite of health and dental benefits
  • Employees and dependents immediately eligible upon hire
  • Company paid 2x annual salary basic life insurance
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Optional insurances
  • Optional tax-advantaged Health Care Reimbursement Account
  • Disability programs for short- and long-term illnesses
  • Company-paid post-retirement health and dental benefits

additional benefits

Housing and Relocation

  • Housing support program for first-time buyers and owners in Fort McMurray
  • Rental assistance program for permanent employees who rent accommodations in Fort McMurray
  • Relocation assistance provided to permanent new hires residing outside of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

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