Career and development

Three workers at Wapisiw Lookout at Base Plant.

Career and development at a glance

19.5 million

Spent on training and development in 2021.

350,000 hours

Of training and development completed by full-time equivalent employees in 2021.

A safe, talented and engaged workforce is key to our success. From engineering and environmental sciences to the trades, we offer diverse opportunities to accommodate your evolving career interests. We are committed to help you every step of the way with ongoing training, mentoring and leadership development.

Do it your way

Suncor employees frame their own path of success. Whether you want to be a technical professional who’s a specialist in your field, an inspiring people leader, or develop in your current role, your leader will work with you to understand your career interests and help you define a plan  to strengthen your skills.

Learning tools and resources

You’ll have all the tools and resources you need to get ahead.

Our approach to employee learning and development is grounded in the 70/20/10 development formula. That is, development occurs in three main ways:

  • 70% from real life and on-the-job experiences, tasks and problem-solving.
  • 20% from feedback and from observing and working with role models.
  • 10% from formal training.

We offer ongoing instructor-led training and self-led web-based training on a wide-variety of topics guided by our value of lifelong learning. This includes role-specific training, as well as company-wide and personal development training programs.

Our Educational Assistance Plan can help pay for the cost of approved courses that are successfully completed.

Building leaders

Strong leadership is essential to achieving our ambitious goals and creating an environment to inspire employees to deliver high performance. We offer a full suite of leadership and employee development programs to support your learning journey to become a stronger professional. Our 70/20/10 development formula creates actionable ways to ensure your ongoing development.