Suncor’s History

The skeptics said Canada’s oil sands could never be developed commercially. In 1967, Suncor Energy proved them wrong. Our people – their perseverance, dedication and innovation – turned vision into reality.

Today, Suncor is Canada’s premier integrated energy company, the fifth largest North American energy company and has a place on the global stage as one of the largest independent energy companies in the world.

We provide thousands of well-paid jobs, put millions of dollars into Canadian businesses every year, take action on environmental issues, and support our communities by funding local initiatives.

Suncor's history is both cause for celebration and inspiration for the future. Look to Suncor to continue leading the way – expanding our oil sands operations to one of the world’s largest positions, developing renewable energy and investing in new technologies to improve our environmental performance. We’re still making history.

The links below highlight our proud history: people, events, projects & promises.

Part One, getting oil from sand.

Part Two, celebrating our people and our success.

Part Three, making the most of those limitless opportunities has made Suncor Energy what it is today.

Part Four, the strength and talent of our employees are at the heart of Suncor Energy.