Employment Law

Shell Canada: Severance Packages

A gast station is lit up against the dark night sky. Shell Canada employees are entitled to full severance pay when they lose their job.

Shell Canada is a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, involved in the exploration, production, and sale of natural gas and oil in Canada. The company also refines crude oil and distributes petroleum products, and is active in the chemicals sector. Shell Canada is also involved in efforts toward sustainable and renewable energy sources.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Shell Canada operates multiple offices and facilities across the country, employing over 3,000 people. It owns Canadian Mobility Services.

Employees of the company work in a variety of roles, including positions in engineering, geoscience, project management, and administrative functions.

Shell Canada was founded in 1911, and began its investment in Alberta’s oil sands in 1953. Over the years, the company has expanded its operations, adapting to technological advancements and market changes in the energy industry.

Recent layoffs at Shell

Severance pay for Shell Canada employees

In Canada, non-unionized employees at Shell can get up to 24 months of severance pay when they are fired or laid off from their job.

This includes individuals working full-time, part-time, and hourly in Alberta, B.C., and Ontario.

Severance is the compensation a non-unionized worker in Canada receives from their employer when they are fired without cause.

Even if you are fired for cause, it’s very likely that you are still entitled to full severance pay because employees often don’t meet the conditions necessary for this type of dismissal.

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Severance entitlements during a recession

Regardless of a company’s grasp on employment law, they are legally required to provide proper compensation following a termination.

This concept applies during challenging economic conditions, downsizing, the closure of a business, or major public health events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

WATCH: Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru explains everything you need to know about severance pay on an episode of the Employment Law Show.

The employment lawyers at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP have represented tens of thousands of employees over the years in severance package negotiations.

We have successfully secured much larger amounts for individuals employed across a variety of positions, from entry level jobs to executives.

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How to properly calculate severance pay

Employers often incorrectly calculate severance pay. There is a belief that severance pay is one week’s pay, two weeks’ pay, or a week for every year of service an employee has with the company.

For non-unionized employees, the main factors of termination or severance pay include age, length of service, position, bonuses, benefits, and the ability to find new work.

To figure out how much compensation you may be entitled to, use our firm’s Pocket Employment Lawyer.

• Alberta severance packages
• Understanding severance in B.C.
Severance pay in Ontario
Layoffs in Canada

Don’t sign on the dotted line!

Do not accept any severance offer, termination papers, or exit agreement that Shell Canada may provide you with.

Once you sign back these documents, you eliminate your ability to negotiate a fair and proper severance package.

Generally speaking, if an employee doesn’t receive the proper amount of severance pay when they lose their job, it’s possible that they have been wrongfully dismissed.

An employment lawyer at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP can review your situation and explain how much compensation you are legally entitled to.

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The knowledgeable employment law team at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP has helped tens of thousands of non-unionized individuals across the country.

In addition to severance package negotiations, our lawyers have experience securing solutions for the following employment matters:

Our lawyers in Alberta, B.C., and Ontario stand ready to help you solve your workplace issues.

If you are a non-unionized employee who needs help with an employment issue, contact us or call 1-855-821-5900 to get the advice you need, and the compensation you deserve.

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Disclaimer: The materials above are provided as general information about the rights of non-unionized employees in Canada. It is not specific to any one company and should not be read as suggesting any improper conduct on the part of any specific employer.

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