The importance of Diversity and Inclusion at KPCL

KPCL: A diversity and inclusion leader

KPCL has been recognized for company efforts to develop a diverse and inclusive workplace. In 2019, the company was nominated by the Estevan Chamber of Commerce for the EBEX Diversity in the Workplace Award of Excellence.

We have also been invited to share our experiences – check out what we have to say about our journey growing diversity within KPCL!

KPCL is committed to Diversity and Inclusion (D & I) in all aspects of our operations, striving to increase opportunities for all through a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy that addresses such areas as workforce employment and training, supply chain development, and community investment.

Relationships with Aboriginal communities in Saskatchewan are key

KPCL continuously cultivates relationships with Aboriginal communities, economic development agencies and educational institutions throughout Saskatchewan; in 2017, we formalized a legacy partnership with the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

In 2019, we began participating on the Saskatoon SIIT Steering Committee to bridge gaps between existing training and employment opportunities for aboriginal students. As we work throughout the province, KPCL strives to build and maintain relationships with diverse communities that are located near our project locations.

Building workforce inclusion

We are working to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities where we live and work. We focus on inclusion for underrepresented minorities within the heavy construction sector, including:

  • Aboriginal persons
  • Women, including women in underrepresented roles
  • Visible minority persons

This support includes providing opportunities for employment, plus training for entry-level positions or higher levels of responsibility. Training for entry-level positions focuses on safety using a combination classroom and on-the-job learning to increase contributions to the company.

If you would like to join our team, check out our Current Opportunities to apply.

Building supply chain inclusion

We are working to build a diverse supply chain to support both our ongoing and project-specific operations. If you have an interest in working with KPCL as a supplier, check out our Working With Us – Supply Chain section.

While engagement may vary year-over-year depending on project-specific requirements, KPCL remains committed to working with minority-owned suppliers as well as suppliers that share our vision to support diversity and inclusion within their respective workforces, supply chains and communities.

Building community investments that support inclusionnd Inclusion

Beyond working with us as an employee or supplier, we look at extending our diversity initiatives to invest in areas that support positive economic and social impacts in the communities we work within.

In 2017, our efforts extended to include community-organized events that support Aboriginal communities. To date, this has included a number of Saskatoon Tribal Council- and White Buffalo Youth Lodge-organized events such as the Back-to-School Carnival, Mental Health Awareness – Walking Together Youth Gathering, and The Future is Yours Career Expo.

If you are interested to see what we have invested in or have a community event or program you are needing support for, check out our Community Building section.