The application process

Are you interested in working at Cenovus?  We are always on the lookout for the best and brightest to join our team. With a corporate culture that supports development, provides interesting work, pays competitively and provides recognition based on performance and results, we strive to be the energy company of choice.

To get you started, here's an overview of the application process.

  • Step 1 – Application and early stages in the recruitment process
    • Apply online through Workday. Please be sure to read the job posting thoroughly and apply before the deadline.
    • Your application will be screened and reviewed by our talent acquisition team in addition to the hiring leader.
    • We may conduct a video pre-screen interview with you. You will receive two emails notifying you of this next step – one informing that you have progressed to the next stage, another with the instructions and link to begin.
    • In these early stages, we are reviewing and assessing your application to ensure that you meet the job requirements.
  • Step 2 – The interview process
    • If you are selected to move forward after screening, we will arrange a face-to-face interview with you.
    • This is a 60–90-minute interview with the talent acquisition partner, hiring leader and other employees who you could be working with.
    • The interview will consist of behavioural-based questions that you will answer using the STAR format.
  • Step 3 – Offer and onboarding
    • If you have been successful, congratulations! Your talent acquisition partner will be in contact with you to make a verbal offer – if you accept this, we will send you the offer letter in writing.
    • Depending on the role, we may need to conduct several pre-employment screening checks which could include education or credential verification or medical checks.
    • Once you have passed the pre-employment screening, we are here to help you prepare for your new role! Your hiring leader will have everything ready for your first day.


View the list of frequently asked questions below on the application process.

  • How do I apply?
    1. Get your application started now by visiting our available job postings.
    2. Create your Workday account.
    3. Verify your Workday account.
    4. Fill out the application and make sure you highlight the key roles and responsibilities that align to the job you are applying for. Tell us what makes you qualified for the position and how you stand out. 
  • How do I stay up to date on current opportunities?
    1. In your candidate profile, click on Job Alerts.
    2. Enter all the key details (i.e. frequency you want to hear from us, location of interest, the category of the position and any specific information about your interests).
    3. Watch for alerts in your personal email and apply when the right position comes up.
  • How do I check the status of my application?
    1. Log in to your Workday profile (the one you created to apply for the job).
    2. Go to Candidate Home and search your applications to check on status updates. 
  • How does the interview process work?
    • For some applications, you may be asked to complete an initial interview using a virtual video screening tool. If you have any issues getting this set up, please email us at
    • Anyone selected for an interview will receive a call from the recruiter or hiring manager to confirm the next steps.
    • All applicants will receive an automated email through Workday if they are not selected for an interview.
  • I want to apply at Cenovus but there are no current opportunities for me. What do I do?
    Please take a moment to introduce yourself and help us get to know who you are and what you are interested in. Stay up to date on our current openings until a position you are interested in has an opening.
  • How can I verify that my application has been received?
    • After submitting your application through Workday, you should receive an email confirming that we have received your application. It may take up to 24 hours for you to receive this message. If you have not received the email confirmation after 24 hours:
  • Can I submit my application by email?
  • I want to apply for a position, but I am outside of the work location and am not legally eligible to work in the required country, do you assist with work visas?
    • You must be legally eligible to work in the position location. Unfortunately, we do not assist with sponsorship or work visas.
  • How can I check the status of my application?
    • Please login to your Workday account – once you are inside the platform, you will be able to view all your applications and their current statuses.
  • I forgot my password to login to my Workday account
    • If you can’t remember your password when attempting to login after you've previously created an account, you can click on the ‘Forgotten password' link. You will be prompted to enter your email address and will receive a link to reset your password.
  • Will I receive feedback on my application?
    • Due to the high volumes of application, we are unable to provide individual feedback at earlier stages in the process.
  • What should I do if I search for a job and no results come back
    • Unfortunately, this means there are no current positions available using the search criteria you specified. You can either broaden your search criteria or set up job alerts that will notify you when new suitable roles become available. 
  • I need more assistance
Current opportunities

Want to join our team? Check out our latest job openings.

Recruitment fraud
It has come to our attention that persons or organizations claiming to represent or to be affiliated with Cenovus have contacted potential job seekers offering false employment opportunities with Cenovus through unsolicited e-mails or phone calls. These individuals will often request the applicant to divulge personal information and/or provide some advance form of payment. Read more on our recruitment fraud page.
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