Indigenous engagement and inclusion are core to how we do business. We work with Indigenous businesses in our operating areas to explore opportunities for providing goods and services to support our activities. Through many years of working with Indigenous partners, we know business participation is one of the keys to economic reconciliation. Since 2009, we’ve spent more than $3 billion doing business with local Indigenous companies in our operating areas.

Indigenous businesses in action at Cenovus

Full Motion Expediting Ltd.

Full Motion Expediting Ltd. (FME) is a light to medium oilfield hauling service owned and operated by Tanis Robillard, a Métis entrepreneur from Conklin, and is located near our Christina Lake oil sands project. Tanis worked on the first steam assisted gravity drainage well at Christina Lake, then started FME in 2003 and became a long-time business partner with Cenovus.

Pimee Well Servicing

Pimee Well Servicing is an oilfield service company in northeastern Alberta owned and operated through a partnership between Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Kehewin Cree Nation, Frog Lake First Nation, Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Heart Lake First Nation and Whitefish Lake First Nation.

The Pimee provided training and employment for community members has been positive, demonstrating the benefits of education, training and having industry as a neighbour.

Primco Dene

Primco Dene is wholly-owned by Cold Lake First Nations and provides camp management, catering and emergency management services to our Foster Creek and Christina Lake sites. Primco Dene has been a contractor with Cenovus since our early development at Foster Creek and delivers industry-leading service to our employees at both sites.

Primco Dene is focused on local Indigenous employment and draws on the resources of many different communities in northeastern Alberta to meet the demands of its rapid expansion. The company is focused on sharing its success through community investments.

Seven Lakes Oilfield Services

Seven Lakes Oilfield Services is owned by Cold Lake First Nations, Frog Lake First Nation, Kehewin Cree Nation, Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Goodfish Lake First Nation, Beaver Lake Cree Nation and Heart Lake First Nation, and is a subsidiary of Primco Dene LP and Pimee Well Servicing Ltd. Seven Lakes has been a contractor at Foster Creek for more than 10 years, creating meaningful employment, and opportunity for Indigenous people, while maintaining a strong commitment to safe work execution, quality services and reliability.

How to become a supplier

We do business with a variety of suppliers and consider these relationships instrumental to our success. Suppliers interested in working with us should visit our prospective supplier page.

Investing in our communities

We're committed to supporting communities close to our operations that are impacted by our work. Learn more about our focus areas for social investment.

Indigenous Housing Initiative

Find out more about the launch of our $50 million Indigenous Housing Initiative.

ESG Targets

Learn more about our ambitious targets to guide Cenovus’s performance in our ESG focus areas.