Indigenous Relations & Partnerships
Engagement for Mutual Benefit
As many of Civeo’s projects in Canada and Australia operate in traditional territories, we work closely with Indigenous communities to explore mutually beneficial investment, employment, and business opportunities. Having the ability to share a unique cultural perspective helps us to align our vision, policies, and programs with the aspirations of our partner communities.
As in any relationship, we know that trust is earned over time through our actions with a focus on open and active collaboration between our community partners, Indigenous businesses, our clients, and our people.
Our Commitment to Indigenous Peoples
In Canada, Civeo’s commitment to Indigenous Peoples is guided by the following principles:
- Civeo believes in the inherent rights of all Indigenous Peoples to maintain social, cultural and spiritual identities; exercise jurisdiction over traditional lands; pursue sustainable economic prosperity.
- Civeo will purposefully inform and educate employees, customers, suppliers, and community stakeholders of the rights of self-determination of Indigenous Peoples as declared in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
- Civeo acknowledges the reliance of its business on the consent of, and partnership with, Indigenous Peoples.
- Civeo is committed to the principles of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business’ (CCAB) Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program and to:
- Strive to maintain at least 10% of its Canadian workforce from Indigenous communities.
- Develop and maintain meaningful business partnerships where revenues and profits are shared.
- Create opportunities, expand capacity, and build partnerships with Indigenous-owned businesses.
- Make sustainable and meaningful contributions to communities and programs to support education and scholarship opportunities for the next generation of Indigenous leaders.
Through this commitment, Civeo will adhere to the highest standards of ethical business practices and open and transparent operations with the goal of unlocking opportunities for both Civeo and Indigenous Peoples.
PAR Gold Certification
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) has recognized Civeo’s commitment to the Indigenous community by bestowing the company with a Gold Level certification in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program.
The certification underscores the focus Civeo has put into its progressive procurement practices, training and recruitment programs, and ensuring an inclusive work culture. As described by the CCAB, the certification signals to communities, industry, and governments that Civeo is:
- A good business partner,
- A great place to work, and
- Committed to prosperity in Indigenous communities.
Supporting Indigenous Businesses
The underlying principle of Civeo’s Indigenous Procurement Policy is to support the long-term economic interests of Indigenous Peoples. We do this by promoting the participation of qualified Indigenous businesses to work with us on capital projects and our ongoing operations.
Indigenous Employment & Career Development
Where Civeo operates in close proximity to Indigenous territories, we encourage participation in community-based recruitment and training programs. Civeo’s Indigenous Employment Strategy focuses on three key activities:
- Community Outreach: Generate awareness in the community for Civeo, our industry, and the careers that can be built within the occupations that support it.
- Pro-active Recruitment: Hold hiring fairs within the community, providing visibility and access to those who may not be able to travel to events being held in larger urban centres.
- Training and Development: Partnering with government and industry to help those interested in culinary, hospitality, and water treatment trades to develop the skills they need to enter the workforce.
As a result of our ongoing commitment to the above-mentioned focus areas, we continue to grow our base of employees from the Indigenous community.