Total package

This guide is intended to help you understand what we offer our valued employees as part of a total package. It includes details on our Rewards and Benefits programs, as well as many Extras.

We are excited to have you join our team!


Competitive Pay

  • Competitive salaries (paid semi-monthly) based on annual market data.
  • Field employees may be eligible for Field Allowances and/or Premiums, dependent on their position/location.

Short Term Incentives

  • Annual cash bonus, based on individual and company performance.

Long Term Incentives*

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Restricted Share Unit Plan      
(Full Value Incentives granted annually) 1/3 RSUs 1/3 RSUs 1/3 RSUs

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*Refer to your offer letter for eligible incentives and initial allotment. 

Retirement Savings Plan (Obsidian Energy shares or cash)

$1.00 $1.00 $2.00
Employee Contribution  Obsidian Energy Match Total Savings Invested
up to 10% of salary up to 10% of salary  combined maximum value of 20% of salary

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  • Obsidian Energy provides a comprehensive benefits program for you and your family. Review the following summary to learn more and click on the links for details.

Full Group Coverage





Prescriptions & Basic Dental   Major Orthodontic Work Chiropractic, Massage, Etc.  Vision 
 no deductible  no maximum (Per practitioner, per year, for you & each dependent)  (plus regular eye exams; $400 per lifetime for laser eye surgery) 

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Health Care Spending Account




per year (Single) per year (Couple) per year (Family)

Global Medical Assistance

Short Term Disability

  • 100% of base salary up to 120 days. 

Long Term Disability

  • Benefit level is 66.67% of the first $3,000 of monthly earnings plus 50% of monthly earnings over $3,000 to a $10,000 maximum.

Life Insurance & Accidental Death

  • Obsidian Energy provides employees with three times their regular base earnings (maximums apply).
  • Additional life & accidental death insurance at corporate rates is available for purchase. 

Employee Assistance Program

  • Professional, confidential counseling is available through Insight Psychological.

Time Off


Recognized industry experience vacation entitlement
  Office Field
0 – 9 years 3 weeks 120 hours
10 – 19 years 4 weeks 160 hours
20 years or more  5 weeks 200 hours
  • Annual vacation entitlement useage is prorated on start date and available immediately.

Designated Office Closure Days

  • Obsidian Energy offices close for a number of days each year as determined by management and announced at the start of the year. Typically, these days coincide with the April – October statutory holidays and the period between Christmas Eve and the New Year.

Flex Days

  • Obsidian Energy office employees receive three flex days per year. 



  • Calgary employees are able to join the onsite fitness club which provides cardio and weight training equipment in addition to group exercise classes.
  • Field employees are eligible for a health & fitness subsidy that funds 50% of eligible physical activities and/or fitness equipment up to a maximum of $300 per year.

Onsite Child Care

  • The PlayPenn Child Care Centre is located in Penn West Plaza, Calgary.
  • Calgary employees can apply for a spot and receive priority placement.

Head Office Location

  • Head Office
    Suite 200, 207 – 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1K3
    Telephone: (403) 777-2500  Toll Free: 1-866-693-2707  Fax: (403) 777-2699