Whilst the corporate name of the company is similar to that of Shell, the international petroleum group present in more than 70 countries including Canada, the two are quite different. But the ad shows an image of a gas station with the logo of Shell, suggesting it’s a fake ad.
Shell usually posts job ads on its website on the ‘careers’ section where any applicant would first have to register before applying. Registration gives access to an interface where it is possible to apply for new offers, to pursue an incomplete application, to consult the status of the applications submitted and to manage personal information. Once the applicant's information is entered on this interface, it is collected and processed on behalf of the group by Shell International BV, a company registered in the Netherlands under number 27155369 and located at Carel van Bylandtlaan 30, 2596 HR The Hague.
Warnings and recommendations
Shell does not usually receive application files via email, but when it does, applicants are always required to go through a formal recruitment process. According to the group's website, all ads must come from a verifiable Shell email address as follows ********@shell.com and not from another address (hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc).
Shell itself issues a notice on fraudulent recruitment communications. It warns about communications that require money (for work permits, insurance policies, etc) from applicants at any point in the recruitment process. It is also recommended not to respond to job offers from suspicious individuals or e-mail addresses, nor to disclose personal or financial information to them. Suspicious signs also include the use of poor English.