Medicine Hat Nitrogen Complex
(formerly known as Canadian Fertilizers Ltd.)

Manufacturing Site

  • CF Industries’ Medicine Hat Nitrogen Complex (formerly known as Canadian Fertilizers Ltd.) is located on 160-acre site near Medicine Hat, Alberta
  • The complex is Canada’s largest nitrogen production facility and serves customers in the northern tier U.S. Corn Belt states and western Canada

Annual Capacity

  • Up to 1.5 million tons of nitrogen products for agricultural and industrial use each year

Finished Products

  • Anhydrous ammonia
  • Granular urea

Transportation Modes

  • Rail
  • Truck


  • Approximately 200 permanent employees and 40 contract employees


Dillon Dyck

Employee Spotlight: Dillon Dyck, Ammonia Chemical Operator Group 1

"The complex has a family feel and the company offers excellent benefits."

Click here to read his story.

Since joining CF the company in 2008, Dillon Dyck, a lifelong resident of Medicine Hat, has pursued advanced technical education and training continuously. His training and hard work have led him to his current responsibilities as an Ammonia Chemical Operator Group 1 versed in all physical aspects of ammonia operations at the Medicine Hat Nitrogen Complex. Using state-of-the-art digital control technology, Dillon serves as the “eyes” on the site’s ammonia plants and directs a team of operators who focus on safety, environmental performance, efficiency and throughput.

At the start of his career, Dillon completed a two-year power engineering course. Over the ensuing four years, Dillon trained and earned qualification on five critical process areas of ammonia plant operations, from pre-treatment to the digital control panel. Through CF Industries’ continuing education program, Dillon continues to build on his level of certification with the Alberta Boiler Safety Association, which regulates the power engineering industry in the province.

Dillon has been involved in several CF work teams, including a group which developed a field task risk assessment form and a committee which reviews training programs at the complex. From a safety perspective, Dillon has learned a great deal and seen many changes and improvements. He particularly enjoys passing his knowledge on to junior operators at the complex.

“I really like the people at CF Industries,” said Dillon. “The complex has a family feel and the company offers excellent benefits. I would highly recommend CF Industries to prospective employees.”

CF Industries’ Medicine Hat Nitrogen Complex is a premier employer in the Medicine Hat Community. The complex has been recognized as a recipient of the following Medicine Hat Chamber of Commerce Awards:

  • Chamber of Commerce Workplace Health and Safety 2014
  • Chamber of Commerce Employer of Youth 2013
  • Chamber of Commerce Community Award 2012

Employees at the Medicine Hat Nitrogen Complex enjoy:

  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Medical and dental coverage
  • Employee wellness programs
  • Group registered retirement savings plan (RSSP)
  • Company pension plan
  • Optional pension benefits
  • Company-provided short- and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Educational assistance

To explore open positions, please visit our Careers page. In the Search Criteria form, select “Canada,” “Alberta,” and “Medicine Hat” to find openings.

Commitment to Environmental Health and Safety

  • Safety and the well-being of employees and communities is CF Industries’ highest priority. This is expressed daily in the company’s culture, training and awareness.
  • Medicine Hat complex employees have achieved more than five years without a lost-time injury. Employees undergo safety training, conduct safety and environmental audits and work closely with local emergency responders.
  • Safety is a core value of CF Industries and our highest priority. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our employees, contractors, customers and neighbors
  • All employees at our plant regularly receive extensive safety and process operations training. This includes on-site emergency response simulation drills and exercises, as well as reviews of notification, evacuation and shelter-in-place plans. We are partners with local first responders, who often participate in these exercises
  • Environmental stewardship is a high priority—both on site and in the transport and use of products. CF Industries has committed significant resources to minimize emissions
  • CF Industries' Medicine Hat Nitrogen Complex y continuously targets overall minimization of chemical air releases and water discharges
  • In 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, the complex was recognized by Alberta’s EnviroVista program as an EnviroVista Leader. The program is a voluntary, facility-based effort to recognize and promote environmental leadership and stewardship by the province’s most progressive regulated operators
  • CF Industries is a board member of the Palliser Airshed Society and the South East Alberta Watershed Alliance. PAS monitors air quality in the Medicine Hat / Redcliff region. SEAWA monitors water quality in the South Saskachewan River Watershed
  • Over the years, investments in technology and process control at CFL have produced important improvements
  • CF Industries’ Medicine Hat Nitrogen Complex, in association with the Canadian Fertilizer Institute, is working with provincial and federal governments to identify further potential reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
  • The fertilizer manufacturing industry is highly regulated. We understand and welcome this oversight, and operate in strict compliance with environmental permits and regulations

Community Involvement

We have been a proud supporter of the Medicine Hat community for nearly 40 years. There are a number of non-profit organizations that we have had the opportunity to sponsor, through both volunteerism and charitable giving. Some of these organizations include:

  • Medicine Hat District & Health Foundation
  • United Way of Southeast Alberta
  • Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters program
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Scholarships through the Medicine Hat College



Media Inquiries

  • Local: Dale Moverley, General Manager, at 403/527-8887
  • Corporate: Chris Close, Director, Corporate Communications, at 847/405-2542 or

Job Inquiries

  • Visit our Careers page. In the Search Criteria form, select “Canada,” “Alberta,” and “Medicine Hat” to find openings.

Community Support Inquiries

Please direct charitable and other community support inquiries to:

CF Industries
Attn. Community Support
PO Box 1300
Medicine Hat, Alberta
T1A 7R9

Emergency Contact:

General Mailing Address

CF Industries
Medicine Hat Nitrogen Complex
P.O. Box 1300
1250 52nd Street, NW
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7N1

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