Working with Rio Tinto

With more than 11,000 employees across 35 plus locations, we’re the biggest mining and metals company operating in Canada, and we’re committed that the work we do creates value and opportunity that reaches far beyond our operations. We hire local people. We partner with leading Canadian business and community organizations. We work hard to be good neighbours and to take good care of our people, our natural surroundings, and Canada’s rich cultural heritage.

We believe we’re at our best when we listen to a variety of voices and we look for people with who have the right skills, as well as diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

We think leadership can and should happen at every level of the business, we invest our in people for the long-term and we’re committed to giving our employees plenty of opportunity to innovate, grow and do their best work.

Across operations in Canada, we have a wide range of interesting, rewarding opportunities for everyone from graduates to tradespeople to engineers. Visit our Careers section to learn more about joining Rio Tinto’s team in Canada.



For 100 years, we’ve been doing business in Canada. We’re part of the fabric of the vibrant cities and towns where our teams live and work, and we’re deeply committed to helping our communities thrive.

We listen to our neighbors and focus on the things that matter most to the community:

  • Helping local businesses grow
  • Building and maintaining vital infrastructure
  • Educating our young people
  • Improving public health
  • Protecting our environment

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Indigenous Peoples

Canada’s culture and communities are shaped by Indigenous peoples, by their traditional knowledge, and by their deep historical and spiritual connections to the land. Doing business here means building trust and partnerships with Indigenous peoples and working together to tackle tough issues and create opportunity.


Economic development

We’re committed to ensuring that Indigenous peoples benefit from our work. In many places, we’ve signed formal agreements to hire Indigenous people and suppliers, pay royalties to Indigenous communities and, through partnerships, create even broader opportunities for economic development. Our Diavik Diamond Mine sets the standard. Nearly a quarter of Diavik’s employees come from Indigenous communities and since 2000, the mine has invested $2.4 billion in businesses owned by Indigenous peoples.



When it comes to education and access for Indigenous students, there are big gaps to be filled. That’s why we work with Indigenous leaders and organizations to build better pathways to a great education, improve schools, and give students the support they need to stay in school, succeed in school and fulfill their dreams.


Preserving cultural heritage

Across our operations, we’re working hard to make our teams more aware and respectful of Indigenous peoples’ traditional land use, knowledge and cultural practices. We follow Canada’s strict cultural heritage regulations and, more importantly, we work with Indigenous communities to identify, understand and protect cultural places, objects and practices.


Protecting the environment

Our relationships with Indigenous peoples help us protect our natural surroundings. In British Columbia, our partners included cultural and spiritual teachings and practices in plans to protect endangered white sturgeons, and at our Diavik diamond mine, a traditional knowledge panel helps guide our decisions and work to protect the environment.


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