Our businesses in Canada

Our businesses in Canada

Our business is as interesting and diverse as Canada and its people. We mine and manufacture metals and minerals that make life better, here and around the globe. Our aluminum smelters are among the cleanest and most energy-efficient in the world and we’re Canada’s biggest private producer of renewable hydroelectric energy. We are the global leader in cold climate renewable energy. We operate several ports, two major railways, and our research & development centres are pioneering some of the industry’s most important innovations.

Our products

  • Alumina
  • Aluminum
  • Iron ore
  • Diamonds
  • Titanium dioxide

Our companies

Rio Tinto Aluminium

Rio Tinto’s global aluminum business is headquartered in Montreal. Across Quebec and in British Columbia, we operate an alumina refinery, a network of hydroelectric plants, and aluminum smelters with some of the lowest carbon footprints in the world.

Diavik Diamond Mine

In the remote Barren Lands of the Northwest Territories is Diavik, an ethical producer of exceptional, gem-quality diamonds. Diavik, currently expanding with development of a fourth orebody, has an annual production of 6-7 million carats of predominantly large, white gem-quality diamonds.

Download Diavik's 2016 Sustainable development report

Iron Ore Company of Canada

IOC is a leading Canadian producer of iron ore pellets and concentrate serving customers worldwide. The Company operates a mine, concentrator and a pelletizing plant in Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as port facilities located in Sept-Îles, in the province of Quebec. It also operates a 418-kilometre railroad that links the mine to the port.

Download IOC’s 2015 Sustainable development report

Rio Tinto Fer et Titane

We’ve been in Quebec for 65 years, and pioneered the process of removing iron from ilmenite. At Lac Tio in Havre-Saint-Pierre, we’re mining the largest solid rock ilmenite deposit in the world, and our metallurgical complex in Sorel-Tracy is a leading producer of high-quality cast iron, steel and metal powders.

Download RTFT's 2017 Sustainable development report


Find out more about our operations in Canada