Rio Tinto Canada operations

Canada Operations

We are the largest mining and metals company operating in Canada today, with more than 15,000 people working at over 35 locations across the country. As one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we strive to achieve long-term partnerships with the communities where we operate – whether it is enhancing health and safety infrastructure or supporting educational and sustainability initiatives.

Our extensive operations in Canada include mining interests in iron ore, diamonds, and titanium dioxide. We undertake exploration activities and operate research and development centres, port and rail facilities, technical and sales centres, and hydroelectric facilities in British Columbia and Quebec. 

We have longstanding partnerships with communities, businesses and customers across Canada, creating mutual value, improving our performance, and ensuring we lead the way in responsible production. We are invested in Canadians and our communities, and are a committed partner in the stewardship of Canada’s natural resources. 

In addition to mining, we are proud to operate some of the most energy efficient and sustainable alumina and aluminium smelting and processing facilities in the world, right here in Canada. In 2019, we achieved Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)  certification for all of our Canadian aluminium operations, becoming the first company to meet these rigorous performance criteria for responsible production, ranging from greenhouse gas emissions, waste management, and material stewardship, to human rights and protection of biodiversity.