Working with us

Working with us

Rio Tinto understands the value of a diverse workforce and leadership team. We strive to develop, engage, and retain talented and enthusiastic people regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, politics, religion, or physical disability. At Rio Tinto, our people are our most powerful asset and we are focused on making sure that everyone goes home safe and healthy every day.

We are proud of our history in British Columbia and excited about the future. Over four generations of employees have worked for Rio Tinto in British Columbia and the new modernised smelter is a key step in ensuring another four generations continue to help build a bright and prosperous future for all British Columbians.


We are an open, transparent and responsible company. If you share our company values and want to contribute your best, you will thrive. The safety and wellbeing of our employees is paramount, and so too is their development. Rio Tinto favours hiring locally from the communities in which we operate. If you are interested in working with Rio Tinto, take a look at our available jobs.

Rio Tinto graduate program

Start your career with us. New talent is essential to our business. We provide stimulating career opportunities for outstanding graduates across many disciplines. Our graduate opportunities vary from year to year, depending on our requirements. Visit our graduate recruitment section to see the variety of career opportunities available across our global operations.


We support and encourage the development of sustainable and self-sufficient community-based businesses. Our procurement activities are coordinated through Rio Tinto Procurement to ensure a fair evaluation and selection process for all prospective suppliers. Suppliers are chosen on the basis of:

  • ability to meet our stated needs and required standards
  • health, safety and environmental considerations
  • quality and service
  • competitive pricing
  • technical capabilities
  • consistency with our values

For more information, please contact: Sylvain Lemay, Manager-Service Delivery Operations - Atlantic on 1-250-639-8770.