Vale Careers

Our Promise to You

As Canada’s largest producer of nickel, Vale provides outstanding career opportunities both for individuals just beginning their careers and experienced veterans of the industry.
For you, Vale means opportunity.

Safety is our top priority
Vale’s first priority is people – nothing is more important. We aim to grow profitably but only as a safe, high-quality and sustainable mining company.
Vale is committed to zero harm to our employees, our communities and our environment. In recognition of our employees’ commitment to safety and health, our mines across Canada were awarded the national John T. Ryan Trophy six times in the past eight years.

We support the communities we’re a part of
We invest millions of dollars a year in the communities where we operate. Investments have included everything from local community programs to national education initiatives. Vale is also proud to have invested more than $5 million in scholarships for our employees, retirees and their dependents.

We strive to improve every single day
We believe in innovation as a foundation for our development. We are working to ensure efficiency, growth and sustainability in our operations and achieve our vision of being the best mining company in the world.
Vale is recognized as a pioneer and innovator in the industry, with more than 1,800 patents to date. Our innovative Research & Development team is inspired by the desire to improve all areas of mining. Many state-of-the-art mining technologies and equipment used today were developed at our world class Base Metals Technology Development facilities in Mississauga, Ontario.

Where Do I Fit In?

At Vale, there are many ways for you to apply your education, skills and technical expertise in rewarding jobs in your field. Explore the diversity of positions we offer within Canada and see where you might fit in.


Experienced Mining Professionals

You’re committed to your career in mining, but you’re looking for new challenges and new rewards.
We have what you’re looking for:

  • The ability to supercharge your career in a safe and supportive environment.
  • High-profile leadership programs for Supervisors, Managers and Senior Leaders.
  • Opportunities across Canada and internationally.
  • Continuous learning programs.
  • Superior compensation and long-term incentives.
  • Comprehensive suite of pension, educational assistance and benefit programs.

We would be honoured to have you share your talents with Vale.

Student or Recent Graduate?

Students and recent graduates are the future of our company and of our country. That’s why Vale has created custom-tailored programs for students and new grads. Because we believe in that future.


Total Rewards Offering

Vale is proud of its total rewards offering. But what does it mean?
It means that we believe our employees deserve to share the rewards of our success. We strive to pay above market from a total compensation standpoint, with a strong focus on pay performance. While offering competitive base pay within the industry, our short- and long-term incentive programs are designed to reward and promote performance by elevating total compensation to a higher level.

To meet this compensation goal, we conduct benchmarking surveys and use third-party services to perform annual reviews of employee compensation.


Vale offers a highly attractive and comprehensive suite of pension, educational assistance and benefit programs:

  • Health benefits such as prescription drugs, vision care, dental and more
  • Short- & long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Maternity leave salary top-up
  • Educational assistance: Post-graduate studies, courses, and certifications.
  • Professional memberships


Vale also provides a scholarship program for the children of employees and pensioners in Canada. Since the program started in 1956, we have awarded more than $5 million in university scholarships to deserving young scholars.