Photo Christian Sprogoe

Rio Tinto named top Canadian employer for young people

Also recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2019

Rio Tinto has been named as one of Canada’s top employers for young people in a national awards program that recognizes companies that lead in attracting and retaining young employees to their organizations.

The winners of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People contest are evaluated based on programs and benefits offered to young workers like tuition assistance, co-op and work-study programs, mentorship and training opportunities and career management programs.

In addition to receiving the award, Rio Tinto has also been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2019.

Rio Tinto Aluminium chief executive Alf Barrios said the company sees young people who are beginning their careers as leaders of the future and as a result focusses on supporting their professional development.

“New graduates spend time with our senior executives and are matched with experienced managers who help them transition from student to professional,” said Barrios.

Rio Tinto recently made its Montreal office a global hub to support its operations around the world.

It is the biggest mining and metals company operating in Canada, providing work for around 15,000 people.

Rio Tinto also offers tuition assistance for employees interested in furthering their education, subsidies for professional accreditations and development, a mentorship program and online and in-house training programs through Rio Tinto College.

Just Posted

Fire ban back in effect for Northwest Fire Centre region

Starting May 24, both Category 2 and Category 3 prohibitions will be in place

Kelowna company wins contract for LNG Canada project in Kitimat

SK Form & Finish will work with equivalent of 4,000 fully loaded concrete trucks

U.S. tariffs on Canadian aluminium scrapped

Joint effort by industry, government and unions secures deal

Rio Tinto BC Works watching Nechako reservoir levels closely

Dropping water levels could threaten power generation operations

New airline regulations bring compensation for tarmac delays, over-bookings

Some of the new regulations will roll out in July, while others are expected for December.

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

B.C. port workers set to strike on Monday in Vancouver

A strike at two container terminals would affect Canadian trade to Asia

Scheer says it would take Conservatives five years to balance budget

Scheeraccused the Liberal government of spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds

B.C. man, 30, arrested for driving his parents’ cars while impaired twice in one day

The Vancouver-area man was arrested after officers caught him driving impaired twice in one day

More than half of Canadians support ban on handguns, assault rifles: study

Divide between rural and urban respondents in latest Angus Reid Institute public opinion study

Spring rain needed as B.C. sees one of the lowest snowpack levels in 40 years

Snowpack levels in B.C. recorded on May 15 were similar to those in 2015 and 2016

Theresa May to quit as party leader June 7, sparking race for new PM

The new Conservative leader will become prime minister without the need for a general election

B.C. man who fell off cliff returns there to rescue eagle from vulture attack

Nanaimo’s James Farkas, who broke his hip in a fall, saves eagle on same beach months later

Most Read