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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.

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