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2022 Graduate Program – Mining Engineering

What if from day one you didn’t just watch things happen, you made things happen?
What if you didn’t just make an impression, you created a legacy?
What if you didn’t just start a job, you transformed an industry?

From day one, our graduates help us transform the way we do things, making a better tomorrow for all of us. We love fresh ideas and new thinking and our graduate program gives you the tools to innovate and invent – to pioneer progress for you and us.

We’re looking for graduates from a range of degrees for different areas across our business. This requisition is for a role in Mining Engineering based in Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador at our Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) operations.

As a Graduate Mining Engineer, your role will involve advising and planning on appropriate support systems, processes and equipment for safe and environmentally sound extraction activities.


  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Mining Engineering or related field – completed in 2020, 2021 or by May 2022
  • Less than two years of relevant work experience (local and international)
  • Right to work in Canada

If you have the willingness to learn and to make an impact and want to relocate to beautiful Newfoundland and Labrador for a life-changing opportunity, we encourage you to apply.

What’s on offer

Our global Graduate Development Program is designed to prepare the leaders of the future through a series of engaging, progressive and future skills activities. Visit our webpage for a detailed overview of our program.

In addition, here is just a glimpse of our industry leading rewards package:

  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  • A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
  • A generous relocation package for eligible candidates
  • Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  • Access to top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  • Excellent retirement plan
  • A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental leave, short term sick leave, paid holidays)
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matter
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program

Where you will be working

We are a leading North American producer and exporter of premium iron ore pellets and high-grade concentrate with average iron grades greater than 66%. With a team of over 2,400 employees, IOC is committed to providing value and continuity for our customers, employees, communities and shareholders through our unique mine to port approach, taking advantage of our full integration and wholly owned infrastructure to deliver our high-quality concentrate and pellets to our customers across the globe.

IOC’s operations include a mine with five operational pits, a concentrator and a pelletizing plant located near Labrador City in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. We also operate a wholly-owned 418 km railway, the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway (QNS&L), that links our Labrador operations to Company-owned port facilities in Sept-Iles. This role is based in Labrador City.

About Rio Tinto

Every idea, every innovation, every little thing the world calls ‘progress’ begins with a first step, and someone willing to take it: explorers, inventors, entrepreneurs. Pioneers.

For nearly 150 years, Rio Tinto has been a company of pioneers –generations of people spanning the globe, all with the grit and vision to produce materials essential to human progress. Our iron ore has shaped skylines from Shanghai to Sydney. Our aluminium –the world’s first to be certified “responsible” –helps planes fly and makes cars lighter. Our copper helps wind turbines power cities and our boron helps feed the world and explore the universe. Our diamonds help us celebrate the best parts of life.

Including you

At Rio Tinto, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

We are seeking to increase the diversity across our operations in order to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees and encourage female applicants to apply.

Next steps…

Join us and pioneer a career that will not only build your future, but drive progress for us all, apply today #itbeginswithyou. Please note, in order to be considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

Applications close on Friday October 8th (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date). Applications received will be assessed over the following weeks.

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