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Vale is a global mining company with deep roots in Canada.

As one of the world’s largest producers of high-quality nickel and an important producer of copper and responsibly sourced cobalt, we produce the metals that are critical to building a cleaner and greener future.
We are focused on developing our people and our workforce to build a truly inclusive and diverse workforce, where differences matter. At Vale, we believe Diversity and Inclusion are key to transforming our company into one that is inclusive, innovative and sustainable in the long-term.

Find your place. Discover the career possibilities at Vale.

A new way of being Vale

Vale is embarking on a cultural transformation. We are building a culture that fosters Diversity and Inclusion.

We are humbly applying the learnings we have gained over many years to build a more inclusive, innovative and sustainable future that values our people and innovation.
At Vale, we are committed to promoting a transparent and respectful working environment and we want you to be part of it.

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Launch your career with Vale

At Vale, we are here to transform ourselves into a more inclusive, safe, sustainable and innovative organization.

We value our people and their diverse perspectives that help us continue to evolve as a company.
To learn more on how you can be part of our evolution, check out our programs and discover the career possibilities at Vale.

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New Graduate Program

Global Trainee

About the program

Regardless of your field of study, if you are a natural leader who is serious about building their professional career, we are looking for you!
The Global Trainee Program is a developmental program which helps young professionals embark on a rewarding career. Trainees will have the opportunity to build their professional network by working with experienced leaders to develop their skills. The program uses job rotations to help graduates acquire diverse work experience through multidisciplinary projects, allowing them to further their professional development. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a leader in the critical minerals industry that is supplying the resources essential for a sustainable world.
 This is an exciting opportunity to work for a leader in the critical minerals industry that is supplying the resources essential for a sustainable world.
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Who are we looking for?​

The Global Trainee program w​elcomes all recent graduates.

Whether your field is geology, engineering, information technology, human resources, operating, accounting or environment and sustainability, we have a place for you.
  • Graduates who have completed their programs between May 2020 – May 2023; Ability to demonstrate leadership potential;
     
  • A respect for our people and the planet;
     
  • Strategic mindset;
     
  • Broad understanding of Vale’s business practices;
     
  • Digital mindset;
     
  • Willingness to relocate or travel within Canada;
     
  • and Advanced or fluent in English.

Program Duration:

18 months

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Learn more about the Global Trainee Program

As a Global Trainee, you will have access to opportunities such as:

  • A customized career development program;
     
  • Mentorship from senior leaders;
     
  • Valuable networking opportunities, including facilitated sessions with Vale’s Board of Directors;
     
  • Contributing to real business projects and decisions across disciplines;
     
  • Unique opportunity to tour underground mine sites and understand the supply chain from the bottom-up.

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Selection Process

September and October: Application

In this first phase, we want to learn a little more about you. You as an applicant must complete a form answering questions about yourself, your studies, and your working preferences. ​

October and November: Evaluation

In this phase, you will learn more about Vale. You will need to solve business cases, answer questions regarding how you prefer to work and prove your ability to analyze and solve problems.

November: Interviews with managers

At this point, you will meet our HR team and hiring managers. You can use this opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the program.

December: Results

At this time, you will find out if you have been accepted into the Global Trainee Program and will receive next steps on how to join our global team.

May 2023: Onboarding

Welcome to our journey of evolution at Vale!​
Vale is an equal opportunity employer.

In addition to the opportunity for development and learning, the company offers excellent benefits, such as:

  • Market-competitve salary
     
  • Attractive pension plan and health benefits (company paid core coverage, flex health and dental coverage, flex accounts, disability plans and optional insurances)
     
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons: (vacation, flex, sick, top up for maternity/parental)
     
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
     
  • Online training and career development opportunities
Candidates from all areas of studies, who have graduated between May 2020 to May 2023 are qualified to apply to the Global Trainee Program.
You must complete an application form about yourself, your studies, and your working preferences. This will be followed by an evaluation process, which includes completing a quiz and solving business cases. If you are selected to move on, you will be invited to an interview with the HR team and hiring managers. Please see the selection process above.
Applications open on September 14, 2022 and close on October 28, 2022 at 12:00 a.m EST.
Applicants will receive updates about the status of their application throughout the recruitment process. Successful candidates will be notified in December 2022 and will start with the company in May 2023.​
The duration of the Global Trainee Program is 18 months, starting in May 2023.
Employees in the Global Trainee Program will participate in various job rotations. In some cases, they may have an opportunity to complete a rotation in a different department aligned with their interests and development needs. In addition, employees will get involved in various activities and projects to develop key leadership and technical skills.
Yes, Global Trainees are required to work full-time and are Vale employees from day one.
Yes, Vale offers a market-competitive salary to all Global Trainees.
Positions which allow for remote work can be done from home. Some positions require on-site work. Vale has strict protocols in place to ensure everyone’s health and safety, including COVID-19 protocols.
Yes, it counts towards your P. Eng.

Other Early Career Programs

Engineer in Training

We invest millions of dollars a year in the communities where we operate.​

We support a variety of things from local community programs to national education initiatives. Vale is proud to have invested more than $5 million in scholarships for our employees, retirees and their dependents.
Our responsibility as key players in the mining industry is to listen, be approachable and positively impact our communities, coworkers, customers and the environment.

Geologist in Training

Vale’s Geologist-in-Training (GIT) program provides world-class training and development in a well-established training program across Vale operations in Canada.​

Co-ops and Internships

Our co-op and internship positions are exciting opportunities for students to learn about and support our business across our Canadian operations.

Vale’s provides a creative and dynamic work environment that contributes to a continuous learning experience for co-op students and interns. These opportunities allow students to grow both professionally and personally in a cutting-edge business. We look for talent who are excited to learn, bring new ideas and creative solutions to our business.
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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

​Vale Canada Limited is committed to accessibility in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (“AODA”) and its regulations and will endeavor to ensure that individuals with disabilities are meaningfully able to integrate in its workplace

Vale strives to treat all individuals with dignity and in manner that promotes integration and equal opportunity. Accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.
For more information on Vale Ontario's commitment to accessibility please visit the links below:

Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA)

Vale Canada Limited (“Vale” or “the Company”) is committed to accessibility in accordance with The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA)” and its Regulations and will endeavour to ensure that individuals with disabilities are meaningfully able to integrate in its workplace

Vale strives to treat all individuals with dignity and in manner that promotes integration and equal opportunity. Vale shall endeavor to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in a timely manner. The Company shall seek to achieve this by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility and meeting the accessibility requirements under the AMA and its Regulations.
For more information on Vale Manitoba's commitment to accessibility please visit the links below:​
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