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Engineering Co-op Student

Oct 28, 2022
Sudbury, Ontario

Want to work in a state-of-the-art mining facility?  

Who We Are:


Welcome to Vale in Canada. As a leader in the mining industry, our responsibility is to positively impact our people, communities and the environment. We value our workforce and offer continuous training and career development opportunities for our people.

Vale is a global leader in the production of iron ore and one of the largest producers of nickel. Active in Canada for over 100 years, Vale employs nearly 6,000 people across our corporate office in Toronto and sites in Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador. Applying the latest technologies to sustainably produce nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver is at the heart of what we do.

With our global headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and approximately 125,000 employees in over 30 countries, Vale is constantly growing and changing. We invite you to be part of our evolution.

Our Team:

The various Engineering Teams are all integral for Vale’s short-term and long-term operating strategy and success. 


The Opportunity:


For FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES, we are seeking Engineering or Science Co-op Students to join various Engineering Teams across our Canadian Operations. These are fixed term positions, 4 to 12 months duration, starting in 2023.


As a Co-op student, you will;

  • Follow Vale’s Safety Policies, Programs and Legislative Standards
  • Develop skills and abilities related to the provision of engineering in Ontario
  • Ensure compliance to the applicable laws, standards and guidelines
  • Provide technical support to enable safe and efficient operations in an industrial plant, mine or production laboratory.
  • Maintain demonstrate open and clear dialogue in all aspects of work 

About You



  • Currently enrolled and in good standing in an Engineering or Science University Co-op program in any of the following fields:
    • Chemical
    • Electrical
    • Mechanical
    • Metallurgical
    • Materials
    • Mining
    • Environmental


  • Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 products; Teams, Word, Excel, Outlook

 How can Vale grow your career?


For FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES, the Engineering or Science Co-op Student position is an opportunity that will allow the right candidate to gain valuable experience, knowledge and be a part of shaping our mining operations. Additionally, Vale Canada offers a series of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Online training opportunities
  • Participation in our Employee Family Assistance Program

Difference Makes All the Difference


At Vale, we are committed to ensuring an inclusive work environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. Vale encourages everyone to express their ideas and opinions and values the plurality of individual profiles. 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 any other personal consideration that makes us different.

Vale is an equal opportunity employer seeking to increase diversity across our operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.

Deadline to Apply: October 28, 2022