Our culture

In Canada, as we do around the rest of the world, we aim to develop a diversified, dedicated and driven workforce at every level of our business. As with any successful venture, culture plays a paramount role in our success.

While our industrial sites and offices have their own distinct personalities and histories, they share a common cultural foundation. We invite you to learn about this foundation by reading about Our Purpose and Values, which are at the heart of our culture and the way we do business, and our Code of Conduct, which sets out the standards we require people to meet and understand and informs our daily actions and decisions.

Our culture of safety

Given the nature of the work we do, safety is of utmost importance. We commit to getting our employees and contractors home to their friends and families in the same condition as they left for work. We rely on these workers to accept responsibility for their own safety, and that of their fellow colleagues.

We never compromise on safety. We look out for one another and stop work if it's not safe.

Our global SafeWork program, which extends across our Canadian assets, gives the tools needed to stay safe at work. SafeWork, coupled with mining’s rich history in Canada, has many of our sites operating at industry-leading levels when it comes to safety – and they have the recognition to prove it.

Most recently, in May 2022, Raglan Mine was awarded the 2021 John T. Ryan National Trophy for Metal Mines for the best safety performance in Canada from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), while Nickel Rim South Mine (NRS), part of our Sudbury INO, was awarded the 2021 John T. Ryan Regional Metal Trophy for the Province of Ontario.

Raglan Mine and Sudbury INO Take Home Safety Awards

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Our culture of innovation & technology

As we look to improve our safety performance, we will be sure to capitalize on innovation and technology to do so. As an example, while our Kidd Operations are using autonomous vehicles, Nickel Rim South mine, part of Sudbury INO, is the newest to onboard the technology.

Pioneering autonomous vehicle technology

Sudbury INO is responding to society’s demands to transition to a low-carbon economy by demonstrating its innovative nature. It is imagining new ways to attain the resources needed to build the green technologies a low-carbon economy demands.

The Onaping Depth project reflects that imagination. When completed, the deep mine project will provide a significant new source of high-grade nickel ore beyond year 2035 – a metal critical to electric vehicles, lithium-ion batteries, solar panels and wind turbines.

But to reach the challenging depths posed by the project and build the mine of the future, the team is imagining the future by daring to ask “What if?”

Building the Mine of the Future: What if?

Our culture of community

We actively contribute to the quality of life of our host communities. As an example, due to Raglan Mine’s roots in the Raglan Agreement, which intends to offer permanent employment opportunities to the Inuit and foster development of their individual skills, the team launched the Tamatumani (“second start” in Inuktitut) program.


Since 2008, this program has facilitated Raglan Mine’s efforts in attracting and building the capacity of a growing Inuit workforce determinedly oriented towards the future. 
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Canada’s abundant natural resources and diverse population demand respect. Acknowledging that our work has an impact on both, our culture is a responsible one that aims to build positive partnerships with communities and make positive contributions to society.