Application FAQs

Application FAQs

Read below to find out the​ answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about applying for a career at Vale.

How do I apply for a position?​


To apply for a position, visit our Job Portal to review and select from the positions listed. You can make use of the search feature to narrow down the options, or you can scroll through the list to see what is available.


Can I mail or drop off my application instead?


Vale prefers that applications are submitted online directly to the position(s) being applied for. To apply online, visit our Job Portal.


Do I have to create an Applicant Profile?


This optional feature is designed to save time if you want to apply to several jobs, or if you decide that you would like to apply again in the future. You will enter your email address and be asked to create a password as part of this process.


I forgot the password for my Applicant Profile what should I do?


Enter your email address on the Job Portal Login page and click on Reset Password. You will receive an email with instructions on how to reactivate your account. Until you reactivate your account using this link, your account will be locked.


I don’t see a position I’m interested in applying to right now, but I’d like to be informed when new postings become available. What should I do?


The Job Alert functionality notifies you by email when a new position(s) becomes available according to the criteria and key words you establish. If you already have an Applicant Profile, you will be asked to login before you set up your Job Alert. If you do not have an Applicant Profile, you will need to enter your email address and be asked to create a password as part of this process. For more information, visit our Job Alert page.


How does Job Alert work?


Use the Job Alert function to receive email notifications of all new job opportunities that match your criteria and key words. You can set up as many Job Alerts as you wish, and each Job Alert is valid for 30 days. You can create, modify or delete a Job Alert at any time by coming back to the same Job Alert page. For more information, visit our Job Alert page.


Does Vale offer summer student/intern/co-op positions?


Please visit the Early Career page to see what job opportunities are currently available and what these roles are all about.


Can I volunteer with Vale?


No, Vale does not offer volunteer positions.


Does Vale accept applications from those who are not currently eligible to work in Canada?


First consideration is provided to applicants who are legally eligible to work in Canada. Those who are not currently eligible to work in Canada are welcome to apply and would be considered for positions where global talent sourcing will enable us to achieve our strategic business needs.


What should I expect during an interview for a position at Vale?


Depending on the position you are being interviewed for, you might have an individual interview where you will be interviewed by one person or a group interview where you will be interviewed by a panel. If you are selected for an interview, a Vale Recruiter will explain the process further and answer any questions you may have.


How can I prepare for a Vale interview?


Please visit our How to Prepare for a Vale Interview page to learn more.


Does Vale conduct background checks and pre-employment medicals?


Yes. Vale’s Employment Offers are generally conditional on the completion of a full background check which may include employment verification, employment references, an education/certification check, criminal record check, and in most of our operations, a pre-employment medical where required.

You can expedite this process by being prepared and getting your information ready and organized in advance of being asked to complete the background check and pre-employment medical process. If you are selected to continue in the recruitment process, a Vale Recruiter will explain this process further and identify what information will be required of you.


Does Vale offer relocation assistance?


Vale offers a comprehensive relocation package to qualified new hires.


What can I expect in terms of a Total Rewards offering from Vale?


While offering competitive base pay within the industry, our short- and long-term incentive programs are designed to reward and promote performance by elevating total compensation to a higher level. Vale also offers a highly attractive and comprehensive suite of pension, educational assistance and benefit programs. Visit our Total Rewards Offering page to learn more.


Can I expect to be contacted if I am not selected to participate in the interview process for the position I have applied to?


You can expect to receive acknowledgement of your online application by email. Please check your email settings, filters and junk folder if you did not receive the acknowledgement.

Due to the volume of applications received, only those applicants selected to proceed in the interview process will receive further contact from a Vale Recruiter.


Do you keep my resume on file?


We encourage you to proactively apply to those positions that interest you the most. However yes, even if you are not selected for an interview, your application remains in our database and is searchable by our Vale Recruiters.


When is the​ next career fair?​


Vale may soon be coming to a recruitment event or community near you. Visit our Recruitment Events Page to confirm.