Vale miners gearing up to explore the Thompson mines.Thompson, Manitoba is located 740 kilometers north of Winnipeg in the traditional lands of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and homeland of the Metis people.

The city, known as “the Hub of the North,” was named after John F. Thompson, who was the chairman of International Nickel when the Thompson ore body was discovered in 1956.

Thompson has since grown to about 13,000 residents and has become a multi-cultural regional service centre known for its friendliness and northern hospitality. It offers all the amenities of an urban centre while being surrounded by pristine lakes, wilderness and recreation options including a golf course, ski hill and provincial parks.

Our Manitoba Operations, with two operating mines, is located in the awe-inspiring heart of the northern boreal region. It has a strong future in mining and milling, with an ongoing mission to grow as a safe, prosperous and sustainable nickel producer. The operations employ about 850 people and cover some 250 acres.​

Find out more about the Thompson community and how Vale contributes to it.

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