Cameco Corporation
Cameco employee assembling fuel rods at the Cameco fuel manufacturing plant in Port Hope, Ontario

Recognized as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Cameco Corporation was selected as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers (2017):

  • In addition to helping employees save for the future, Cameco offers retirement planning assistance, phased-in work options for those nearing retirement and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
  • Cameco invests in education for all generations, offering 40 annual scholarships for children of employees who pursue post-secondary studies in Canada, the United States or Australia (up to $2,500 per child)
  • Employees working at Cameco's main location can keep fit by taking advantage of the onsite fitness facility which features free membership, shower facilities and instructor-led classes such as yoga
Cameco employees in tunnels at Cigar Lake, Saskatchewan

Highlights

Industry Uranium Mining
Established in Canada 1988
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK, Port Hope ON, Blind River ON, Cobourg ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,040
Part-time employees in Canada 84
Average age of employees in Canada 43.8
Longest serving employee 41 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 3 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Cameco Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • Each year, Cameco sends two employees to the annual World Nuclear University Summer Institute, a 6-week leadership development program for young professionals -- the program hosts over 80 participants in the nuclear industry from around the world
  • Cameco established a trades apprenticeship program which includes mentoring, on-the-job training, and financial support for tuition, living and travel expenses -- in addition, the company maintains an Engineer-in-Training program to support the professional development of metallurgical and mine engineering new graduates as well as a similar program for junior mine, exploration and mineral resources geologists
  • Cameco manages a chapter of North American Young Generation in Nuclear, a group that provides development opportunities for young professionals in nuclear science and technology -- with over 70 members, Cameco's chapter hosted lunch and learns, professional development workshops and community involvement events in the past year
Cameco employees volunteering at the Cameco Cares concert in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Highlights

Industry Uranium Mining
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK, Port Hope ON, Blind River ON, Cobourg ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,040
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Cameco Corporation was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • Cameco's Northern Affairs Office maintains a dedicated team focused specifically on workforce development for residents from northern Saskatchewan (RSN) and consults with Aboriginal leadership, schools and community members on how to create employment opportunities -- the company also manages a career transition program to provide enhanced post-secondary education opportunities for current employees who are high potential RSN
  • Cameco employs Aboriginal Elders at their northern sites to ensure that employees and contractors have a dedicated onsite resource who is familiar with Aboriginal culture and language
  • Cameco partnered with the Mining Industry Human Resource Council and Women in Mining for a research project to increase company and industry knowledge on barriers faced by women in mining
Cameco Mining Engineer Stephanie Mawson

Highlights

Industry Uranium Mining
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK, Port Hope ON, Blind River ON, Cobourg ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,040
Formal commitment maintains a Northern Affairs Office which employs a dedicated team focused on workforce development for residents from northern Saskatchewan
Diversity highlights workplace education program to increase essential workplace skills for RSN employees, piloted a "Not Myself Today" campaign to raise awareness of workplace mental health issues, scholarships for Aboriginal and RSN students
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Women in Mining/Women in Nuclear, Saskatoon Open Door Society (mentorship and work placements for new Canadians), Saskatchewan Intercultural Association (mentorship and work placements for new Canadians, Newcomer Information Centre, Indspire, Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work

The Career Directory

Cameco Corporation has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Cameco employees in Cigar Lake tunnels

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Uranium Mining
Major Canadian hiring locations Saskatoon SK, Port Hope ON, Blind River ON, Cobourg ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,040
Part-time employees in Canada 84
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Other info for new grads Cameco manages Engineer-in-Training and Geologist-in Training programs to support the professional development of recent grads and also sends employees to the World Nuclear University Summer Institute program on an annual basis. Additionally, the company offers a scholarship program.
Typical new grad positions Junior Engineer, Junior Metallurgist, Junior Geologist, Geophysicist I, Analyst I, Specialist I, Junior Radiation Technician, Junior Environmental Technician, Instrumentation Technologist, Powerhouse Operator I, Junior Chemical Technician, Junior Mine Technician, Administrative Assistant
Starting salary $65K to $70K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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