Our Workplace

Our workplace culture

  • Focused on safety:

    Cameco’s highest priority is maintaining the safety of our workers, contractors and the public. By creating a work environment that minimizes and eliminates hazards and ensuring work processes reflect a focus on quality, we are building a workplace that assures workforce and public safety and protection of the environment.

    Our employees and contractors integrate safety and health, radiation protection, environment, quality, audit and emergency preparedness and response, as well as contractor safety and environment programs into every aspect of our operations. We closely monitor operations to identify and address risks that may have an impact on safety, health, the environment and quality.
  • Diverse:

    Cameco is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming, inclusive, barrier-free work environment which allows all employees to perform their jobs at an optimal level. Achieving this desired environment depends upon mutual respect, creative problem solving and co-operation.
  • Respectful:

    Every employee has the right to work in an atmosphere that is free from harassment, violence and discrimination. Cameco's respectful workplace program reflects our commitment to create and maintain a work environment in which all people are treated with dignity and respect. Cameco provides ongoing learning opportunities to build a respectful workplace and is prepared to take prompt action when there is evidence that this program is being violated. All employees must attend respectful workplace courses that clearly identify expectations.
  • Ethical:

    Cameco's Code of Conduct and Ethics applies to all employees, officers and board members of Cameco and its subsidiaries. The code includes guidance on how to conduct business according to our values — safety and environment, people, integrity and excellence. By conducting ourselves ethically and with integrity, we continue to build strong relationships and earn the trust of others. How we do business is what makes Cameco a supplier, partner, investment and employer of choice in the nuclear industry.

    Code of Conduct and Ethics
    (PDF, 8 MB)

Our compensation programs

  • Competitive compensation & benefits:

    Cameco's compensation program has two components: base and variable pay. Base pay is determined on job categorizations and market surveys. Variable pay includes annual performance incentive bonus programs and employee share ownership programs.

    Competitive benefits are a key component of Cameco's Total Rewards program. Cameco provides the following fixed benefits:
    • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Employee and dependent life insurance
    • Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
    • Short/Long Term Disability benefits
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • Paid Vacation Leave
    • Credit Union Membership
  • Transparency in Coverage Rule: This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

  • Wellness programs:

    Cameco is a leader in providing health and wellness opportunities through our Live Better program including:
    • Newsletters
    • Employee health fairs & blood drives
    • Team activities and fitness challenges
    • Interest free loans to purchase fitness equipment and computers

    Some of the other ways we help employees balance the demands of home and work are:
    • Work Life Balance EAP
    • Disability Management Program
    • Volunteer opportunities
  • Retirement:

    Cameco's 401k retirement program assists employees towards saving for retirement. The program includes:
    • Multiple Investment choices
    • Employee contributions with 6% company match
    • No waiting period to participate

    Career development

    Cameco provides a suite of leadership programs that educate, develop and support interested employees, from entry level to executive level, who have the skills and desire to take more of a leadership role in the corporation. Cameco also provides financial support for employees who are interested in furthering their education through job-specific courses or the pursuit of a professional degree or diploma.