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Canadian Pacific Railway Spare Driver - Car Compound - St. Luc in St. Luc, Canada

  • Req ID: 77644

  • Department: Market Strategy & Asset Management

  • Job Type: Seasonal

  • Position Type: Union

  • Location: Montreal, Quebec

  • Country: Canada

  • % of Travel: 0-10%

  • of Positions: 12

  • Job Available to: Internal & External

  • Deadline to apply: 08/31/2020

Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit


As a Driver - Car Compound there are three main functions you will perform to support the St. Luc Auto Compound, as well as other related duties as required.


  • Ensure all work cards are identified to driver number;

  • Conduct visual inspection of assigned vehicle and ensure the vehicle is properly stocked for the days work;

  • Load and unload railcars on designated tracks, and within designated parking zones;

  • Pick up team members and continue to unload railcars on the track until all railcars are empty;

  • Maintain work instruction generated by Supervisor;

  • Work in accordance with team members to opens railcar doors and install bridge-plates between railcars;

  • Unchain bi-level and tri-level railcars on the track;

  • Other related duties as required.


  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED equivalent;

  • Must posses a Class 5 drivers license;

  • Must possess advanced reading and writing skills, including the ability to follow more advanced written instruction and/or training in skills such as driving;

  • Must be bilingual (French & English);

  • Must have precise use of hands and hand-eye coordination.


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package

  • Competitive company pension plan

  • Employee Share Purchase Plan

  • Annual Fitness Subsidy


Medical Requirements Operating safely is a core foundation of CP. Our commitment is to protect our people, customers, communities in which we operate, the environment and our assets. We are also committed to a healthy and safe workplace. CP’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments. All new hires for a safety sensitive position will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol and drug audit assessment. Pre-employment qualification drug test(s) are also required. This includes candidates participating in the Trainee Program who will also be required to pass a drug test during the training process before receiving final qualification for the position.

Information on Railway Medical Rules can be found at this link:

Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:

  • Criminal history check

  • Reference check

  • Education verification

CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").