Canadian Pacific Railway Qualified Train Conductor in Western Canada, Canada

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Canadian Pacific is recruiting qualified Train Conductors who are interested in this exciting and unique opportunity. We are seeking candidates who are interested in terminals accross our network, locations are to be determined.

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.


  • Train Conductors work as a member of a train crew, traveling to various locations with the train;

  • Train Condcutors are members of yard crews, involved with switching cars, making or splitting up trains in yards, or moving cars between yards, sidings or tracks;

  • They may work in either train or yard service depending on their seniority;

  • Carries out specific instructions detailing a train's route and specific movements;

  • Handles the switching of cars, including coupling and uncoupling cars, and is able to lift out coupling device;

  • Observes, interprets, and relays signals and other indications affecting movement of train;

  • Signals crew members for movement of the engine or train using specific signals, or radio to indicate when to start, stop, back-up, set or release air brakes;

  • Provides flag protection and relays signals to trains in an emergency situation, as stipulated in the operating rules;

  • Moves on and off moving or stationary equipment while train is performing industrial, station, or yard switching;

  • Rides moving car by hanging onto grab irons or ladder, sometimes for extended periods of time;

  • Fills out forms including train orders and switch lists and prepares required clear and legible reports;

  • Works irregular hours, including holidays, weekends, days and nights and for periods of time up to 12 hours;

  • Must be constantly alert to changing conditions and events and take safe and responsible action as required;

  • Must be able to meet the Fitness for Duty critical for Safety Critical Positions under the Canadian Railway Medical Rules.


  • Must be a qualified Train Conductor;

  • Railroad experience is required;

  • Valid driver's license is preferred;

  • High School Graduation or General Equivalency Diploma (Proof will be required);

  • Must be at least 18 years old;

  • Three to five years’ work experience with a demonstrated safe work record;

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude;

  • Must be prepared to work weekends and shifts - on call 24 hours/day with 2 Hours’ notice depending on location, (with exception of Annual Vacation);

  • Work may require extended time away from home;

  • Must have good spatial ability with regard to a sense of layout and space, together with an ability to judge speed and/or distance of moving objects;

  • Must be able to pass the required examinations, read and understand safety instructions, books of rules, instructions and regulations, timetables, bulletins, waybills, placards, and other written or printed material;

  • Able to take action and/or make decisions affecting security/well-being of others, i.e. alerting others to unsafe conditions;

  • Able to work with minimal supervision;

  • Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to operate as a contributing member of a team;

  • Must be prepared to work in adverse weather conditions;

  • May be required to relocate within Seniority District;

  • May be required to lift up to 80 lbs.


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package

  • Competitive company pension plan

  • Annual Fitness Subsidy


Medical Requirements: CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. This position is considered a safety critical position; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical evaluation that includes a vision, hearing, drug screening and pre-employment physical.

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").