Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
Canadian Pacific Railway has delivered transportation solutions across North America since 1881  

Recognized as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Canadian Pacific Railway Limited was selected as one of Alberta's Top Employers (2021):

  • Canadian Pacific Railway matches 100 per cent of all employee donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or the American Heart Association as part of its charitable program, CP Has Heart, which focuses on improving heart health of men, women and children across North America
  • Canadian Pacific Railway's health and wellness program aims to build a culture of well-being based on five key pillars, including healthy choices, mindfulness, nutrition and fitness, financial health, and community -- as part of its benefits plan, the company also offers a mental health practitioner benefit of up to $1,000 per year
  • Canadian Pacific Railway offers opportunities for ongoing employee development including in-house apprenticeships (rail car and diesel mechanic roles), tuition subsidies for courses taken at external institutions (up to $5,000), mentoring and leadership development programs
Canadian Pacific Railway employees   (Photo credit: Claire Dibble)

Highlights

Industry Railroad transportation
Established in Canada 1881
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Sudbury ON, Golden BC, Cranbrook BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC, Lethbridge AB, Medicine Hat AB, Saskatoon SK, Moose Jaw SK, Thunder Bay ON, London ON, Kenora ON, Brandon MB, Kamloops BC, Revelstoke BC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,867
Part-time employees in Canada 4
Average age of employees in Canada 40.7 years
Longest serving employee 49.5 years
Benefits note Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Canadian Pacific Railway Limited was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

  • Canadian Pacific Railway encourages veterans to look at a career in railroad operations with a Military Management Trainee program -- participants receive exposure to various aspects of the operation over 11 to 16 weeks and trainees are placed into a manager role anywhere across the Canadian network upon graduation
  • Canadian Pacific Railway works with a variety of community partners to recruit individuals from all walks of life -- the company recently hosted ten work placements for new Canadians in partnership with Bow Valley college and participating community organizations
Canadian Pacific Railway employees engage in Indigenous relations practices within the Maskwacis community   (Photo credit: Danielle Pineau)

Highlights

Industry Railroad transportation
Major Canadian hiring locations Sudbury ON, Golden BC, Cranbrook BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC, Lethbridge AB, Medicine Hat AB, Saskatoon SK, Moose Jaw SK, Thunder Bay ON, London ON, Kenora ON, Brandon MB, Kamloops BC, Revelstoke BC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,867
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Vice President, HR, and Chief Culture Officer
Recruitment initiatives targeted outreach with over 100 organizations across Canada and the US including Prospect Human Services, Calgary Immigrant Women's Association, and Indspire to name a few, hosted 10 work experiences for new Canadians in conjunction with local educational institutions and community partners, military management trainee program for veterans
Retention and development programs organized five CP Women on Track meet and greet events hosted by executives
Training and awareness new employees receive training on promoting respect and inclusion in the workplace, employment equity, and duty to accommodate, nearly 1,500 employees completed Indigenous awareness training in 2019, LGBTQA* lunch and learns offered by OUTReels
Diversity highlights Canadian Pacific Railway's executive committee receives quarterly reports on the company's progress to increasing the diversity of its workforce, in 2020, the company approved an official Board of Directors diversity policy, participates in the recognition of important dates such as National Indigenous Peoples Day and Bell Let's Talk Day
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Prospect Human Services, Calgary Alternative Employment Services, Calgary Centre for Newcomers, Women Building Futures, Winnipeg’s Centre for Aboriginal Human Resources Development, Indspire

The Career Directory

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Canadian Pacific Railway employees work across the country

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Railroad transportation
Full-time employees in Canada 5,001 to 10,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Sudbury ON, Golden BC, Cranbrook BC, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Toronto ON, Montréal QC, Winnipeg MB, Vancouver BC, Lethbridge AB, Medicine Hat AB, Saskatoon SK, Moose Jaw SK, Thunder Bay ON, London ON, Kenora ON, Brandon MB, Kamloops BC, Revelstoke BC
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities and paid internships in engineering, finance, mechanical, labour relations, human resources, travel services, and information services, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $5,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads offers a six-month Leadership Management Trainee program to learn and practice critical skills needed for a front-line leadership position within operations anywhere on CP's railway network
Typical new grad positions Leadership Management Trainee (Operations), Business Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, Coordinator Customer Service, Regulatory Reporting Specialist, Engineer-in-Training
Work benefits health benefits for new employees
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Additional vacation information some employees may receive up to 3 weeks of vacation

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