Train Conductor

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Toronto


Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:This role will be based in either Fort Steele, BC, Revelstoke, BC, Saskatoon, SK, Wilkie, SK, Wynyard, SK or Moose Jaw, SK, please indicate on your application which location you would like to be considered for.These locations are entitled to a signing bonus,the amount will be dependent on the location.This is an exciting opportunity to join CPKC in an entry-level position, where no previous railroad experience is required. Conductors have one of the most unique and challenging jobs available to North Americans. You’ll have unlimited potential and possibility if you’re willing to put in an honest, hard day’s work every day. Work with us and join our team of dedicated railroaders.As a conductor, your responsibilities include switching cars, making or splitting up trains in yards, or moving cars between yards, sidings or tracks. Conductors keep CPKC and North America’s economy moving. This entry-level union position can lead to career growth as a Yard Foreperson, Locomotive Engineer or management.Wondering if the conductor role is right for you? Please complete this Realistic Job Preview to see if you would be a good fit.Visit to hear what a CPKC conductor career is like, from an employee’s perspective!Earn $85,000 in your first year working as a qualified conductor. The average conductor earns approximately $107,000 annually, with the ability to make up to $140,000.TRAININGCPKC provides 16 weeks of paid in-class and field training for a solid understanding of our safety practices, rules and operations. You will earn 80% of the job rate upon starting classroom training – $188.23 per day and then 90% of the job rate upon successful completion of the classroom portion (including Part II Exams) – $211.76 per day. Training will consist of classroom and on the job training.POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:Work in either train or yard service depending on their seniorityCarry out specific instructions detailing a train’s route and specific movementsCoordinate the switching of cars, including coupling and uncoupling cars and lifting out coupling deviceObserve, interpret, and relay signals and other indications affecting movement of trainSignal 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 brakesHave a thorough understanding of and follow General Code of Operating Rules (GCOR), General Orders and Bulletins as they pertain to the safe movement of trains, goods, and hazardous materials, ensuring the safety of CPKC employees and the general publicProvide flag protection and relay signals to trains in an emergency situation, as stipulated in the operating rulesMove on and off moving or stationary equipment while train is performing industrial, station, or yard switchingRide moving car by hanging onto grab irons or ladder, sometimes for extended periods of timeFill out forms including train orders and switch lists and prepares required clear and legible reportsMust be able to handle emergency situations and operate fire extinguishers as well as be able to apply first aid techniquesMust be constantly alert to changing conditions and events and take safe and responsible action as requiredPOSITION REQUIREMENTS:High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)Must possess a valid driver’s licenseMust be at least 18 years oldAvailable for call 24 hours per day and respond to the designated work site within two hours of receiving the call.Work schedules are irregular and are determined by the rotation of the extra board including weekends and holidaysPerform work for up to 12 hours per shift where you may be traveling away from home and be away for 24-48 hours at a timeWork outdoors in all types of weather conditionsWalk long distances on railroad roadbedsAbility to lift up to 100lbs on occasionMust 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 materialValid Canadian passport; allowing entry/re-entry to the United States is requiredWHAT CPKC HAS TO OFFER:Flexible and competitive benefits packageCompetitive company pension planEmployee Share Purchase PlanAnnual Fitness SubsidyPart-time Studies ProgramMedical Requirements:Operating safely is a core foundation of CPKC. 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. CPKC’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments. All new hires for a safety critical 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.Background Investigation:The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:Criminal history checkEducation verificationDriver’s License VerificationCPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”.Req ID: 101231Department: Operations Prairie South DivisionJob Type: Full-TimePosition Type: UnionLocation: Western Canada, Western CanadaCountry: Canada% of Travel: 80-90%# of Positions: 80Job Available to: Internal & External#LI-HN+##LI-ONSITE