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​​​Ken_Cox_hard_hat_web.jpg​We respect your service. And we put it ​​​to work.

We recognize the invaluable skills and experience that you have gained from serving for your country. That's why we want to be your first choice in a new career outside the military. We offer rewarding careers, competitive pay and benefits, and advancement opportunities.​​

Not sure where to s​​​tart? 

Application Adv​ice

We encourage military personnel to apply at Canadian Pacific within 90 days of your release from service. The following tips and advice will help you apply for position online and prepare for an interview.

When to Apply

We recommend that you apply for open positions within 90 days of the actual date you can begin work. This will allow time for us to find the position that best matches your previous education and experience. Depending on the position, the recruitment process typically takes 5-8 weeks after a job posting closes to complete the process. 

How to Apply

  1. Create an account profile on our Career Opportunities tool.
  2. Find a position that fits with your military experience. Use this guide​ for more information on how your experience relates to an opportunity with us.
  3. When you apply for positions, self-identify as "Military Organization" for the question "How did you hear about this position?"

If there are currently no positions in your area that match your qualifications, we still encourage you to create an account profile and set-up job alerts that will advise you when new jobs have been posted in your area of interest.

For more information on how to apply,  create a profile, or a job alert, please read our frequently asked questions.

​Work History

Applying to CP is different from applying for a job within the military. Please avoid using military acronyms or jargon. In your application, highlight job experience, education, certifications, professional licenses, awards, decorations, etc. that directly relate to the position you are applying for.

If you are considering applying for more than one position, please submit a separate application for each position you are interested in.

 Work with us.

We pride ourselves in offering a large variety of careers that emphasize precision, passion, strength, genuineness and accountability. Find your railroader career and help us keep things moving. ​

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