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Military FAQs

How do I apply for a position online?

  • On the Career Opportunities ​Page, select the search criteria you wish to use. It is recommended that you search by country or province so you do not miss out on any opportunities. Click on "Search"
  • Click on the job of interest to you. Make sure to check and see if there is more than one page of jobs to review
  • Click on the "Apply" button
  • If you have already created a profile, login to your profile and search for opportunities
  • If you have not yet created a profile, you will need to create a new profile. You will be given this option when you select "Apply".​
  • Once you have created a profile and filled out all required fields, you will come to a page that indicates your application was received and you should also receive an email notifying you of this.

I can't find a job posting that was advertised in the paper, radio, or billboard. What should I do?

All of our current job openings are posted on our website. Should a position not appear in your search, it has either been closed and we are no longer accepting applications, or you might be too specific in your search criteria. Please note that only applications submitted through our online application system will be considered. We no longer accept emailed, faxed, or mailed resumes.

If there are currently no positions in your area that match your qualifications, we encourage you to create a Job Profile (account) and set-up 'Job Alerts' that will advise you when new jobs have been posted that reflect your area of interest.

Setting up a ​​Job Alert

  • Visit our website www.cpr.ca
  • Select "Careers" on the top tool bar
  • On the Career Page click on "Search for Openings" in the Work with us box located on the right hand side of the screen
  • In the upper right hand corner of the page, click on "Sign In"
  • Enter your login information
  • Click on "Saved Searches/Alerts" 
  • Click on "Create New Job Alert"
  • You must title your Job Alert and select an alert schedule. We recommend a "Weekly" or "Daily" schedule.
  • Select the criteria that you wish to have for your job alert. Note: You may want to limit your alert to country or province so that you do not miss out on any jobs that may have a slightly different location e.g. If you set up a job alert for "Toronto" you will not get any notifications for "Mississauga"
  • Click on "Save"

​What are the requirements for the position?

Each position with us has different job requirements. This information is listed in the job posting under "Job Requirements". To view job requirements for various unionized positions please view the hiring process.​

If you experience any technical difficulties applying for a position or have any additional questions, please contact the Employment Centre in Canada at employment_centre@cpr.ca or (403) 319-6524 or or the Employment Center in the United States at US_Employment_Center@cpr.ca​ or 1-800-635-7995.​

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