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eRailSafe program

​The eRailSafe program ensures contractors in Canada and the U.S. complete safety and security awareness training and a security background check in order to be authorized to be on Canadian Pacific (CP) property. The eRailSafe program is a component of the ISN contractor safety compliance program.

What is eRailSafe?

eRailSafe is a program administered on behalf of CP which helps to ensure all contractors complete the requisite safety and security training and background checks on contractors. eRailSafe contributes to CP minimizing the occurrence of safety related incidents, improving the protection of infrastructure, meeting regulatory obligations and minimizes liability for both CP and our contractors.

Who is req​​uired to enroll?

If your company provides contract services to CP, then eRailSafe applies to you and your employees. 

Contract companies working for CP are required to enroll in the eRailSafe program and are responsible for managing the input of their employees into the CP program.  Employees working for contractors are responsible, once enrolled by their employer, to complete the safety and security training and consent to security background checks. Once completed and approved, each employee will receive an eRailSafe issued ID badge.

The eRailSafe badge will be required by contractors while working on all CP property and signifies the holder has completed this process. If a contractor has no badge, they will require an escort or an exemption to work on CP property.

If you have any questions, please contact access_con​ for more information to ensure you are compliant with this process.

Where does eRai​lSafe apply?

eRailSafe applies to any contractor in Canada and the U.S. who engages in safety and security sensitive environments or access to infrastructure. This means companies who work for CP in yards, out on track or those who deliver safety and security sensitive products (such as fuel delivery companies) must enroll. Material suppliers, most delivery and trucking services generally will not require eRailSafe. 

When is this re​​​​quired?

It is expected it will take a certain amount of time to complete depending on the size and scope of the contract services being provided. Therefore, contractors should begin the process at their earliest convenience to avoid potential service interruptions.

Why are we d​oing this?

CP has an obligation to provide for the safety and security of our employees and contractors working on our property and infrastructure.  In addition, CP property is considered critical infrastructure and falls under numerous regulatory obligations and programs which require us to ensure we have taken reasonable steps to ensure the protection of people, property and information.

Questio​ns or concerns?

Please reach out to your CP contact or the SSG group for more information.  Any questions which can't be answered can be directed to


Canada - or 1-888-351-1369

United States - or 1-800-560-6435