Our culture is one of hard work, accountability and doing what we say we'll do
Train 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.
Wondering if the conductor role is right for you? Please complete this Realistic Job Preview to see if you would be a good fit.
Earn at least $85K in your first full year working as a qualified conductor.
Bring us your high school diploma/GED and we'll take care of the rest.
CP provides paid in-class and field training for a solid understanding of our safety practices, rules and operations.
CP provides an industry-leading Defined Benefit (DB) pension plan that offers lifetime retirement benefits.
Train conductors are the guardians of our trains. As a train crew member, a conductor travels to various locations with the train, ensuring the safe arrival of cargo to its destination. Responsibilities include switching cars, making or splitting up trains in yards, or moving cars between yards, sidings or tracks. Conductors keep the company and the economy moving.
This entry-level union position can lead to career growth as a Yard Foreperson, Locomotive Engineer or management.
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We hire numerous Conductor Trainee students from Railway Training Programs. Get your railroader career started by completing a college Railway Training Program. Check out what our
educational partners can offer you.
We recognize the invaluable skills and experience you have gained from serving your country. That's why we want to be your first choice in a new
career outside the military.
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