CP unveiled five specially painted locomotives on Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the U.S. honouring the culture and history of the armed forces.
We recognize the valuable skills and experience that you have gained from serving your country. That's why we want to be your first choice in a new career outside the military.
CP was recently awarded a Gold Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer designation. Learn more about the designation here.
CP is committed to guiding veterans through their transition at CP, which includes assigning dedicated mentors who are also veterans. This mentorship educates veterans about opportunities at CP and addresses any anxieties or concerns as they settle into a new career.
In order to set veterans up for success, CP offers a custom-designed Veteran Management Trainee program. This program -- which ranges from 10 to 16 weeks -- is a comprehensive training program where participants learn and practice the critical skills needed to be successful in
front-line management position. Throughout the program, veterans will learn the specifics of their role by participating in a mixture of classroom and on-the-job training. They'll also spend time with other departments within CP to ensure that they get exposure to the organization and the rail industry which will set them up for future success.
The veteran will be loaded onto the VMT program after they have been successful at applying for one of the following front-line management positions:
Front-line Management positions include:
Current openings will be advertised at
CP has an established veteran network of employees that support each other in a seamless transition to the railway and throughout their career path. At CP, you will discover a community of people with similar backgrounds to support your lifelong career.
Randi Grice, Rail Traffic Controller
Learning how to guide the passage of trains as a Rail Traffic Controller at CP felt like a natural career transition from her role as a Naval Signalman
Stephanie Stone, Assistant Trainmaster
Enrolling in the Veteran Management Trainee Program, Stephanie discovered her skills could place her in a role similar to a Junior Officer
Antonio Esposito, Conductor
When he transitioned out of the Air Force, Antonio was looking for a career that would recognize his leadership skills and dependability
James Laney, Assistant Trainmaster
Recognizing his potential to advance and the focus on promoting employees, James applied for CP’s ‘This Way Up’ program, which landed him his current job
Spencer Young, Assistant Trainmaster
Spencer connected with CP's Veteran Recruitment Program to see how his military skills could set him up for a civilian career
Tobias Albrechtson, Carman, Mechanical
As a Carman/Railcar Mechanic at CP, Tobias applies his background in mechanics and leadership skills to plan and organize tasks every day
Craig Volstad, Senior Project Manager
Although he had no railway experience, Craig was recognized as someone who has exceptional organizational and project management qualities
Rory Thompson, Manager of Veteran Relations
After his transition out of the military, Rory landed a job at CP and found there were many parallels and synergies between the military and the railroad
Scott MacDonald, Senior Vice-President Operations (System)
Scott attributes his success at CP to his early military career where he was trained to focus on the next mission, adapt to changing circumstances, teamwork, dedication and flexibility
Watch how 17 teams came together to raise funds and awareness to fight against veteran homelessness with CP's second annual "Spin for a Vet" event.
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Hear from military veterans about their experiences transitioning to a successful civilian career at Canadian Pacific.
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