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Diversity in the workforce


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Canada's Top Diversity Employers for 2020

CP is one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2020 as recognized by organizers of the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers competition. Diversity is a core value at CP. We believe fostering a culture of diversity and creating an inclusive workplace leads to creativity, innovation, open-mindedness and high performance. 

Having a skilled and diverse workforce is a longstanding goal at CP as we cultivate the best team of railroaders in the industry. To support our vision, we work collaboratively with our employees, communities along our network and with partner organizations in Canada and the U.S. to progress and support CP’s commitment towards a more representative and inclusive workplace.

Read more about our programs and initiatives in the 2018 Diversity and Inclusion report below:

2018 Diversity and Inclusion report

Promoting Women in the Workplace

  • CP's board is comprised of 40% women and is a member of the 30% Club -- a leading international organization committed to better gender representation
  • as a founding member of the Canadian Board Diversity Council, CP offers women at the director level the opportunity to attend the "Get on Board" governance education program
  • CP is a corporate member of the Women's Executive Network which supports, develops and retains women in professional and management positions

League of Railway Women

CP is a Platinum member of the League of Railway Women, an organization committed to improving the railroad industry by connecting women in rail.

Immigrant Work Experience programs 2019 Diversity Outreach Strategy

CP has a long-standing relationship with several associations and organizations that attract, recruit and support skilled immigrants. Partnerships including the Centre for Newcomers and the Bow Valley College Corporate Readiness Program provide a win-win opportunity -- new Canadians gain work experience and our employees build their cross-cultural skills and awareness.

Indigenous Relations

As governments continue to reconcile past decisions to build a more positive present and future with Indigenous communities, CP continues to collaborate with Indigenous groups to better understand their cultures, and develop more meaningful relationships.

We partner with organizations such as Aboriginal Link, Community Futures, Rupertsland Institute,  and Winnipeg's Canadian Aboriginal Human Resources Association to build positive relationships and to create targeted outreach programs and employment opportunities.

In February, 2019, CP supported the Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment  Gathering in Calgary, AB to help build brighter futures for Indigenous students. The Calgary Soaring was attended by over 760 Indigenous students and their chaperones. Read the report here.

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CP Is a member of Legal Leaders for Diversity, a group of Canadian General Counsel who have declared their support and commitment for creating a more inclusive legal profession as well as supporting diversity initiatives within their organizations.

Learn more

To find out more about how CP is working to develop an environment where our employees can reach their full potential both personally and professionally, read our 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report.

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