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CP's response to COVID-19

CP is committed to the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities in which we operate. We also recognize that rail service is critical to our customers, supply chains and the North American economy. Given the challenges across the continent, and around the world, we know our work as railroaders is more important now than ever before.

Statement from CP’s President and CEO on the COVID-19 pandemic

To critical healthcare workers, frontline service providers, emergency agencies and personnel: thank you for your ongoing dedication, determination and sacrifice in response to COVID-19. These are extraordinary times, and your heroic efforts are inspiring. I also want to thank those critical service providers working behind the scenes to ensure we have what we need every day. From railroaders and truckers to farmers and port workers and everyone in between, the supply chain is still working 24/7 to deliver for North Americans. Read more >

We salute those who serve our communities

On April 3, CP joined a global movement to thank critical healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, including our fellow railroaders, by sounding a long whistle at 19:00 MT daily. While this ended on July 2 in Canada and July 5 in the U.S., we continue to salute the men and women that continue to serve at the front lines during this pandemic.

Business continuity

CP is proactively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic situation and taking appropriate action. Our trains continue to operate throughout North America and the U.S.-Canada border remains open for trade. Governments on both sides of the border have made it clear that trade must continue, and we take pride in our role in continuing to provide safe and efficient rail service. We remain focused on operating responsibly, safely and efficiently and on delivering for our customers.

Our COVID-19 preparedness planning team has enacted pandemic planning actions to facilitate business continuity across our entire network.

Customer information

Customer BulletinMarch 30, 2020

Customer BulletinMarch 18, 2020

Customer BulletinMarch 12, 2020

Supporting those in need

CP is donating $1 million to four North American charities working on the front lines to help people impacted by COVID-19. In Canada, CP will donate C$350,000 to The Frontline Fund and C$250,000 to Food Banks Canada. In the U.S., CP will donate US$250,000 to Feeding America and up to US$150,000 in matching funds to the American Red Cross.  

"Our CP family is honored to help frontline workers and volunteers as they courageously work day and night to keep up with unprecedented need," said Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Executive Officer. "By providing food to North Americans who are in need and critical supplies and support to frontline service providers, these charities are making a difference." Read more >

Employee donations

In April, CP matched employee donations dollar-for-dollar to 14 non-profits that are treating those who are sick, providing food for those in need, or providing disaster-relief support in the communities CP operates. 

Other resources

CP strives to follow the available best practices and guidance recommended by health authorities including Health Canada, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.