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At CP, we value and recognize the invaluable skills and experience you have gained from serving your country. Leadership, teamwork, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a strong focus on safety are among the many skills that veterans bring to railroading. That's why we want to be your first choice in a new career outside the military.

Why CP


The skills and experience you’ve gained while serving in the military align exceptionally well with the railroading industry.


There are no limits to how far your career will take you with CP. We offer career growth and professional development opportunities.


Safety is the foundation for everything we do. CP was named the safest Class 1 railroad in North America for the 16th consecutive year in 2021, with the lowest Federal Railroad Administration  (FRA) reportable train accident frequency (per million train miles) among Class 1 railroads in North America.

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  1. View 'Popular role for Veterans' to identify roles which you feel your skillset and experience are suitable for. 
  2. Apply for roles that interest you through our Careers Portal. Note: There may be a modest delay between the time of application and when you receive correspondence from CP's Talent Acquisition team.
  3. When you fill out your application, you will be asked the question, “How did you hear about this position?” Please select Military Program/Advertisement from the drop-down menu. 
  4. After submitting your application, send an email to and provide the following information:

    Military Trade
    Military Rank
    Years Served
    Role(s) you have applied for
    Email address you used on your application
    Cell number
  5. Your application will then be identified as a Veteran Application and your military experience will be highlighted during the application process. 

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Tobias Albrechtson, Railcar MechanicTobias Albrechtson, Railcar MechanicAs a Carman/Railcar Mechanic at CP, Tobias applies his background in mechanics and leadership skills to plan and organize tasks every day/ResponsiveImages/carousels/Tobias-Albrechtson-sm.jpg/en/careers/veterans/tobias-albrechtson
Randi Grice, Specialist, Sourcing Corporate ServicesRandi Grice, Specialist, Sourcing Corporate ServicesLearning 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/ResponsiveImages/carousels/Randi-Grice-RTC-SM.jpg/en/careers/veterans/randi-grice
Spencer Young, Specialist, Service DesignSpencer Young, Specialist, Service DesignSpencer connected with CP's Veteran Recruitment Program to see how his military skills could set him up for a civilian career/ResponsiveImages/carousels/Spencer-young-sm.jpg/en/careers/veterans/spencer-young
James Laney, Road TrainmasterJames Laney, Road TrainmasterRecognizing 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/ResponsiveImages/carousels/james-laney-sm.jpg/en/careers/veterans/james-laney
Craig Volstad, Director of Operations, Learning Design and StrategyCraig Volstad, Director of Operations, Learning Design and StrategyAlthough he had no railway experience, Craig was recognized as someone who has exceptional organizational and project management qualities/ResponsiveImages/carousels/craig-volstad-sm.jpg/en/careers/veterans/craig-volstad

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Build a rewarding career as a CP Leadership Management Trainee. You will receive fully paid, hands-on training to develop the critical skills needed to be placed in a front-line Operations leadership position anywhere on our railway network.

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CP Supports Veterans

CP raised over $400,000 at the fourth annual Spin for a Veteran event with all funds going to building affordable housing for homeless veterans in support of the Homes for Heroes Foundation.

Spin for a Veteran

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Get your career on track and explore an exciting path in the railroad industry.