Canadian Pacific Railway Job Application

Canadian Pacific Railway Job Application Process

You can get the chance to work at Canadian Pacific Railway by applying online. Below, you can find the detailed information about the hiring process of Canadian Pacific Railway which offers entry-level and managerial positions.

The Canadian Pacific Railway, also known formerly as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, and known as simply Canadian Pacific is a historic Canadian Class I railroad incorporated in 1881. The railroad is owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, which began operations as legal owner in a corporate restructuring in 2001.

Canadian Pacific Railway Job Application

Apply Online Canadian Pacific Railway Jobs

You can be a member of Canadian Pacific Railway family by completing the hiring process which is explained below. In order to finish the application process, you can use the link provided below to access to the online application Canadian Pacific Railway where you can find out more about the position for which you want to apply.


​​​​​​​​​​​When you work in operations, every task you complete impacts the movement of trains across our network. No task is too small to examine and refine and every day you’ll be challenged to look at your work with fresh eyes.

Find your railroader career in one of our operations trades.​

  • Conductors
  • Engineering
  • Operations Management Trainee program
  • Mechanical
  • Police Service
  • Transportation Operations and Customer Support​


Train conductors are the guardians of our trains. As a member of a train crew, a conductor travels to various locations with the train, ensuring the safe arrival of cargo to its destination. Switching cars, making or splitting up trains in yards, or moving cars between yards, sidings or tracks, conductors keep us moving.

This entry-level union position can lead to career growth as a yard foreperson, locomotive engineer or management.

What you’ll do

  • Provide premium transportation service to our customers
  • Safe and efficient movement of rail cars and trains across our network
  • Be a part of CP’s history

Electronic Technician

General responsibilities for this position involve the installation, construction and commissioning of radios and base stations, wired or wireless communication systems and equipment, wayside detection systems and Train Control systems.


  • Will work outdoors a majority of the time with exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity such as extreme heat, cold, ice, rain, snow;
  • Extensive out of town work about 90% away from home;
  • Can be physically demanding at times:
    • Long distance driving
    • Lift/carry, push/pull 50+ pounds
    • Bending, stooping & standing
    • Climb vertical ladders, stairs, ramps & getting on & off of track equipment
    • Balance – FREQUENTLY (walk on uneven surfaces such as rocks for extended periods of time and for long distances)
    • Reach above shoulders
    • Sitting for long periods occasionally
    • Work at height on ladders and scaffolding occasionally
    • Occasional exposures to dust, fumes and gasses
  • Use meters, scopes, and other various types of test equipment to diagnose equipment problems and failures;
  • Troubleshoot equipment to component level;
  • Facilitate repair and return of bad order circuit cards and components through equipment vendors;
  • Use computers for diagnostics in troubleshooting electronic equipment, software burning, software uploading/downloading, downloading event logs, and other various functions;
  • Test, inspect, and repair signal apparatus to meet requirements set forth by Canadian Pacific and FRA regulatory requirements;
  • Manage and document applicable FRA test and inspection reports;
  • Support Maintainers, Signal Crews, and other S&C employees in their duties and with technical issues;
  • Acquire and apply knowledge of S&C equipment & systems deployed on the property;
  • Become familiar with Signal & Communication circuit drawings and standards;
  • Make field checks and corrections to circuit drawings as necessary;
  • May also supervise, instruct, or direct other employees who may be assisting the Electronic Technician in their work.


  • Require formal electronic training with a recognized associate’s degree, military or other equivalent specialized electronic training;
  • Must have a valid FCC General Radio Telephone Operators License (GROL) or equivalent i.e. International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians (ISCET certification);
  • Must be qualified to handle work pertaining to VHF radio, data, carrier, telephone, EOT devices, switchboards and defect detectors;
  • Requires valid Driver’s License to operate company vehicle;
  • Ability to obtain CDL;
  • Ability to respond for emergent work past normal working hours;
  • Ability to occasionally work at various heights (ladders, signal masts and structures);
  • Previous railroad experience is preferred;
  • Must comply with company safety policies including the use of company approved PPE personal protective equipment (steel toe work boots, hearing protection, safety glasses, work gloves, hard hat & other.

Track Laborer 

To safely maintain the physical railway track within a specific territory in accordance with guidelines set forth by the FRA and Canadian Pacific.


  • Track maintenance and renewal work;
  • Uses hand tools and small machines and may be called upon to operate large track renewal equipment;
  • Standing, lifting, squatting for long periods of time;
  • Ability to lift tools and equipment of 50lbs or greater.


  • Must be able to travel and have adequate transportation;
  • Ability to read and understand safety rules and regulations and perform tasks in accordance with those rules;
  • CDL license or in the process of obtaining one is preferred;
  • Mechanical and welding experience is desirable;
  • Must be able to perform physically strenuous work outdoors in all types of weather;
  • Available to respond to emergent conditions  24/7/365;
  • Abnormal working hours and times, may change per the collective bargaining agreement;
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Canadian Pacific Railway Application Form/PDF

You can check whether there is printable application form available for Canadian Pacific Railway and you can download it if there is one. You can either submit the application form in person or you can send it via email.

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