Why choose a career in rail?

Rail is an innovative industry, and the most environmentally efficient, safe and secure mode of ground transportation. Working closely with customers and communities, Canadian railways move 75 million people and close to 70 per cent of all intercity surface goods in Canada each year, relieving road congestion and limiting harmful emissions.

By choosing a career in the industry, you’ll have the opportunity to work at one of Canada's largest employers (CN or CP), or at one of the industry’s many shortline railways. At $82,883, average annual earnings in the railway sector are among the highest in Canadian industry.

For more information and to access the job postings on the Your Life on Track website, click here.


Workforce Development Contact:
Colleen Walsh
Director, Workforce Development
Public and Corporate Affairs
(613) 564-8105

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Rail Trends

The Railway Association of Canada's Rail Trends provides a ten-year composite of financial and operating statistics for a comprehensive review of the business of transporting goods and people by rail in Canada. This review covers virtually all interveners of rail - the Class 1s, regional freight companies, short lines, intercity passenger, commuter and tourist train... MORE >