Career Pages

Scholarships, Financial Aid & Diversity Recruitment

Below is a list of scholarships, diversity recruitment programs and financial aid resources offered by Canadian railways and governments, to help you achieve your goal of working in the rail industry. Railway Industry Initiatives CN’s Aspire ProgramCN’s Aspire Program provides young women with the resources they need to plan an innovative career in railway operations. […]

Railway Training

Wondering how you can get started in your railway career? New recruits can enter the industry right out of high school and get on-the-job training through entry-level positions at railway companies. But there are also training programs, apprenticeships, scholarships and diversity recruitment programs designed to get you on board with the industry. Several companies also […]

More Career Resources

National Careers in TradesCareers in Trades is a hub of information, resources and tools. Make it your first stop for information on apprenticeships and careers in the skilled trades. Federal Skilled Trades ProgramThe Federal Skilled Trades Program is for people wishing become permanent Canadian residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. Red Seal […]

Railway Conductor Program

The Railway Conductor Program helps prepare students for a career in operations in the Canadian rail industry. Developed in consultation with Canada’s railways and offered by a select number of colleges across the country, the program combines classroom instruction with hands-on learning in lab facilities, industrial sites and rail yards, to simulate real working conditions. […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions ― and answers ― about working in Canada’s rail industry. Do I need a need a college degree to work in the railway industry? No. New recruits can enter the industry right out of high school and will be given on-the-job training through entry-level positions with railway companies. If […]

Why Work in Rail?

Canada’s railways power our economy ― transporting tens of millions of passengers and approximately $320 billion worth of goods across our country each year. Not only do railways move people and goods safely and efficiently, but trains relieve road congestion and are highly fuel-efficient, helping to limit harmful emissions to our environment. By choosing a […]

Resources

Railway Training Wondering how you can get started in your railway career? Scholarships, Financial Aid & Diversity Recruitment Scholarships, diversity recruitment programs and financial aid resources offered by Canadian railways and governments, to help you achieve your goal of working in the rail industry. Other Resources Links to national, provincial and territorial websites that provide […]

Job Boards & Links

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) is seeking to fill the following position(s): Director, Dangerous Goods     Job Boards Below are links to the online job boards of the Railway Association of Canada’s member railways. A Amtrak ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada S.E.N.C. B Barrie-Collingwood Railway BNSF Railway Company C Cad Railway Industries Canadian Pacific Cape […]

Your New Career Starts Here

Get on board Jobs in rail offer fulfilling careers, well-paying jobs and a flexible work life, on and off the tracks. No matter what you trained for, Canada’s rail industry has a job for you! Scroll below to learn more about your next career in rail, connect with training resources, or find answers to frequently […]

Types of Careers

The rail industry is the place to get your career on track. Scroll below to browse your career options―in railway operations, management, and other key areas―and begin your exciting, rewarding and well-paying railway career. Conductor As a Conductor, you will coordinate the activities of freight and passenger train crews while striving to ensure customer satisfaction, […]