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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.

Students learn the Canadian Rail Operating Rules, and key skills such as switching and marshalling cars, handling dangerous goods, performing inspections, and keeping records.

Canadian Railway Conductor Programs


British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) – Vancouver, B.C.

Confederation College Railway Conductor – Thunder Bay, Ontario

Lambton College – Sarnia, Ont.

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) – Calgary, Alta.

For more information on training for a railway career, click here.