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Railcan Careers

Workforce Development

Canada’s rail industry employs more than 33,000 Canadians from coast to coast. From high tech positions to hands on trades, Canada’s railways offer a wide range of opportunities—whether you are just starting out in the workforce or looking for a new challenge.

Getting on Board Canada’s Railways

Choosing a career in the rail industry requires a high school diploma, but most railways offer training and on-the-job learning to help you get the skills you need to succeed. Or you can get the necessary training at select colleges across Canada before applying for a variety of exciting, rewarding and well paying jobs—from conductor to rail traffic controller to heavy-duty mechanic.

Through a partnership with select Canadian colleges, the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) offers the Railway Conductor Program to help prospective employees compete for available railway positions. There are also many provincially and nationally recognized rail apprenticeship programs to help you get your foot in the door.

Your Life on Track

Becoming part of Canada’s rail industry means joining a supportive team of people that will help you master the skills needed to succeed. As you progress through your career, you’ll also have the opportunity to mentor new rail workers, passing along your own knowledge to the next generation of rail employees.

From coast to coast, Canada’s rail employees proudly work together to create one of the best rail systems in the world—a system that benefits our economy and Canadians across the country.

Click here to check out what the rail industry has to offer and see if Canada’s railways are the perfect place for you.