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Director Compensation

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.




The Director, Compensation position plays a crucial role in designing and managing our compensation programs to attract, retain, and motivate top railroad talent across the CPKC network. This role requires a strategic leader with a passion for solving business challenges and leading people. This is a unique opportunity to join one of Canada’s largest companies having successfully completed a transformational merger with no shortage of strategic initiatives and opportunities for career growth.



  • Lead a team of professionals building compensation offerings across our North American railroad network (Canada, United States and Mexico), supporting a high performance culture
  • Lead the annual compensation review process including salary planning, incentive awards, equity grants, compensation system updates and communication
  • Provide leadership and guidance on compensation-related matters including job evaluations, salary recommendations, market reviews, organization design, and career framework development
  • Manage the relocation program involving in-country and trans-border relocations, with a mandate to augment the program given CPKC’s growth and evolving needs
  • Support the preparation of Company public disclosure materials and administration of executive compensation programs
  • Lead or support special projects as needed including in-country total rewards design and pay equity
  • Support the Human Resources leadership team including preparing executive level materials for the CHRO, CEO and Board
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, legislation and market practices.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Finance, or a related field
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CPP) or Certified Employee Benefits (CEBS) designation; an asset
  • Minimum 8 to 10 years’ experience managing compensation and total rewards programs
  • Demonstrated people leadership experience and capacity to mentor and grow the compensation team
  • Seasoned communicator able to simplify complex topics and adapt to various audiences
  • Creatively evaluate business needs and solutions through the lens of total rewards
  • Familiarity with executive compensation and disclosure requirements of a publicly traded company
  • Experience with total rewards programs and employment regulations in United States and Mexico; an asset
  • Customer-service focused and ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent analytical skills, high attention to detail and ability to interpret complex data
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in compensation-related software (SAP, SuccessFactors or other enterprise systems)
  • Advanced user of MS Office Suite



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



As an employer with North American presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:       

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check


Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”. 



  • Req ID: 102557
  • Department: Human Resources
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 2
  • Job Available to: Internal & External






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