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Disability Management Specialist - 6 Month Fixed Term - Calgary

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

Pursuant to the Government of Canada’s mandate that all federally regulated employers require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, CP requires all prospective employees to confirm their vaccination status as part of the hiring process and as a condition of continued employment.


  • Req ID: 88385
  • Department: Corporate Risk
  • Job Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 12/17/2021


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts, providing North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to see the rail advantages of CP.



The Disability Management Specialist will facilitate and broker the return to work of ill or injured employees as expeditiously as possible through collaboration with Management, WCB Specialists, Occupational Health Services, Local Return to Work (RTW) Committees, Human Resources, Labour Relations, Workers’ Compensation Boards, Benefits, Insurance Carriers, Unions, and required stakeholders while ensuring compliance with applicable legislation and Company Policies.


As an integral member of the Human Resources team, the Disability Management Specialist employs the principles of disability management to actively manage and ensure all disabled employees are provided with appropriate case management to affect an early, timely and safe return to work, reducing lost time and improving productivity, while decreasing financial loss to the organization.



  • Manage the Disability Management program for all employees within their geographic area of responsibility who are unable to return to their regular duties as a result of an occupational or non- occupational illness or injury;
  • Establish effective communication between all stakeholders, which includes Senior Operational executives, Human Resources, Health Services, treating Physicians, WCB representatives, Benefit/Insurance carriers, and Senior and Local Union Representatives to ensure proper case management;
  • Actively engage in triage and management of COVID-19 related absences as part of Canadian Pacific’s Pandemic Response;
  • Ensure confidentiality of all sensitive information pertaining to the employees when developing and implementing return to work plans;
  • Consult with the employee, union or association, supervisor, treating physician and other stakeholders on abilities/restrictions, job demands, physical demands analysis, functional abilities forms, and timing of return to work;
  • Maintain employee data in the Company’s IS system;
  • Ensure appropriate education and support for front line staff in Disability Management program;
  • Administrative tasks including but not limited to:
    • Managing incoming and outgoing mail;
    • Filing and labelling incoming documents;
    • Completion of paperwork as assigned;
    • Process incoming physician invoicing for all regions;
    • Assist in the processing of incoming WCB invoicing for all regions.



  • Designation in a health or health related profession (i.e.: Kinesiology, Physiotherapy, Ergonomics, Occupational Therapy);
  • Formal education in disability management, University degree or equivalent in related field e.g. Post- Secondary Education Diploma with Certificate in Disability Claims Management (CRTWC, CDMP) is an asset;
  • Minimum of 2-4 years’ of work experience in disability management, return to work programs, claims management or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferably in union environment is required;
  • Working knowledge of Part II of the Canada Labour Code, Canadian Human Rights legislation, Workers’ Compensations legislations, return to work principles and disability management practices;
  • Experience in an occupational health setting or HR experience would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of railway operations and jobs is an asset;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to effectively manage the safe and timely return to work of injured or ill employees;
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership, interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Well-developed computer skills required in Word, Excel, Outlook, and HR - IS systems such as SAP;
  • Proven ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines and demonstrated ability to work either independently or as part of a team; high tolerance of ambiguity and high initiative;
  • Will be required to visit indoor and outdoor jobsites under various weather conditions, wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and perform required workplace assessments;
  • Must be able to work evening, weekends and holidays if needed.



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



As an employer with national 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 CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CP is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").

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