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HR Business Partner


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.



CPKC Human Resources is currently looking for an HR Business Partner. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, your primary responsibility will be to act as a strategic thinking partner in key areas in our organization, aligning organizational and people priorities with organizational objectives. The successful candidate will be able to provide expert advice to the business on HR matters and add value to the organization through presentation and implementation of solutions, programs, and approaches.



  • Builds trust to foster effective relationships with executive and senior leadership to influence and achieve business results
  • Work collaboratively with CPKC’s business groups and HR counterparts to ensure HR solutions address business challenges and generate value for our organization
  • Responsible for strategic planning, relationship management, organizational design, succession planning, leadership and employee development and performance management
  • Facilitate and demonstrate leadership toward a respective and inclusive culture
  • Utilize workforce planning analytics to optimize human capital, understand trends and future demographics to position and build existing and future workforce, identify talent gaps, propose and implement change to mitigate risks
  • Analyze situations and anticipate problems to proactively offer solutions and positively influence the business
  • Act as a change champion, willing and able to initiate and sustain change within the organization
  • Assist international employees with expatriate assignments and HR-related matters; lead the immigration process to ensure compliance
  • Provide expertise and knowledge of HR policies, programs, and best-in-class practices for practical use and implementation within the business
  • Conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations to manage and resolve complex employee relations issues
  • Lead the facilitation of appropriate HR solutions for best-in-class employee experience
  • Support employees with accommodations and return to work
  • Ensure accountability of self and others, foster a workplace of collaboration and respect, provide exceptional service to customers, be results-oriented, never sacrificing safety, challenge the status quo, strive for excellence, and take responsibility for actions
  • Adopt a coach-like approach to facilitate workforce planning and talent development discussions
  • Displays emotional intelligence, demonstrates self-awareness, remains calm under pressure and is confident and assertive



  • Post-secondary degree in a related discipline, HR or Business equivalent
  • 5 to 10 years experience in an HR Strategist role
  • CPHR/SHRM designation; an asset
  • Experience and ability to work with Senior Leadership levels in the organization
  • Highly skilled and knowledgeable in applying HR policies and practices in a pragmatic and effective manner
  • Knowledge of Canada Labor Code, legislation, US Employment at Will, HR trends
  • Knowledge of union collective bargaining agreements and negotiation process; an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suiting including Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Effective communicator, superior facilitator, strong collaborator
  • Solutions-oriented, future-focused (strategic), innovative, curious, agile and adaptive, analytical



  • 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: 102897
  • 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: 3
  • Job Available to: Internal & External







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