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Specialist, Engineering Labour Relations

  • Req ID: 87248
  • Department: Labour Relations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel:
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 10/29/2021


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 Specialist Engineering Labour Relations will support Engineering with Labour issues, including handling of formal responses to the union(s), guidance on the collective agreement(s), administration of the collective agreement(s), unionized expense auditing, labour research/analysis and preparation of labour related reports.   This position will also support the Bid-Award team and the emergency/urgent call-out process.



  • Assist operations with handling of formal responses to issues raised by the union(s);
  • Provide guidance on the collective agreement(s);
  • Oversee the administration of key provisions collective agreement(s) relating to expenses and position stability;
  • Audit unionized expenses;
  • Conduct labour research/analysis;
  • Prepare labour related reports;
  • Support the unionized job bid-award processes relating to bulletin; preparation/distribution, award processing and notification, maintenance of seniority rosters, layoff notices, recall, etc;
  • Support the emergency/urgent callouts of unionized employees;
  • Establish constructive relationships with union leadership;
  • And other related duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Industrial/Labour Relations, or equivalent;
  • Two years of direct or related experience in Labour Relations, particularly handling of labour issues;
  • Good understanding of the interpretation and application of collective agreements;
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven quantitative/analytical skills, with strong attention to detail;
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively cross functionally, including developing effective and positive relationships from the front line employee to senior management;
  • Demonstrate managerial leadership skills, including Team management skills;
  • Ability to work with established processes and to develop new streamlined processes;
  • Influencing skills with peers and coaching skills with subordinates and other Engineering staff;
  • Ability to exhibit exceptional patience, balance with strong, proactive approach to get things done and continuous improvement of CP core principles;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel);
  • Familiar with SAP systems.



  • 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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