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Specialist Pension Assets


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 Specialist, Pension Assets position is an exciting opportunity to join a small team of dedicated financial professionals. The Pension Asset Team supports CPKC’s board committees and senior management with ongoing oversight and administration of the pension plan’s investment portfolio of approximately $14.7 billion. The role also offers the opportunity to build and maintain strategic relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.



The Specialist position will make significant contributions in some or all of the following areas:

  • Develop investment strategies by performing research, preparing detailed analyses, and creating presentation materials to support recommendations to senior management and board committees
  • Implement approved investment strategies by supporting with manager searches, conducting due diligence on proposed investments, reviewing investment agreements and completing portfolio transitions
  • Monitor investment performance and prepare reporting and analysis for senior leaders and board committees
  • Year-end reporting for company financials and annual pension plan financial statements including providing support to external auditors
  • Assist with managing pension asset operations, including forecasting cash flows and executing transactions such as cash transfers, expense payments, capital calls, and FX transactions
  • Support administration of CPKC’s pension fund assets in compliance with investment policies
  • Support the preparation of internal controls and SOX controls to support a robust control framework
  • Other duties as required



  • Undergraduate degree in commerce, finance, economics, or other relevant field
  • Advanced knowledge of investment concepts and working knowledge of corporate finance, treasury, and accounting
  • 2 to 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Progress towards completion of CFA designation and/or pension industry experience preferred
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, time management, communication, and presentation skills
  • High level of proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint as well as familiarity with financial software products like FactSet and Bloomberg
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Self-motivated individual who can take initiative to drive change and work independently with limited oversight



  • 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: 102824
  • 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: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External






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