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Spare Driver - Car Compound

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.



As a Driver - Car Compound there are three main functions you will perform to support the St. Luc Auto Compound, as well as other related duties as required.



  • Ensure all work cards are identified to driver number
  • Conduct visual inspection of assigned vehicle and ensure the vehicle is properly stocked for the days work
  • Load and unload railcars on designated tracks, and within designated parking zones
  • Pick up team members and continue to unload railcars on the track until all railcars are empty
  • Maintain work instruction generated by Supervisor
  • Work in accordance with team members to opens railcar doors and install bridge-plates between railcars
  • Unchain bi-level and tri-level railcars on the track
  • Other related duties as required



  • Must possess a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must posses a Class 5 drivers license
  • Must possess advanced reading and writing skills, including the ability to follow more advanced written instruction and/or training in skills such as driving
  • Must be bilingual (French & English)
  • Must have precise use of hands and hand-eye coordination



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • 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.


Medical Requirements:
Operating safely is a core foundation of CPKC. Our commitment is to protect our people, customers, communities in which we operate, the environment and our assets. We are also committed to a healthy and safe workplace. CPKC’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Procedures (“Policy and Procedures”) support these commitments.   All new hires for a safety sensitive. position will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol, and drug audit assessment. Pre-employment qualification drug test(s) are also required. This includes candidates participating in the Trainee Program who will also be required to pass a drug test during the training process before receiving final qualification for the position.


Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check
  • Education verification


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: 100723
  • Department: Market Strategy & Asset Management
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 6
  • Compensation Rate: $26.757 per hour
  • Job Available to: Internal & External





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