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Leadership Management Trainee - Operations (LMT-O) - System US

  • Req ID: 98164
  • Department: Operations Southern Division
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: System U.S.
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 80-90%
  • Job Grade: 5
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: November 14, 2022


Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides 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. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit


If you are looking for a challenging career in a fast paced work environment, the Canadian Pacific (CP) Leadership Management Trainee Program may be a great next step for you and your career.


We are looking for highly motivated individuals willing to learn and develop their leadership skills who will lead and develop a highly effective Operations team. 


This is a front-line leadership role at CP; aligned with CP’s foundations, values, company goals and vision. The successful Leadership Management Trainee will lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments, drive continuous improvement and balance the operational requirements with team and employee development


We encourage applications from candidates located anywhere in the U.S. as you must have the ability to relocate within the CP network to start. CP's network in the U.S. covers ND, MN, WI, IL, IA, IN, MO, NY and ME.



This intensive 6 month training program begins with a one week introduction to CP where the Leadership Management Trainees will receive an in-depth company overview.  They will then complete an 11 week Manager Conductor Training course, which is physical in nature and requires the ability to walk on uneven ground, bend, lift, and pull heavy objects (up to 100 lbs.) as well as work outdoors in all types of weather, and a 10 week manager specific training program.  Throughout their training, the Leadership Management Trainee will be given theoretical railway knowledge, practical hands on experiences, a sound understanding of CP best practices, and CP’s leadership training. This training is specifically designed to give a new employee the skills and tools necessary to succeed in their new roles as front line leaders.  



  • Develop leadership skills to engage employees as a manager of Train & Engine Operating employees;
  • Available to participate and successfully complete a 6 month training program in which all course material must be completed on time;
  • Attend training at multiple CP locations which will require you to be away from home;
  • Must complete and pass train conductor certification and be able to participate in the Management Conductor Program. Failure to pass the conductor certification will result in removal from the program;
  • Will work in all weather conditions;
  • Quickly learn, retain and use railroad operating systems, applications and local operating plans to assign and manage workload;
  • Be a safety leader through active observations, discussions about rule compliance and by implementing preventative measures through staff engagement;
  • Effectively communicate with respect and professionalism to all internal and external customers;
  • Have a sense of urgency, prioritize work and make decisions aligned with CP’s Values of Accountability, Diversity and Pride as well as the 5 Foundations, which are Operate Safely, Develop People, Control Costs, Optimize Assets and Provide Service;
  • Able to build trust and credibility through relationships of a team in new work environments;
  • Demonstrate development of Train & Engine operating capabilities for further career advancement;
  • Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner;
  • Recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations;
  • Other duties as assigned. 



  • Must have the ability to relocate within the CP network;
  • Must have a High School/General Equivalency Diploma;
  • Completion of post-secondary education or equivalent experience is preferred;
  • Previous supervisory experience in heavy industry (transportation, logistics, supply chain management, military, airlines, mining, manufacturing, etc.) preferred;
  • The successful candidate will:
    • Drive for Results
    • Lead others
    • Lead thought
    • Lead by example
    • Act with integrity
  • This is a shift work position and you must have the ability to work all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays;
  • Proven interpersonal skills and motivation to lead others is required;
  • Must possess a valid American (or Canadian) Driver’s License;
  • Ability to travel for extended periods of time (especially during training);
  • Must have the ability to problem solve;
  • Proven time management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer-Funded Retirement Plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program 
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program




RELOCATION WILL MOST LIKELY BE REQUIRED for final placement in a managerial position for the successful management trainee. The candidate can be relocated to any location across the CP system.  As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Medical Requirements:

CP is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a safety critical position; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol and drug audit assessments. A qualification drug test is also required.


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/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 




Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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