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PPS/Labourer - Intermodal - Vaughan

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

Pursuant to the Government of Canada's mandate that all federally-regulated employers require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, CP requires all prospective employees to confirm their vaccination status, as part of the hiring process and as a condition of continued employment.


  • Req ID: 94304
  • Department: Market Strategy & Asset Management
  • Job Type: Seasonal
  • Position Type: Union
  • Location: Vaughan, Ontario
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 25
  • Job Grade:
  • Compensation Rate: 25.83 per hour
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 06/30/2022




As a CP Intermodal Employee, you will perform shunt and/or utility/ground person, top-lift operator, PPS general cleaning/labourer duties with reasonable care throughout the terminal.  Based on your qualifications and seniority, work will be identified by the Supervisor Operations  (SO).  This role requires working shift work, irregular schedules, weekends and some holidays. 



  • Duties assigned may be working as a Top lift operator, ground person/utility, shunter or PPS as assigned;
  • Shunting containers/chassis to and from railway flat cars and within the Terminal in support of efficient train operations;
  • Shunting containers/chassis to and from locations within the Terminal in support operations and equipment maintenance (including & not limited to: shunting of bad order units that require repair, units in Perishable Protective Service (“PPS” units) that require inspection or fuel, dirty units that require cleaning, and units in support of repositioning, etc. (non-exclusive));
  • Shunting shipments to and from co-located customers, adjacent to each Terminal location (non-exclusive);
  • Perform inspections (i.e., adequate circle-checks) prior to the handling of container and chassis equipment;
  • With any movement within the Terminal or at adjacent customer locations, the chassis locking pins are to be locked and/or unlocked in accordance with CP processes and/or policy;
  • Top-Lift operator for loading and unloading containers to or from chassis; to or from railcar, to or from ground, and service drivers that require containers to be taken off or placed onto railcars/ground;
  • Utility/Ground person work required to unlock & lock IBC’s (Inner box connectors), which connects the container on the railcar to enable to Top-Lifts to unload or load;
  • Setting of Marine and double stack cars to accommodate different size containers;
  • Perishable Protective Service (PPS) reefer/heater/fueling/electric set & inspection work;
  • Complete work order from OASIS or as per instructions from Supervisor Operations (SO);
  • Perform other related duties as specified by the SO.
  • N.B.  This is a safety-sensitive position within an environment of heavy equipment and constant traffic flow.




  • High School Diploma or Ged Equivalent;
  • Must possess a valid class 5 or better driver license in good standing; 
  • 5+ years of direct work experience as mechanic/technician/shunter is an asset;
  • Demonstrate advanced reading and writing skills;
  • Ability to follow instruction.




  • 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.


Medical Requirements:
Operating safely is a core foundation of CP. 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. CP’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.


Background Investigation:

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

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Education verification


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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