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Leadership Management Trainee - Operations (LMT-O) - System Wide - Canada

  • Req ID: 81544
  • Department: Operations Eastern Division
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: All CP Locations Across Canada
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 30-40%
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 03/31/2021 


**Positions are available at locations across Canada**


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


You must have the ability to relocate within the CP network to start.



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, bending, lifting and pulling heavy objects (up to 100lbs) as well as working outdoors in all weather conditions, and a 10 week manager specific training program.  Throughout their training, the Leadership Management Trainee will be given theoretical railway knowledge, practical hands on experience, and obtain a sound understanding of CP’s best practices. 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;
  • 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 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;
  • Bilingual French/English would be considered an asset.



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Competitive company pension plan
  • Graduation Bonus
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy 


Program Location:

The majority of training will take place in Calgary, however some on the job training will be required in the field within various provinces throughout CP's network.    



Future relocation may be required at time of final placement in a front line managerial position for the successful management trainee.  You can be relocated to any location across the CP network.


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 critical 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:   

  • Driver’s License Verification


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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