Canada’s railways connect communities. In fact, rail is one of the country’s largest employers and one of its most important industries. Did you know that Canada’s railways employ almost 35,000 people, from coast to coast?

Using state-of-the-art technology, rail is one of the safest and most environmentally friendly modes of transportation, and the industry is growing. At the same time, a large percentage of the railway workforce will soon be of retirement age, so there are more and more exciting job opportunities available. Learn more about Canada’s railways! Watch Video

Many people don’t realize that there are actually 5 types of railway operations in Canada. These include:

  • Freight - Class I Railways
    Companies like Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) that ship cars, minerals, coal, grains, lumber, containers and many other types of freight.
  • Short Line and Regional Railways
    Railways that operate over relatively short distances to support the long haul, high volume lines.
  • Passenger Rail Operations
    Railways that move people from place to place, like Via Rail Canada, that play a major role in moving people from city to city.
  • Commuter Rail Operations
    Railways that help handle the commuter transportation needs within Canada’s larger cities and service 60 million people annually!
  • Tourist Rail Operations
    Serving the tourism industry with adventure, eco-tours, leisure and luxury travel rail options.

Find out more about how you can begin your career in rail today!






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