Canadian National Railway Qualified Train Conductor

$10k SIGNING BONUS Jasper, Alberta Job Posting
Canadian National Railway

Jasper, AB

CN Rail is offering a generous Relocation Incentive Package & Signing Bonus to Qualified Conductors that agree to work and remain in one of the below location for a minimum of three years:

BC - Kamloops, Fort St. John, or Chetwynd
AB - Jasper, Grande Cache, McLennan, High Level, or Lac La Biche
**Current and previous CN employees are not eligible to receive the signing bonus)

Employees hired from another railroad company that are deemed to be Qualified Conductors will have to be assessed to evaluate their qualifications as per CN standards. Once the assessment process is complete and the conductor’s qualifications have been confirmed, the following provisions will apply:

Upon successful completion of CN familiarization requirements and any additional mandatory training (e.g. belt pack), the newly hired employee will receive a lump sum, non-pensionable signing bonus of $10,000. The new employee will also be entitled to relocation assistance including up to 90 days accommodation, and special lump sums for every year that permanent clearance is maintained at the assigned location for three years.

Familiarization occurs after 7 weeks in Winnipeg (paid training/hourly rate)

Must have worked for a class 1 Railroad within the past year

Have a minimum of 1 year work experience

Have completed 10+shifts/trips as a Qualified Conductor

Must not be laid off/proof of resignation required
In the event an employee resigns from their position at CN prior to the end of 1095 working days from the date the commences working at the new location, the employee could be subject to repayment of monies paid through this agreement.


The statements in this section are essential job functions that an employee must be able to perform with or without accommodations in order to achieve the objectives of the Conductor job.

Ensuring compliance with all train orders, signals, railroad rules and regulations related to safety and operations
Providing and receiving various forms of oral and printed instructions concerning the movement and placement of rail cars
Assembling/dismantling trains in the rail yard, and picking up/setting off rail cars en-route
Observing, interpreting, and relaying signals to ensure safe train and locomotive movement
Operating track switches to change locomotive and rail car routes
Inspecting the condition of a train and equipment
Making effective decisions when in unfamiliar locations or emergency situations
Communicating effectively with the Rail Traffic Control centre, other train crews and other departments on a regular basis via handheld radio

Employees hired from another railroad company that are deemed to be qualified conductors will have to be assessed to evaluate their qualifications as per CN standards. Training / Familiarization will be required as per assessment of qualifications.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Working a flexible schedule with regular and predictable attendance, in line with the 24/7 railroading environment (includes night, weekend, holiday work hours, some overtime, and being away from home for extended periods of time)
Pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying up to 90 pounds
Working outdoors in varying weather and environmental conditions
Operating various devices on rail cars and locomotives, such as uncoupling levers and handbrakes
Climbing on and off ladders of moving rail cars
Grasping and holding objects while riding the side of a train
Walking for frequent extended periods
Bending, stooping, squatting, and kneeling frequently
Meeting medical fitness requirements for the position, including those established by the Railway Association of Canada, such as the ability to recognize and distinguish between the colors of signals
Other Requirements

Writing and passing safety and rules exams. (Note: As per collective agreement, subsequent mandatory Locomotive Engineer qualification to retain seniority/employment.)
High school diploma or GED
Obtaining and maintaining Conductors Rule Card
Possessing and maintaining a passport allowing entry/re-entry to the Canada and the United States (in certain specific locations)
Proficiency in both oral and written communications

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