If you are a Guidance or Career Counsellor, or a parent trying to help a young person explore career choices, you’ll find all the tools you need to introduce them to a wealth of career options and opportunities at www.careerontrack.ca.
Rail is one of the fastest growing industries with career opportunities in many different areas dedicated to managing, running and supporting the railway. Rail careers are extremely rewarding, but they also require commitment and hard work as many are not ‘9 to 5’ jobs. Click here to learn more about what a career in rail is really like – you’ll find examples of a “day in the life”, video clips and more.
Students can enter the industry right out of high school and receive on the job training by applying for entry-level positions directly with the railway companies.
Others might be interested in selecting a pre-employment training program. There are several colleges across Canada that, in partnership with the Railway Association of Canada (RAC), provide students with a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on practical experience that give them the skills and knowledge they need to build successful railway careers. There are also several bursaries young woman can apply for to help them get their careers on track!
The industry also offers several options for students interested in entering skilled trades or apprenticeship programs.
Safety and Public Awareness
Through this period of growth, Rail has developed a reputation as one of the safest industries to work in. Canada’s railways are the safest in North America. State-of-the-art technology has also been a huge factor in making rail one of the safest and environmentally friendly modes of transportation. Click here to learn how technology is driving the railway industry in Canada!
Canada’s Railways are committed to promoting public safety, offering awareness programs like Operation Lifesaver and the new driver-training website Train to Drive as we strive to reduce the number of railway incidents.
Stay on top of the latest railway news with Signal, the RAC’s quarterly e-newsletter. It provides up-to-date industry information, job postings, career fairs and much more.
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