The Cando Spirit

Our employees embody the spirit of Safety, Leadership, Integrity, Ownership, and Innovation.

We know that hiring individuals with a strong fit to our culture is paramount to our success. If you are optimistic and enjoy challenges, being innovative, and developing solutions, and you value ownership in the work you do, then you may have the Cando Spirit.

Our Values

Safe. Customer Obsessed. Trusted Advisor. Innovative. Employee Focused. Community Minded.

Cando has a 40+ year history of seeing opportunity where others see challenges. It is how we were formed. It is in our DNA. The change from Cando Contracting to Cando Rail Services to Cando Rail & Terminals has been a natural evolution of not who we are, but what we can do.
Cando is built on a foundation of customer satisfaction, employee development, innovation, and safety. At Cando our values have always been this simple.

Benefits & Compensation

Cando offers a comprehensive package to employees.

Wages are competitive and reviewed on an annual basis. Four Health & Dental options are available in our benefit pack along with group insurance, LTD, AD&D, an employee assistance program, and global travel benefits.

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

More than a job. Think career. Think ownership.

Cando is an employee-owned company allowing employees to purchase shares on an annual basis. Cando also has a share matching program that recognizes share purchases and years of services.

A CULTURE OF SAFETY

Every job. Everyone. Every day.

Safety is a core value at Cando. The way we think and feel about safety is continuously a part of how we operate each day. Cando’s employees focus on strong communication, being alert and responsive, taking action when something isn’t right, and being accountable.

The Cando Spirit

Our employees embody the spirit of Safety, Leadership, Integrity, Ownership, and Innovation.

We know that hiring individuals with a strong fit to our culture is paramount to our success. If you are optimistic and enjoy challenges, being innovative, and developing solutions, and you value ownership in the work you do, then you may have the Cando Spirit.

Our Values

Safe. Customer Obsessed. Trusted Advisor. Innovative. Employee Focused. Community Minded.

Cando has a 40+ year history of seeing opportunity where others see challenges. It is how we were formed. It is in our DNA. The change from Cando Contracting to Cando Rail Services to Cando Rail & Terminals has been a natural evolution of not who we are, but what we can do.
Cando is built on a foundation of customer satisfaction, employee development, innovation, and safety. At Cando our values have always been this simple.

Benefits & Compensation

Cando offers a comprehensive package to employees.

Wages are competitive and reviewed on an annual basis. Four Health & Dental options are available in our benefit pack along with group insurance, LTD, AD&D, an employee assistance program, and global travel benefits.

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

More than a job. Think career. Think ownership.

Cando is an employee-owned company allowing employees to purchase shares on an annual basis. Cando also has a share matching program that recognizes share purchases and years of services.

A CULTURE OF SAFETY

Every job. Everyone. Every day.

Safety is a core value at Cando. The way we think and feel about safety is continuously a part of how we operate each day. Cando’s employees focus on strong communication, being alert and responsive, taking action when something isn’t right, and being accountable.

Our vast number of sites from coast to coast give you more career options

Cando owns and operates terminals and works as an embedded contractor at its customers’ sites which allows our employees to be home each night.

With more than 40 in-yard operations and 10 terminals & short lines, our network allows you to find sites closest to where you want to be.

CAREERS IN CANDO

Our business is about helping move goods across Canada and the US every day. Choosing a career in rail means joining a team that’s critical to our economy. We believe you can have a career within our company. We like to promote and grow our leaders as we grow as a company. Inspire. Engage. Grow.

  • SWITCH PERSON/CONDUCTOR

    Responsible for rail car switching services on customer sites. These roles can be seen applying handbrakes, securing hoses, throwing switches, and directing rail movements.

  • LOCOMOTIVE OPERATOR/ENGINEER/TRACKMOBILE OPERATOR

    Responsible for the safe operation and movement of our Locomotives and/or Trackmobiles within the customer site. These roles require strong communication skills as they take direction through radio communications.

  • RAILCAR LOADER

    Responsible for providing safe and efficient rail car loading and/or unloading services of various products These roles require attention to processes and knowledge of a variety of goods.

  • RAILCAR REPAIRER

    Responsible for ensuring the railcars used by the customer at the site meet the standards for loading product they perform minor railcar defects and railcar inspections on the rail network. Repairers have welding and mechanical knowledge.

  • TRACKMAN

    Responsible for providing track inspection, maintenance, and clearing services for the railway track for various customer sites. These roles will also be involved in new track builds.

  • TERMINAL OPERATOR

    Responsible for supporting the rail and transload operations, maintenance, and the regulatory compliance for the facility. These roles are multifaceted allowing employees to perform a little bit of everything.

  • LOCOMOTIVE MECHANIC

    Responsible for repairing and servicing various types of locomotives in Cando’s fleet. The work is in field environments and may require travel away from the home for periods of time.

  • OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR

    Responsible for Cando’s day to day and shift by shift operations while ensuring customer commitments are met safely and on time. These roles take on a field level leadership at each of our locations.

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I enjoy working for Cando for the reason of freedom to take time for family matters when needed. It relieves a lot stress when I’m needed at home and don’t have to worry about losing my job.

– JIMMY BOULET

Joining the Cando team has enabled me to work with and learn from amazing people. Being a part of the team and participating in Cando’s accomplishments has been a rewarding experience. This is a place where employees are heard, engaged, and challenged to develop their skills in a supportive environment. Every day is a new and exciting challenge!

– MAXIM DELISLE

I really appreciate the job satisfaction that comes from working for Cando. I feel a part of the team when making changes or suggestions within the company and enjoy seeing the impacts or results that come from our personal involvement. I truly feel my suggestions are valued and my involvement can make a difference.

– JAMES MUTCHER

The candidate journey

Cando Rail & Terminals is looking for people with the Cando Spirit to join our team. Below is our candidate journey to guide and prepare you for the recruitment process.

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1
Application

All our candidates are asked to submit a resume to the position(s) they desire. Job descriptions for each can be found in the Current Openings section of our Careers page.

2
Resume Review

Resumes are reviewed by our hiring manager or recruitment team. We look for experience or similar competencies. Those selected for an interview are contacted by phone.

3
Interviews & Assessment

Interviews/Assessments are booked with our hiring manager and a Cando team member. Our interviewers explain the role and ask some behavioural-based questions.

4
Offer

Top candidates will receive a phone call from the hiring manager or recruitment team regarding the offer. Written offer letters outline the position type, conditions, wage, and benefits.

5
Medical/D&A Testing/Backgrounds

Most of our positions require a railway safety critical medical clearance and/or drug and alcohol testing. Some roles also require background and criminal record checks.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Do I have to submit a resume?

    Yes, please submit your resume to the job that you feel you are best suited. This allows the hiring manager to gain an understanding of your experience and education.

  • Can I email my resume to someone?

    We prefer all our candidates to apply online to the role they desire. This ensures your resume is reviewed by the hiring manager.

  • When should I expect a call back letting me know if I will receive a job offer?

    A response for the outcome of all interviews is typically completed 5-10 days after the interview. The interviewers will advise you of their timeframe during the interview process.

  • If I am not selected, will I be notified?

    Yes, we contact all our candidates who are interviewed.

  • If I am not successful for the position, will you keep my resume on file?

    At times, we do not have enough vacancies to accept all the great candidates. If you are not successful the first time, we encourage you to continue applying.

  • Is medical screening part of the process?

    Yes, the majority of Cando’s rail related positions require clearance for the employee to work in a safety critical position and clear drug and alcohol testing. Cando uses a third party medical provider to assist in the completions of the medicals. All medical information is reviewed by Cando’s Chief Medical Officer.

  • Can I work with Cando if I have a criminal record?

    Some customer sites require employees participate in criminal background checks to access their property. We only do background checks for customers requiring the clearance.

  • Do Cando’s Drug & Alcohol tests screen for marijuana?

    Yes. Cando expects all employees to report and remain fit for duty, free of alcohol and drugs known to cause impairment and/or reduced cognitive function. THC/cannabinoids present during a test will produce a positive result preventing your application from continuing in the selection process.

  • What is the general work schedule?

    Schedules will vary from site to site but, generally speaking, Cando employees work twelve (12) hour shifts with either a 4 on, 4 off schedule or a continental schedule. All employees will rotate through day and night shifts at locations that require 24-hour service.

Job Openings

Position Location Post Date
Locomotive Engineer/Switchperson Hinton, AB July 27, 2022
Railcar Loader/Switchperson/Locomotive Operator Fort Saskatchewan, AB September 16, 2022
Switchperson/Conductor Edmonton, AB September 22, 2022
Locomotive Engineer - Sturgeon Terminal Fort Saskatchewan, AB September 23, 2022
Train Conductor (Railway) - Sturgeon Terminal Fort Saskatchewan, AB September 23, 2022
Boom and Grapple Truck Operator Brandon, MB July 7, 2022
Boom and Grapple Truck Operator Winnipeg, MB July 18, 2022
Equipment Operator - Excavator/Backhoe Brandon, MB July 26, 2022
CEMR - Welder/Fabricator Winnipeg, MB August 29, 2022
Specialized Driver Brandon, MB September 9, 2022
Accounting Analyst Brandon, MB September 13, 2022
Senior Accounting Analyst Winnipeg, MB September 20, 2022
Terminal Operator Dartmouth, NS September 19, 2022
Conductor Vaughan, ON July 26, 2022
Terminal Operator Milton, ON August 4, 2022
Terminal Operator Hamilton, ON August 31, 2022
Rail Operations Assistant Supervisor Vaughan, ON September 6, 2022
Clamp Truck Operator Thunder Bay, ON September 16, 2022
Forklift Operator/Switchperson Milton, ON September 19, 2022
Boom and Grapple Truck Operator Regina, SK July 7, 2022
Labourer/Track Maintainer Esterhazy, SK September 2, 2022
Railcar Repair Mechanic - Casual Colonsay, SK September 6, 2022
Conductor/Switchperson Belle Plaine, SK September 13, 2022
Operations Supervisor Rocanville, SK September 19, 2022
Locomotive Operator/Switchperson Rocanville, SK September 19, 2022
Locomotive Operator/Switchperson Esterhazy, SK September 22, 2022
Equipment Operator Bowling Green, KY July 7, 2022
Switchperson/Conductor Escanaba, MI July 7, 2022
Trackmobile Operator/Switchperson Nekoosa, WI July 7, 2022
Operations Supervisor Rothschild, Wisconsin September 13, 2022