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CN Committed to being Top Employer for Indigenous Talent

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Landon Morrison

Supervisor, Mechanical Car Shop

Sarah Favel

Senior Manager, Sustainability

CN continually works to be an employer of choice, looking at initiatives and programs to ensure Indigenous talent is growing at CN.

For over 100 years, CN has connected communities across Canada and the U.S., moving the economy and enabling trade. From the generations of railroading families who have built its legacy to new employees who make up the fabric of a diverse, innovative, and evolving workforce, CN’s people are key to building the company’s sustainable and successful future.

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An employer of choice

Delivering Responsibly is at the heart of how CN is building for a sustainable future. It means moving their customer’s goods safely and efficiently, being environmentally responsible, attracting and developing the best railroaders, helping build safer, stronger communities, while adhering to the highest governance standards. CN is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment —  ensuring every employee is welcomed for their contribution and uniqueness — innovation, and talent development.  CN provides industry-leading compensation, health, and benefits. 

This makes the Company an employer of choice for a diverse range of team members, including Indigenous talent. “Some of the key factors that contribute to making CN a great place to work include career development, challenging and rewarding work, safety and well-being, competitive compensation and benefits, and diversity and inclusion,” says Landon Morrison, Supervisor of Mechanical Car Shop, Prince George, who has been with CN for 12 years and is a member of Liard River First Nation. “CN also has programs and initiatives aimed at increasing Indigenous representation within its workforce, including targeted recruitment strategies, partnerships with Indigenous organizations, and training and development opportunities.”

Walking the talk

Sarah Favel, Senior Manager of Sustainability at CN, is just two months into her employment at the Company but echoes Morrison’s sentiments. As a Status First Nation from Poundmaker Cree Nation, she appreciates that the team at CN walks the talk.

“What’s clear when working at CN is that the company is committed to trying to understand its role in reconciliation and how it can best support Indigenous communities across its network,” says Favel. “When you have a diverse background, you want to work somewhere where you can see people living the values and that’s something CN has done a great job at — taking the values off the wall and putting them into practice.”

CN is currently hiring for a variety of roles, including in operations, IT, and corporate functions. It also offers rewarding internship roles, which are open to full-time students majoring in applicable fields who have completed at least one year in their program of choice.

At CN, you’ll find a dynamic, innovative, and diverse work environment where you can feel supported, grow to your full potential, and be recognized for your contribution. 

To learn more, visit cn.ca/careers.

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