Summer Student Emergency Management and Business Continuity

Type: Intern/Co-op
Category: Private
Location: Calgary, AB
Date posted: March 30, 2024
Closing date: April 16, 2024
Position Overview

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.



Reporting to the Manager of Crisis Preparedness and Business Continuity, the Emergency Management and Business Continuity Summer Student will support CPKC’s ability to prepare for and respond to a wide variety of emergency incidents across the CPKC network. This position offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of emergency management, business continuity, and rail transportation.



  • Assist in the management of corporate crisis preparedness and business continuity programs
  • Assist in updating and maintaining corporate crisis preparedness and business continuity plans
  • Support in the planning and execution of training and exercise programs designed to enhance corporate emergency preparedness
  • Assist in the maintenance and readiness of the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and Business Continuity Facilities
  • Actively participate in the EOC and Business Continuity Facilities during periods of activation with 24/7 availability
  • Assist with the development and completion of After-Action Reports and Improvement Plans
  • Contribute to the development and revision of emergency management and business continuity content within SharePoint



  • Recently graduated, returning, or currently enrolled in a diploma or degree program in Emergency Management, Business Continuity, or a related field
  • Ability and enthusiasm for learning new skill sets
  • Possess a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate and build effective working relationships
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Previous experience in emergency management or business continuity will be considered an asset
  • An understanding of weather and natural hazards will be considered an asset.



  • Free parking
  • Onsite gym



As an employer with North American presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check

Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CPKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


  • Req ID: 102544
  • Department: Corporate Risk
  • Job Type: Summer Student
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Compensation Rate:
  • Job Available to: Internal & External