Railway Conductor


Confederation College Recognition of Achievement Certificate

Area Of Interest

Skilled Trades


12 weeks

Program Code



Thunder Bay


Hop on board the Railway Conductor (Train Conductor) program at Confederation College and embark on an exciting journey towards a career in the dynamic railway industry. In just 12 weeks, this intensive program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and 36 hours of hands-on experience needed to thrive as railway conductors in road or yard service train crews across North America.

Key Program Highlights:

  1. Industry-Relevant Curriculum: Our program follows the standards and practices set by the Railway Association of Canada (RAC), ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to meet the demands of the job market.

  2. Hands-On Training: Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into real-world scenarios with 36 hours of practical training on locomotives. Under the guidance of experienced instructors with over 50 years of combined conductor/engineer and training experience, students gain invaluable hands-on experience in an active rail yard.

  3. Regional Exposure: Explore the unique demographics and industry needs of northwestern Ontario, a region with its own distinct challenges and opportunities in the railway sector.

Tuition Fees and Dates:

  • Competitive Pricing: Take advantage of our competitive tuition rate of $12,000 + HST, made possible through our collaboration with industry partners. A $500 deposit is required.
  • Start Date: Mark your calendars for May 13, 2024, as we kick off the next cohort of aspiring railway conductors.

Audience-Specific Information:

  • Prospective Students: Are you ready to start your career in railroading? Learn more about our program details, curriculum, and application process to get started on your journey.
  • Parents/Guardians: Discover how Confederation College ensures the success and well-being of our students through quality education, support services, and industry partnerships.
  • Industry Professionals: Partner with us to access skilled and qualified talent for your organization's needs and contribute to the growth and development of the railway industry.
  • Community Stakeholders: Join us in supporting regional economic development and job creation by collaborating with us to address workforce needs and opportunities.
  • Alumni: Stay connected with us and explore ongoing professional development opportunities, networking events, and support services to advance in your career.

Join Us Today:

Don't miss this opportunity to hop on board and steer your career in the right direction. Join us at Confederation College and let's set your career in motion today!

Employment Opportunities

Estimated Annual Income

Based on industry standards and current market trends, Railway Conductors in Canada can expect to earn an average annual income $80,000 CAD. Actual income may vary depending on factors such as location, level of experience, and employer.

Railway Conductor Roles:

Graduates of the Railway Conductor program at Confederation College are highly sought after for Railway Conductor positions within the railway industry. With a growing demand for skilled professionals, our graduates are well-prepared to secure Railway Conductor jobs immediately upon program completion. Railway Conductors are essential for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of trains, managing tasks such as train scheduling, car switching, and adherence to safety regulations.

Potential Career Paths:

Beyond Railway Conductor roles, graduates of our program have access to various positions within the railway industry. These may include Yard Conductor, Safety Inspector, Compliance Coordinator, Operations Manager, Train Dispatcher, and Customer Service Representative roles. This diverse range of opportunities provides avenues for career advancement and growth within the railway transportation sector.

Key Qualities for Success:

Success in the railway industry demands strong attention to detail, effective communication skills, the ability to perform under pressure, physical stamina, and a commitment to continuous learning. Graduates of our program possess these key qualities, making them valuable assets to employers in the railway industry.

Industry Readiness:

Our program ensures graduates are equipped to meet the demands of the railway industry. Through hands-on training and in-class instruction, students gain practical experience and essential knowledge for employment in railway operations. With a blend of classroom instruction, field training, and networking opportunities, our graduates enter the workforce fully prepared to excel as Railway Conductors and beyond.

Join Us Today:

Embark on an exciting career journey in the railway industry with Confederation College's Railway Conductor program. Gain the expertise, connections, and confidence needed to thrive in this dynamic field. Apply now and take the first step toward a successful career as a Railway Conductor.

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Jordy Mallek

Program Coordinator
(807) 473-3723

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