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THE L&D ADVOCATE
Vice president of human resources
Canadian National Railway
Montreal-based Canadian National Railway, the largest railroad network in Canada, is poised to grow even larger. Currently employing more than 16,500 full-time railroaders in Canada, the company has once again been named a Top 100 Employer in Canada.
One of the organization’s exemplary features is its cutting-edge L&D framework, which includes paid training at state-of-the-art facilities in Winnipeg. There, workers receive instruction through innovative tools like Smart Boards and iPads, as well as hands-on training through simulators and mock practice routines.
Other benefits include a shared purchase plan, robust fundraising programs and comprehensive management coaching. As a result of CNR’s successful investment in its workforce, the company plans to add 3,000 new employees in 2015.