Do not take this job if you want a Trade
Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice / DEM (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – July 15, 2015
Regardless of their recruitment you will not get a Red Seal Trade.
I came in with a Blue book and a lot of hours, and when i pushed for school after being promised it during my interview they refused. Even though they had signed my blue book.
Their DEM program is limited to a select few provinces and not in Alberta (where I reside). DEM is not recognized here at all and never will be.
The guys in the shop are awesome save for a select few white hats, But the upper management is horrible.
Yes they provide tools, but good luck getting them.
The Union is useless, good luck getting anywhere with them. Example; Their safety reps have never taken a safety course nor do they know about contacting OHS in the event of problems from management. Their Trades and Apprenticeship reps do not hold tickets nor have they ever picked up a phone to contact the Apprenticeship Board. Its just bad.
But again the people there are awesome to work with.
Great experience though besides the aforementioned, but CN is a very pale shadow compared to its former glory, now that it is for all intensive purposes an American company now.