In Charge Supervisor (Former Employee) – Union Station – 2 March 2016
VIA Rail is a good place to work if you are young and unattached. Shift work and bilingualism could be a deterrent for many, but if you enjoy working with the public and you truly have a caring personality you should apply.
Senior Service Attendant (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 9 November 2015
Working on a passenger train may not be for everyone, but I absolutely loved it, although it was sometimes hard to be away from family/friends up to a week at a time. I've overcome a big fear of mine, and that is to be in charge of someone's safety. I have learnt many responsibilities and duties to ensure my passengers' safety and well-being while being on the train. The hardest part about this job was that it was 17 hours long, and no matter what mood you were in, you had to stay positive and put a smile on your face. I've learnt that not everyone can be pleased, not matter how much effort you put in. The most enjoyable part of this job was seeing the country from the west-coast, to the east-coast, and spending layovers with co-workers that were like family.
I love my job, but have no chance to work with the recent cut backs.
Senior Service Attendant (Current Employee) – Moncton, NB – 23 March 2014
I serve on the Ocean between Moncton and Halifax, I have an 18 + hour shift that includes serving customers from the in the dinning car, suggesting wine or beer pairings, helping passengers with their luggage, sleeping and seating arrangements. I patrol the train at night while the crew sleeps then report back to the dinning room for breakfast service.
Meeting people visiting from around the world, and making sure that they have a great experience in Canada.
Rewarding customer service job with fantastic travel opportunities.
Senior Service Attendant On-Train Services (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 22 May 2013
A mentally challenging job with 18 hour work days, and very specific transport Canada guidelines to adhere to, however very rewarding direct impact on guest experiences. Perfect opportunity to travel the country and learn a very strong sense of independence and responsibility.
Assistant Service Coordinator (Current Employee) – Winnipeg,Manitoba – 2 December 2012
A typical day at Via Rail would have to be expect the unexpected. All of our clients are very different and possess different needs. I've learned to be patient and calm in any situation. Always do what is expected from our peers. The employees at Via Rail are very professional and courteous to all clients and employees. The most difficult thing about the job is leaving my wife and children for an extended amount of days. Also, the hard part is putting in nearly 20 hour days. It is so rewarding to see the smile on our clients faces. It's at that time you know you've exceeded their expectations....
traveling, meeting people from all corners of the world, days off
being away from family/functions ie: birthdays christmas etc...
technicien de voiture ferroviere (Current Employee) – montréal – 23 August 2016
une journée de travaille n'est pas routinier,comme je travailler sur les inspections de voitures passager RENAISSANCE,les réparations differe selon les bris et le travaille est effectué selon les procédures de travaille.Une journée de travaille peut consister a réparé le systeme de frein ou bien détruquer une voiture pour changer les air-bag qui fuit,ou bien changer un cupler ,ect .Je travaille fréquemment en équipe avec les apprentits qui aprennent le métier de technicien de voiture ferroviere