Railway Training

Information Sessions

Recommended Training

  • RAIL 1001 - Railway and Rail Yard Employment Skills part-time course
    This course provides you with the knowledge and practical skills required for employment within the many industrial railway, short line and railway supplier environments.

  • RAIL 1010 - Canadian Rail Operating Rules Certification part-time course
    This course is designed for those who are working in the railway industry in entry level positions, and for graduates of RAIL 1001. The course will provide the full Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) that governs federally regulated railway operations in Canada (focusing on their impact on Canadian railways), and will also include record keeping and Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) for Railway.

  • Railway Conductor | BCIT/Industry Partnership Certificate full-time program is under review and not available at this time.
    • Has over 600 graduates to date.

BCIT has been delivering education in the railway sector for over 15 years. We are one of the three colleges in Canada that offers this type of training, however we are the only college that has a certified industrial railway (BC) with the Minister’s operating certificate.

Key features of our facility include:

Industry Training

BCIT can create custom courses designed to meet your operational needs.

Training can be delivered on your site, or at our yard on Annacis Island. Examples of our industry services include site risk assessments, SMS and GOI creation, modification, recommendations for changes to the latest regulations, refresher training for recertification in CROR, signals, TDG, air brakes, and a variety of other courses. Theoretical reviews, practical training and proficiency assessments can be delivered. Railway Association of Canada learning guides are provided in many of the courses as reference material for students to keep.

If you wish to receive a full listing of options and available training, please contact us.

Part-time Courses

In addition to the following part-time courses, customized part-time courses may be arranged.