Railway Car Technician

"Railway Car Technician" means a person who inspects, repairs, replaces and reconditions mechanical or structural components and systems of freight cars and passenger coaches. These individuals must have a mechanical aptitude and hands on skills and be able to use many different types of power, pneumatic, and hydraulic tools or equipment. These individuals work for railway companies or rail car repair facilities.

Program Updates:

Until further notice, we are currently not accepting registrations for this program.

The challenge pathway is currently under consultation. An official notification will be sent when it is made available.

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.


If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.