Business opportunities

VIA Rail Canada continues to provide the best possible passenger service while controlling costs and constantly improving operating results.

VIA Rail is continuously exploring new opportunities with a diverse range of suppliers that will enable us to create a sustainable competitive advantage while expanding our presence in the marketplace.

As a national corporation, VIA Rail purchases goods and services from across the country and around the world. We post our Tender Documents on MERX, the electronic tendering service used by the Government of Canada, participating provincial and municipal governments as well as the private sector.

Please visit www.merx.com/viarail This link opens in a new tab to view all our current opportunities.

 
 

What we buy

Goods and Services such as :
  • Rolling stock components, tools and equipment for the maintenance and repair of rolling stock such as passenger railcars and locomotives
  • Prepared meals, snacks, spirits, beverages and other products for delivery of on-board services to our passengers
  • Office supplies and equipment such as photocopiers, faxes, printers, pens, paper
  • Computer equipment and supplies such as PC’s, laptops, PDA’s
  • Telecommunications equipment such as cellular phones, satellite receivers, wireless networking equipment
  • Information technology services and applications
  • Uniforms and linens
  • Maintenance and repair services
  • Cleaning products and environmental services
  • Snow removal and janitorial services
  • Professional, administrative and management support services
  • Marketing research services
  • Printing services, graphic arts, multimedia
  • Transportation and taxi services
  • Crew accommodations

If you would like to become a potential supplier to VIA Rail Canada Inc., please fill out our

 

Registration Form

Lease of space

Are you interested in accessing VIA's unused commercial space or maintenance facilities for activities other than passenger rail services?

Lease and use of VIA's real estate is possible only when it does not hinder primary core business activities.

If you wish to make an offer or get the full terms and conditions of access, please contact one of the following resource personnel:

Joanne Paluchu
514 871-6080
Joanne_Paluch@viarail.ca

Policies and guidelines

The following is a list of VIA Rail Canada policies and guidelines:

VIA Rail Canada Contractors Safety Guidelines PDF 735 KbThis link opens in a new tab

Procedure for Managing Visitors at VIA Rail Facilities PDF 216 KbThis link opens in a new tab

APPENDIX A – Health Check and Authorization Form for Visitors DOC 66 KbThis link opens in a new tab

APPENDIX B – Communication to persons responsible at VIA Rail for relationship with the visitor PDF 70 KbThis link opens in a new tab

Procedure on wearing personal protective equipment in the event of a pandemic PDF 283 KbThis link opens in a new tab

APPENDIX A – Working instruction on the use of the disposable mask PDF 239 KbThis link opens in a new tab

APPENDIX B – WWorking instruction on the use of the washable mask PDF 285 KbThis link opens in a new tab

APPENDIX C – Instruction on the use of the disposable mask for passengers PDF 266 KbThis link opens in a new tab

APPENDIX D – Personal Protective Equipment Reference Table PDF 163 KbThis link opens in a new tab

APPENDIX E – Poster: Wearing a Mask PDF 140 KbThis link opens in a new tab

APPENDIX F – Putting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)PDF 1359 KbThis link opens in a new tab

Procedure for Employee Self-Screening PDF 458 KbThis link opens in a new tab

Physical Distancing Guidelines PDF 434 KbThis link opens in a new tab

Hygiene and Sanitary Measures GuidelinesPDF 288 KbThis link opens in a new tab

APPENDIX B – Employee Return to Work Checklist PDF 83 KbThis link opens in a new tab

Procedure for Employee Exposure or Transmission during Pandemic PDF 373 KbThis link opens in a new tab

APPENDIX A – Sample Interview Questionnaire PDF 142 KbThis link opens in a new tab

APPENDIX B – Sample Interview Grid PDF 102 KbThis link opens in a new tab

APPENDIX C – Consent to Disclosure of Infection Status of an Infected Employee PDF 180 KbThis link opens in a new tab

Environmental Guidelines PDF 58 KbThis link opens in a new tab

Alcohol and Drug Policy PDF 36 KbThis link opens in a new tab
NOTE: An appendix will be added to the policy to take into account the specificities applicable to contractors.

Alcohol and Drug Policy implementation procedures PDF 68 KbThis link opens in a new tab
NOTE: An appendix will be added to the policy to take into account the specificities applicable to contractors.

Gift Policy PDF 214 KbThis link opens in a new tab

Program for the Safe Usage of Electronic Devices PDF 105 KbThis link opens in a new tab

Code of Ethics PDF 829 KbThis link opens in a new tab

Hot work permit PDF 55 KbThis link opens in a new tab

Red Tag Permit PDF 136 KbThis link opens in a new tab

Health and Safety at Work and Environment policy (Bilingual)PDF 405 KbThis link opens in a new tab