Canadian Pacific Railroad Case Study

Canadian Pacific Railroad supercharged their veteran hiring by deploying first-party data and social recruitment targeting that produced 25% of all veteran hires!

Kenny Feilen Jr., Carman, Army National Guard



  • Establish Canadian Pacific’s brand across USA and Canada as a top Military Friendly® Employer.
  • Design and execute a full scale social media veteran recruiting campaign.
  • Drive job seeking veterans to Canadian Pacific’s careers page.
  • Increase veteran hires.


  • Leverage VIQTORY’s first-party military audience data, lookalike and personas through an advanced social recruitment targeting campaign.
  • Create cross-platform social and display mobile targeting ads with riveting marketing copy and messaging for optimal results.
  • Leverage VIQTORY’S proprietary military network to include the flagship G.I. Jobs magazine, branded web page social recruitment and targeted email marketing.


  • Canadian Pacific gained 1.25 million impressions across USA and Canada targeting veterans interested in Railroad careers.
  • 9,900 veterans clicked on the recruitment ads to learn more about careers at Canadian Pacific landing on CP’s recruitment funnel.
  • 12-15 new veteran applications a day, a huge uptick during campaign flight.
  • 25% of all veteran hires in 2018 came from VIQTORY’s campaign!


We recognize the invaluable skills and experience that veterans have gained from serving the country. Canadian Pacific offers rewarding careers, competitive pay and benefits, and advancement opportunities that are all great recruiting strategies, but getting the word out to veterans at scale across the USA and Canada in a historically low veteran unemployment economy has been a challenge. That’s where VIQTORY came in to help


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New veteran applications per day during campaign

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Of all veteran hires in 2018 came from campaign


VIQTORY’s rich first-party data set, lookalike social users, lookalike audiences, data overlays, and predictive models built by their in-house data scientists helps their clients reach millions of potentially interested U.S. veterans and military spouses.


VIQTORY developed a refined, but rapid approach to Canadian Pacific’s campaign execution. First, VIQTORY helped Canadian Pacific define who their ideal employee was through an audience discovery call. Numerous military-centric audience segments were considered such as MOS, branch of military, rank, education, location, skill sets, and industry interests.

Once a customized audience was identified, VIQTORY moved to market messaging. VIQTORY’S in-house Campaign team helped Canadian Pacific craft riveting recruitment messaging to establish Canadian Pacific as a top Military Friendly® Employer destination amongst the military community.

Kyle Johnson, Signals and Communications Maintainer, Army National Guard

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