CANARAIL (now SYSTRA Canada) Receives its ISO 9001:2015 Certification
19 January 2017

CANARAIL (now SYSTRA Canada) Receives its ISO 9001:2015 Certification

CANARAIL Receives its ISO 9001:2015 Certification, Reaffirming its Commitment to Providing its Clients with High-Quality Services.

Mr. Miguel Valero, CANARAIL’s President and CEO, is proud to announce that the Bureau de la Normalisation du Québec has awarded CANARAIL the Quality Management Certificate in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 Standards.

This certification, a result of much hard work, is proof of CANARAIL’s commitment to a modern and efficient management approach. The expectations and needs of CANARAIL’s clients, employees, and partners are, more than ever, at the very core of the services it provides.

CANARAIL’s decision to adhere to the ISO 9001 (2015) Quality Management System when executing activities and providing services is motivated by several factors:

  • The ambition to optimize its organization and increase its efficiency with regards to meeting client expectations;
  • The desire to ensure it has the proper tools to implement a continuous improvement methodology;
  • The importance of fostering its employees’ individual talents and skills.

By focusing on the collective performance and results, CANARAIL’s Quality Management System places the Client at the heart of its day-to-day activities. This certification strengthens CANARAIL’s commitment to offering high-quality service and technique, whether providing engineering or project management services.

Mr. Miguel Valero stated that: “By earning this certification, CANARAIL reaffirms its commitment to continuous improvement and quality performance; at the core of this ambition: being its clients’ trusted railway partner.”


Founded in 1991, CANARAIL is a Quebec-based company which offers consulting, engineering, and project management services, specialized in the mining, freight, and urban rail transportation industry. CANARAIL is renowned for its expertise in feasibility studies, consulting, equipment upgrading, detailed design, and construction supervision of large-scale projects across all aspects of a railway project: infrastructure, rolling stock, systems, operations, etc. Over the past 20 years, CANARAIL has successfully delivered more than 800 projects across the world including areas such as Canada, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, North America, Australia, Europe and South America. CANARAIL employs over 100 people and its head office is located in Montreal.

Our Accomplishments:

  • Canada: Feasibility study for a third multi-user rail link as part of the Plan Nord;
  • Saudi Arabia: Feasibility study, engineering, and construction supervision of a new 2,400-km rail link – North South Railway;
  • Canada: Refurbishment of the GoldLeaf passenger cars for the Rocky Mountaineer tourist train;
  • Afghanistan: Feasibility study for a new 600-km rail link in northern Afghanistan;
  • East Africa: Feasibility study to improve railway accessibility for Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania;
  • Bangladesh: Feasibility study of seven projects to improve Trans-Asian rail connectivity.
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