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50 years of global infrastructure leadership

CPCS is a management consulting firm specializing in infrastructure. 

We solve tough infrastructure challenges specific to transport, power and public-private partnerships. We do it by providing end-to-end management consulting services, including analytical, technical, legal, regulatory as well as economics, policy, finance and governance. 

Discover our core beliefs

Our work looks like this:

Our clients: 

  • Governments
  • International organizations such as the World Bank
  • Investors
  • Infrastructure owners and operators
  • Industry associations and advocacy organizations

CPCS merged with global transport advisor First Class Partnerships in 2020.

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Big purpose

In a world of new technologies, climate change and rapidly growing cities, making the right decisions for our infrastructure is more important than ever. This means doing business in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible

Think about how our daily lives depend on airports, bridges, ports, roads, railroads, public transit as well as power generation facilities and related transmission and distribution structures. 

The key lies in strong institutions and the right policies and frameworks in place. Only then can countries, cities and communities thrive.

In other words, CPCS provides solutions for growing economies. We don’t view projects as contracts; they’re opportunities to solve problems

The CPCS Way

Employee-owned company proudly headquartered in Canada

Bringing depth to complex projects
We don’t try to be
all things to all people

Punching above
our weight
Our depth and focus
enable us to find better, innovative solutions

Impact makers
Our work benefits people
and communities in both developed and emerging economies

Global leadership

Close to 1,600 projects completed in more than 120 countries.

CPCS global map of expertise

Our origins

Born in Canada. Raised globally.

In the 1880s the Government of Canada partnered with the private sector to build the famous Canadian Pacific Railway. This may very well have been the largest public-private partnership (PPP) ever.

Over time, the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) became an international leader in rail, marine and air transportation.

Global expertise built on depth

CP’s far-reaching success drove the creation of a consulting arm called Canadian Pacific Consulting Services Ltd. in 1970. Through CPCS Ltd., CP exported its deep expertise in infrastructure management and development to governments and service providers across the world.

Independent company 

In 1979, CPCS Ltd. ceased to be owned by CP. Later, in 1996, CPCS Transcom Limited was created to succeed in the business of the earlier company.

Today, CPCS continues to provide management and technical advisory services in the infrastructure space, with a focus on transport, power and public-private partnerships.


Board of directors

Our Board includes external directors and representatives from CPCS at both the management and employee levels.

External Directors

In their words

…I have read quite a few proposals and reports, and the draft Freight Plan is indeed very well written. The final document is a terrific reference.

— Special Assistant to the Director, State Department of Transport, U.S.

Integrity at CPCS

CPCS is committed to improving lives through better infrastructure solutions, and we are privileged to be trusted with advising infrastructure leaders and decision makers.

This trust is based on our commitment to fairness and transparency, our ethical behaviour, and highest levels of compliance with laws and standards.

CPCS runs a comprehensive Integrity Program to prevent, detect and respond to any integrity challenges.

To report an issue, violation, wrongdoing or complaint, please contact us confidentially and anonymously through this form.