Recruitment and Selection System

TTC Special Constables

Entrance Examination

Upon receiving your online application, you may be invited to attend the preliminary testing which currently consists of the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB) and a Written Communication Test (WCT).

If successful with the entrance exams, you will be invited to participate in completing the required Preliminary Background Questionnaire (PBQ) forms necessary for a thorough background investigation (includes a criminal records search as well as credit and employment reference checks). At this stage you will be required to sign a “Waiver for the Collection of Personal Information” form. Until this document is signed, your application will not advance through the remainder of the process. The Toronto Police Personal History Form is the tool by which personal information about an applicant is collected. Candidates will be required to meet with an Applicant Administrator to complete a Toronto Police Service.

Physical Testing

Upon successful completion of the entrance exams, you may be invited to participate in the TTC Special Constable Physical Assessment.

Panel Interview

Upon successful completion of all entrance exams, physical assessments and a preliminary review of your background, you may be invited to attend a panel interview.

During the panel interview you will be required to demonstrate that you have the competencies required to be a TTC Special Constable. 

These competencies are:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Self-confidence
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Valuing diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Self-control
  • Relationship building
  • Achievement orientation

Psychological Assessment

Successful candidates from the panel interview may be invited to complete a psychological profile and be required to attend an interview with a psychologist. 

Background Investigation

Successful candidates at this stage will undergo an in-depth background check prior to their applications going to the Toronto Police Service for final review.

Offer of Employment and Medical

The file of each candidate who has successfully completed all stages of the process is subject to an in-depth final review. Selected candidates will be given a conditional offer of employment. Candidates who accept this conditional offer will undergo a thorough medical evaluation by the Toronto Transit Commission medical provider. Candidates must meet the minimum vision requirements of 20/40 (uncorrected) with normal colour acuity and hearing standards as set by the TTC.      

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