Recruitment Process

Transit Operator Recruitment

The recruitment process for the Transit Operator position consists of 5 steps. Applicants must successfully complete each step in order to be considered for the next step in the process.

Step 1

Application and screening

  • Apply online (opens in a new window)
  • Complete any online assessments that may be sent to you via email
  • Your application and assessment results will be reviewed by a member of the Talent Management Team and if selected you will be contacted by email

Step 2

Operator recruitment drive

  • Selected applicants will be invited to a Recruitment Drive event, outlining an in-depth overview of the position and hiring process
  • Candidates will complete a cognitive ability and written skills test
  • Successful candidates will proceed to interview stage

Step 3


  • You will be invited to an interview, conducted by a panel of Talent Management staff
  • You will be asked questions to demonstrate skills, knowledge and abilities required for the Transit Operator position
  • As part of this step you will also be required to complete the following:
    • Reference Check of your previous employers
    • Job Shadow Assignment: This ride-along assignment will provide you the opportunity to observe our bus and streetcar Operators as they perform their day-to-day functions on the job

Step 4

Conditional Offer

If successful, a Conditional Offer of Employment will be presented to you with the following additional requirements:

  • Pre-Placement Medical and Drug Testing Appointment
  • Toronto Police Vulnerable Sector Criminal Background Check
  • Education Verification

Step 5

Documentation and Training

Once your conditions have been cleared its time to be on-boarded. This process is the last step to prepare you for a training start date. When your start date is established, you will be contacted by HR staff with a training date (your first day of employment) and an assigned work location two weeks prior to your start date.

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