Transit Drivers have a unique opportunity to positively affect the lives of many people who ride transit. Our drivers are ambassadors for the City of Brampton, providing customers a friendly, safe, reliable and timely transportation service in coordination with scheduled bus times.
Fun facts about Brampton Transit:
- We have more than 1000 Transit Drivers and more than 1300 employees already serving the Brampton community.
- We have more than 70 routes, including bus rapid transit lines.
- We have more than 473 buses that include conventional, Züm and electric buses combined.
A Transit Driver’s job isn’t just about driving a bus, it’s about engaging with our community, building relationships and helping your customers make it to their destination on time with a smile. Being a Transit Driver includes physical and cognitive demands such as operating bus controls, multi-tasking, talking to and assisting passengers while safely operating the bus and keeping stairways clear of ice and snow build-up. Our drivers regularly manage changing conditions like weather, construction, traffic and difficult passengers while keeping to the schedule.
To be a successful Transit Driver you need to be resilient and able to overcome a difficult situation without taking it personal. A Transit Driver’s greatest strengths include:
- Strong sense of compassion for your colleagues and the citizens we serve
- Exhibit safe driving behaviour
- Ability to deliver exceptional customer service
- Effective communication skills as well as conflict resolution and de-escalation skills.
- Resilient when faced with difficult situations
- Ability to remain calm under pressure and exercise good judgement
- An open mind and flexibility to be able to adapt to changes in work environment like varying shift schedules or routes
- Keen problem solving skills to take on challenges and help out when needed.
- A focus on keeping your whole self-healthy, as well as to effectively deal with the sedentary and repetitive nature of the role.
Hours of Work:
Transit Drivers work various shifts (straight, split, days, nights, weekends, and holidays) any 5 days of the week with a typical minimum of 40 hours per week, and possible overtime offered thereafter.
Hours of work, vacation time and days off are determined by seniority and can impact a new Transit Driver’s personal and family life. The following is a description of what a new Transit Driver might expect.
- Brampton Transit offers regular service at various hours to the citizens of Brampton which means that Transit Drivers are required to work weekends, holidays, and both day and night shifts, at times changing from one to the other with little notice.
- Daily work assignments will often be split shifts (example: beginning work at 6 am and working to 9 am and then another shift on the same day starting at 2pm and working to 6pm
- Holidays and days off may not be consecutive or consistent.
- Though each new permanent Transit Driver will receive some paid vacation time after completing their first year, the choice of when they are taken will be dictated by seniority.
- As seniority increases, so does a Transit Driver’s choice of hours and vacation time.
Rate of Pay:
Rates of pay are in accordance with the respective collective agreement.
Training Rate of pay = $26.44 per hour
Temporary Rate of pay = $30.44 hourly