Metrolinx employees collaborating on the agency's new cashbox

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Metrolinx was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • Metrolinx invests in the long-term development of employees with tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions (to $1,500) and subsidies for professional accreditation -- and also manages an in-house Coach Technician apprenticeship for employees interested in upgrading their skills
  • Metrolinx supports employees who are new moms with maternity and parental leave top-up payments and offers a generous subsidy for in vitro fertilization (IVF) when needed (to $10,000) -- the organization also provides parental leave top-up payments to dads and adoptive parents as well as the convenience of an onsite daycare facility, managed by George Brown College
  • Metrolinx is committed to environmental sustainability and maintains an employee-led "green team", which is responsible for organizing awareness events and activities
Metrolinx employees volunteering at Wesley Urban Ministries Hamilton
Metrolinx head office employees proudly displaying the company's LINX Award


Industry Public Transit
Established in Canada 1967
Full-time employees in Canada 3,011
Part-time employees in Canada 292
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 37 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Metrolinx was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2016):

  • Metrolinx created the Rob MacIsaac Fellowship Program, an annual initiative that allows students to complete research in a public sector environment -- participants receive financial assistance to conduct research on a transportation related issue over a 4-month period with guidance from senior Metrolinx staff
  • In partnership with City of Toronto Employment and Social Services, Metrolinx manages "Hammer Heads", a 12-month speciality placement program to introduce youth to construction trades -- the program features safety training, hands-on skills development, mentoring and coaching
Metrolinx employees at a community engagement event for Eglington Crosstown
Metrolinx employees from the Hammerheads Youth Hiring Program


Industry Public Transit
Full-time employees in Canada 3,011
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies per year
Career development in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, mentoring, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives 10-month Truck and Coach Technician Apprenticeship program offered in partnership with Centennial College, summer students hired for 4-month terms in association with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and the United Way

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