Toronto Transit Commission / TTC
TTC supervisor helping to assist customers   (Photo credit: Roger Yip)

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Toronto Transit Commission / TTC was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2018):

  • The TTC supports employees who are new mothers with maternity leave top-up payments (to 75% of salary for up to 17 weeks) and offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • In addition to investing in the long-term development of its workforce, the TTC reaches out to the next generation of talent, offering paid internships, co-op placements, and summer employment in a variety of fields, including engineering, urban planning, finance and operations
  • Employees working at the TTC enjoy a variety of social events and celebrations throughout the year including individual and team sports leagues, a Christmas dinner and dance event, a summer picnic, and a Family Day "Roadeo", which features a barbecue, a petting zoo, and a friendly driving competition for bus and Wheels-Trans operators
TTC operator at the controls on a subway train   (Photo credit: Derek Stryland)

Highlights

Industry Public Transit
Established in Canada 1921
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 14,122
Average age of employees in Canada 46.4
Longest serving employee 51 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, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

The Career Directory

Toronto Transit Commission / TTC has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
TTC employees performing track maintenance

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Public Transit
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 10,000 to 25,000
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Other info for new grads The TTC offers a number of unique development opportunities for graduates including a 2-year Graduate Development Leadership Program that features 3 streams: financial management; engineering and operations; and customer management and service delivery. Additionally, the TTC manages a Coach and Truck Technician Apprenticeship in partnership with the Toronto District School Board.
Typical new grad positions Programmer Analyst, Environmental Advisor, Communications Specialist, Budget Coordinator, Civil Track Surveyor, Service Desk Analyst, Database and Software Application Developer, Engineering Technologist
Starting salary $50K to $55K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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