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

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers

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 years
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

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

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

  • The TTC is committed to providing accessible public transit and maintains a dedicated advisory committee, allowing the public to participate in decisions that affect accessible transportation
  • Working with a number of community organizations, the TTC reaches out to female candidates through a variety of initiatives, including career fair attendance, mock interviews, resume clinics, speed mentoring and work placements (paid and unpaid) -- partnerships include the YWCA, Career Edge, and MicroSkills (Women in Transportation program)
  • The TTC created a diversity and inclusion lens to help employees see things from different perspectives, and to consider the unintended impacts of their daily decision-making with respect to various dimensions of diversity, including sex and gender, disability, race, colour and ethnicity, Indigenous peoples, and new Canadians and refugees (to name a few)
TTC employees cheer for Pride in Toronto   ( Photo credit: Roger Yip)
"I joined the TTC as the first Graduate Development Leadership Program Intern in Engineering, Construction and Expansion. I feel immensely proud and passionate about the work I do. Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by the transit industry, so this has been a very exciting opportunity for me. I've found that the TTC is all about opportunity and perhaps the most diverse and inclusive organization that I have come across so far. I love Toronto, and it is now my second home after India!" Swasini S., Graduate Development Leadership Program Intern

Highlights

Industry Public Transit
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 14,122
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Head of Diversity and Human Rights
Formal commitment multi-year accessibility plan, Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit
Employee resource groups is developing framework to launch and support voluntary, self-governing employee resource groups
Diversity training and awareness inclusive language guide, specialized training programs on persons with disabilities
Diversity highlights 24-month graduate leadership development program (rotational internship), works with a number of community partners to recruit women, young people and new Canadians, diversity and inclusion lens and toolkit, annual public forums on accessible transit
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Youth Employment Program, MicroSkills, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, Career Edge, Next Steps Employment Centre (new Canadians), Career Edge, YWCA (women)

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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