Transit Operator hiring process

Step 1: Submitting your application

  • View all of our jobs.
  • Click on the job that interests you and matches your skills. 
  • Click Apply and create a candidate profile (if you are new visitor) or login (if you are a returning visitor).
  • Upload your resume/cover letter and answer job application questions. 
  • You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been successfully submitted.
  • All communication will be made by email and phone.  Ensure to check emails regularly for messages from the City of Mississauga. 
  • You can update your contact information at any time by logging into your candidate profile.

Step 2: Application screening

  • Your application will be reviewed by Human Resources and the Hiring Manager. 
  • Only candidates being considered for an interview/test will be contacted by email or phone.

Step 3: Assessments

Interview(s), testing and references will be based on job-related criteria.


  • Selected candidates will be invited to attend testing and submit a 3-year Driver's Abstract (with no infractions, offences, convictions, demerit points or accidents) dated within 4 weeks of the testing date. 
  • For information on obtaining a Driver's Abstract visit:
  • Candidates who do not meet the criteria for the Driver’s Abstract will not continue in the process.
  • There will be a non-refundable administration fee of $33.90 (including all applicable taxes).


  • The interview panel will consist of Hiring Manager(s) and/or Human Resources.
  • Selected candidates must bring their references and Job Shadow exercise. Information about the job shadowing exercise will be provided at the testing session.
  • Request accommodation for disability, if required. 

Step 4: Selection

  • The Hiring Manger and Human Resources will discuss the results of the interview, testing and references to select the best candidate(s) for the job.

Step 5: Job offer

A conditional offer of employment will be made to the successful candidate(s) as a Transit Operator. 

The offer of employment is conditional upon:

  •  Providing, at your expense, a Vulnerable Sector Screening Criminal Record Check.
  • Successfully obtaining a Ministry of Transportation CZ Licence.
  • Successful completion of the training period.
  • Successful completion of a nine-month probationary period.

Step 6: Getting started

  • We have a comprehensive onboarding program to welcome you to the City and prepare you for your first day.
  • You will participate in the five-week Transit Operator training program, consisting of both in-class and on-street driving sessions.


To check the status of your application, you can login to your candidate profile and select "Jobs applied".

For all other inquiries please email: