Kingston Transit to Hire 30 New Bus Operators

Published on: 2021/07/08 - in News

As it returns to pre-COVID transit service levels, Kingston Transit has announced it will be hiring 30 new bus operators.

The bus operator position offers a starting rate of $24.91 an hour – increasing to $30.58 after 36 months – with available pension and benefits.

No previous experience with driving a bus or a large vehicle is required as Kingston Transit will provide one-on-one paid training to ensure each trainee will be able to successfully upgrade from their G licence to a bus licence (CZ).

“It’s no secret that COVID-19 had a major impact on our transit service,” said Jeremy DaCosta, Director of Kingston Transit. “We need to hire more bus operators who can help us rebuild our transit service and keep Kingston moving. The City is a fantastic employer. We provide great opportunity for advancement. We are excited to welcome new operators and encourage anyone with interest to apply. Remember – no previous experience driving a large vehicle is required!”

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma and a valid G licence with zero demerit points. Applications can upload their resume online here.

For additional information or inquiries, call the Kingston Transit customer service centre at 613-546-0000 or email

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