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Bus Operator

Length:  Part-time
Department/Division:  Transportation & Environmental Services/Transit Services 
Hours of Work:  working up to 32 hours per week 
Union:  Unifor 4304
Wage:  $20.32 – $31.20 per hour 
Location:  Various locations within the Region of Waterloo

In accordance with the Region of Waterloo’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine policy, new Region of Waterloo employees are required to be fully vaccinated, (valid medical or Ontario Human Rights Code exemptions permitted), against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

We are hiring a pool of talented individual who have great people skills, customer-friendly and focused on safety.  Grand River Transit hires approximately 50-70 part-time Bus Operators per year; as such we accept applications on an ongoing basis.

Being a Bus Operator is about much more than safely driving a bus.  GRT wants Bus Operators who are customer service focused and enjoy interacting with the public.  GRT Bus Operators are role models of safe driving and, courteous and kind behaviour, which sets the tone for our passengers to enjoy their ride with us.

Applicants with a BZ licence are highly desired.  In addition to accepting applications from drivers with a BZ and CZ licence, GRT is now accepting applications from drivers with a Class G licence (including A, D, E, & F licences) who are eligible to obtain a BZ licence.  GRT will cover the cost of upgrading to a BZ Licence for qualified applicants.

The path to a rewarding full time career at GRT starts with being hired as a part time Operator.  Part-time employees can work up to 32 hours per week (with the possibility of full time temp work- 40 hours per week) and must provide availability for no less than eight (8) full shifts per month, including four (4) weekend dates per month (weekend dates include Friday, Saturday and Sunday).  In some circumstances 12 shifts will need to be provided.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:  

Applicants must have:
•A grade 12 education or equivalent, be at least 21 years of age, plus hold a class BZ driver’s license and two years driving and customer service experience;


•A grade 12 education or equivalent, be at least 21 years of age, plus a hold a valid G (including A, D, E & F licences) class driver’s license, with 3 years driving and customer service experience, and eligibility to obtain a BZ class driver’s license; 


•A driver’s abstract that is satisfactory both to the Ministry of Transportation and the Region of Waterloo, and a pre-health assessment and a vulnerable police record check that is satisfactory to the Region of Waterloo.
•Applicants who hold a Class G Licence (including A, D, E & F licences) must meet the provincial requirements for a Class B driver’s Licence.

For additional information please check the Ministry of Transportation website at: 

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and supporting the well-being of our employees. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Contact Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

Click here to view the job description pdf file.

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
Human Resources Department
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

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