Bus Operator (on-going recruitment)

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Job Number:
Job Type:
Permanent Part Time
Waterloo Region
Job Category:
Grand River Transit - (GRT)
Number of Positions:
Transportation Services (TS)
Hours of Work:
Up to 32 hours per week
Salary Range:
$20.73 - $32.56/Hour

Our Story:

Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse population of 630,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation.

This is a place where employees are valued and recognized for their talents and contributions to our success. Our employees take pride in making a difference in people's lives through the work that we do. We are looking for people like you to help make it happen.

GRT is hiring 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.

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:

  • 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; or
  • 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: Ministry of Transportation |

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 an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At the Region, we respect, encourage and celebrate our diversity. The Region of Waterloo is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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.