Kingston Transit launches largest hiring blitz ever.

Kingston Transit will hire 30 new bus operators to support a return to pre-COVID transit service levels.

The highly sought-after bus operator position offers a starting rate of $24.91 an hour (increasing to $30.58 after 36 months), with available pension and benefits. Applicants do not need previous experience with driving a bus or a large vehicle. Kingston Transit will provide one-on-one paid training to ensure each trainee has the confidence to drive a bus and 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,” says 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!”

Applicants who are interested in the position must have a high school diploma and a valid G licence with zero demerit points. Applicants can apply by uploading their resume online at For further information on the position, please call our customer service centre at 613-546-0000 or email [email protected].