1. Apply for a position

Keep an eye on the current postings. We generally post for Transit Operator or Community Shuttle Operator twice a year.

There are three ways you can apply:

  • Online at Calgary.ca – all City of Calgary jobs are posted here.
  • Mail your application form to:
    The City of Calgary
    Human Resources #8021
    800 Macleod Trail S.E. 
    P.O. Box 2100,
    Postal Station M.
    Calgary, AB T2P 2M5
  • Drop off your application form at:
    Employment Kiosk
    Calgary Municipal Building, Main Floor
    800 Macleod Trail S.E.
    Hours of operation: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Monday to Friday

2. Attend a scheduled info session - A Day in the Life

Successful applicants will be called in to attend a mandatory info session (60-75 mins). This info session will give you a look at what it’s like to be an Operator.  For those interested in continuing the application process a sign up for the next step will be available at the end of the session.

3. Take a web-based aptitude test

At this stage in the process you will be required to take a 45 min web-based aptitude test. A $10 non-refundable admin fee charged to all applicants taking this test. This test is an industry standard test and will help us determine if you are a good fit for the position.

4. Competency based interview

Here is what you need to bring to the interview:

  • Two work-related references (must be a previous or current supervisor)
  • A current (no older than 60 days) original driver’s abstract from all jurisdictions that you have been a licensed driver in the last two years.
  • Two pieces of government ID.
  • Proof of education.

5. Security clearance check/references/Class 2 Medical

Once you have passed the interview process we will run a security clearance check. We pay for the initial check but if your birth date is similar to someone under the Vulnerable Sector a further check is required. This additional check costs $25, payable directly to the Calgary Police Service.

You will be required to attend a class 2 medical exam prior to being booked into a training class. We will pay for this medical and send you to a specific health facility.

6. Air Brakes or Q endorsement

All applicants are required to have their air brake ticket (Q endorsement) prior to being offered a spot in a training class. Training must be taken at a driver training school in Alberta and the test must be written at a Provincial Registries Office. All costs will be paid by the applicant.

7. Class 2 written exam

In order to be a transit Operator you will need your Class 2 license. You can take the Class 2 written exam at a Provincial Registries Office. When you pass, you will be given a permit paper, which you need to hand in to our Training Officer on your first day of class.

8. Selection

The start date for the training program will be given when you are offered a job. The training program is 21 days long. Once you have passed the program you will become an Operator.