Regina Transit routinely recruits applicants to become part of a pool of qualified Bus Operators who are trained to step into permanent positions as positions become open and available.
Regina Transit operates seven days per week and Bus Operator shifts can vary substantially. Working hours can include split shifts, weekends, early mornings, late nights, and statutory holidays. As this is a unionized environment, shift scheduling and vacation requests are based on seniority.
City of Regina Bus Operators are skilled professional drivers who provide excellent customer service while transporting citizens in a safe and courteous manner. Bus Operators are expected to follow all applicable traffic rules and regulations, assist passengers with transit information, transport passengers on schedule, ensure correct fees are deposited, and secure passengers as required. Safety and customer service are of the utmost importance. City of Regina Bus Operators demonstrate courtesy and tact when dealing with the public as well as initiative, sound judgement and superior skill in operating a bus in a wide range of weather and road conditions.
How to Become a Bus Operator
During the recruitment process, Regina Transit advertises current openings on Regina.ca.
Application Requirements & Screening Criteria
Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:
- Completion of Grade 12/GED
- Minimum Class 5 Driver’s License
- Suitable driving record & work history record
- Experience working with the public
Ready to apply? Be sure your resume and cover letter clearly outline how your qualifications and experience meet the screening criteria. Only those resumes that do will be considered.
We reach out to potential candidates via email so it is important your resume includes up-to-date and relevant contact information.
Application & Hiring Process
Step 1: Submit application for advertised position
Please visit our Job Opportunities page to locate the correct job, create your profile and apply.
Step 2: Screening Assessment
After reviewing resumes and cover letters, an email will be sent to those candidates that will move forward in the selection process. This email will request that the candidates respond, providing:
- Proof of education (diploma, high school transcript or GED certificate, etc.)
- Copy of a recent Driver's Abstract
- Copy of Driver’s License
Step 3: Job Suitability Assessments
If the documents provided are satisfactory, candidates will be contacted by email to participate in Job Suitability Assessments.
Step 4: Job Interview
Following Job Suitability Assessments, select candidates will be requested to attend an in-person interview. Following the interview, reference checks will be completed for those candidates we intend to offer employment. Following a verbal offer of employment, candidates must provide a clear Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check, proof of entitlement to work in Canada, citizenship or a permanent resident card (if your country of origin is not Canada) and proof of successful completion of the SGI written exam to obtain a Class 2 Learner’s License with Air Endorsement.
Step 5: Training Program
If all steps in this process are met, the successful candidate will begin the six-week training program with the City of Regina Transit Department.