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Bus Operator Recruitment

Accommodations are available at any stage in the recruitment process to ensure a barrier-free experience. Email or call 613-546-4291 ext.1267.

Come work with us at Kingston Transit and keep Kingston moving!

No bus driving experience required! We are looking for friendly people who enjoy working with the public. Whether your background is in retail, restaurants, or other public-facing jobs, you are the kind of person we are looking for. If you are sociable and have a clean driving record, we provide six-week paid training to upgrade your driver's license.

As a bus operator, you will be on the front lines, helping our city get around and stay active and connected.

What we offer

We offer great pay, a pension, benefits, and a chance to be part of a diverse community.

  • Competitive pay
  • Eligibility for benefits and OMERS pension 
  • Pre-scheduled up to 24 hours a week, with the option to work additional hours that become available 
  • Unionized work environment  
  • Uniforms
  • Paid training. Successful candidates will get on-the-job paid training that could last up to six weeks, including a licence upgrade and other operational training.


You do not need to have experience driving a bus or large vehicle. We will provide training to upgrade your licence.

All you need is:

  • Grade 12 Diploma or equivalent education.
  • Valid Class G driver’s license with zero demerit points.
  • Resume that shows a customer-focused background.

Application process

The application process for a bus operator starts with a well-defined resume. For more about how to apply, our hiring process, job application tips, and request for accommodations, check out our applicant resources.

When you are ready, click on the button below to review the job description, then click on the "I am Interested" button at the bottom of the posting to create or sign in to your applicant profile.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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