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« on: December 26, 2016, 04:39:50 am »

Coast Mountain Bus Company has approx 3,500 Bus drivers, AND Needs to hire like 10% MORE each year just to keep the numbers up! PLUS: TransLink wants to EXPAND Bus service by 10% over the next 24-36 months! THEY NEED MORE APPLICANTS!!

www.translink.ca/careers and THEN "Coast Mountain Bus Company" for current job postings. All applications is done online now.

"Community Transit" means the smaller, community shuttle buses; part time or even just casual to start; $19 to 25 an hour, PLUS "Temps" earn 14% MORE in lieu of benefits. Can lead to regular status and paid benefits. 9 days PAID Training. Shuttle bus routes are based out of 3 depots: Hamilton/Queensborough; Port Coquitlam and Surrey. (approx 400 or so Shuttle drivers in the system.)

"Conventional Transit" means full sized buses; and full time employment; PLUS benefits and pension plan. $22 to $31+ an hour. 37.5 hours a week (minimum); Can be split shifts to start. 30 days PAID Training. Everyone starts in the city, and as your seniority improves; you can switch to suburban depots if desired. (Approx 3,000 Conventional operators in the system)

Some drive for a couple of years and then seek out other opportunities in management; supervisory or training positions. Some transition into Maintenance jobs. A few luck into office opportunities.

CMBC does have a Careers Development department specifically to help guide those who want to climb the corporate ladder.

Opportunities come and go almost daily.

Approx 7,000 people work in the regions Transit system. TransLink does the planning and funding; and oversees a number of subsidiaries and contractors who provide the various services. TransLink; Coast Mountain Bus; BCRTC (SkyTrain); WCE; Transit Police; HandyDART; Canada Line and West Vancouver Blue Buses e-a-c-h- do their o-w-n- hiring!

Some opportunities do start out as temp or casual to start; BUT then have access to internal job postings!

www.translink.ca/careers and THEN "Bus Operator opportunities" brings up details of the hiring process; wages; qualifications and FAQ's.
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 04:48:53 pm »

Both job postings have been re-posted again; plus West Vancouver (Blue Buses) and HandyDART are hiring more drivers now too!
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 12:36:16 pm »

Both postings are still active as of today's date.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 11:51:05 am »

Both opportunities are reposted again as of today's date!

Apply now!

West Vancouver blue bus is also hiring too!
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 04:39:38 am »

curious off topic question, I saw someone "driving" a sky train last year, would that have been a bus driver?  or are there sky train driving specialists?
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 02:07:01 pm »

curious off topic question, I saw someone "driving" a sky train last year, would that have been a bus driver?  or are there sky train driving specialists?

Different jobs; different companies.

Bus drivers work for Coast Mountain Bus Company

SkyTrain staff work for either BCRTC or SNC Lavalin
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2018, 06:05:14 am »

wow, I never knew that or would have thought

thanks

the transit police work both systems though, correct?
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2018, 11:45:47 am »

wow, I never knew that or would have thought

thanks

the transit police work both systems though, correct?

The transit system in Metro Vancouver is Managed and funded thru TransLink.

TransLink then has a number of subsidiaries and contractors who operate the various services.

Transit Police work the entire system; but primarily focus on SkyTrain.

Coast Mountain Bus Company has their own Security Officers.
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