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Transit Jobs NOW!!! Coast Mountain Bus is HIRING!

Discussion in 'Employment and Students' started by Superchecker, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Hi gang, just read a company bulletin dated today, March 27, that all new training classes are on hold during this health emergency.

    I'll update further as news is announced.

    Side note: City of Burnaby needs 3 truck drivers. www.civicinfo.bc.ca/careers
  2. Canucks6

    Canucks6 Guest

    Hello Folks, I’ve got a few questions regarding the application process.

    I am soon to be 19 and will be getting my Class 5 (assuming all goes well), and I want to get into CMBC as an Operator as soon as I can. I know my age may be an obstacle in terms of getting a conventional job, but I know they hire post secondary students for shuttle jobs.

    I know quite a few CMBC employees, but none of them are Ops, so I can’t ask them.

    What should I do as soon as I get my class 5? Do I just need to get my 4A “learners?”, and then I can apply? Should I go straight for the conventional job? And does seniority transfer over from Shuttle to Conventional?

    thank you in advance
  3. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Hi Gang, not sure how many still pop in here, but here goes: April 20 TransLink announces 1492 lay offs system wide due to plummeting ridership and revenue. Nearly 1000 Conventional operators and 91 shuttle drivers are being laid off as of May 18. The plan is to hopefully need them back again as early as September.

    The plan is to throw out weekday bus schedules and run Saturday service levels on weekdays all summer long.

    There are always rumours at transit, and the latest rumour is possibly even more layoffs... But, things change daily!

    Stay safe!
  4. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Community shuttle Operators start out as casual. Once you gain regular status, you then get a seniority number which does transfer to Conventional.

    Prior to the covid 19 craziness, CMBC was hiring and training 500+ Conventional drivers each year; and I would guess less than 100 shuttle drivers.

    www.translink.ca/drive might answer most of your questions.

    Nearly 1000 Conventional and 91 Shuttle drivers are being laid off as of May 18...
  5. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    Hi Gang: June update: NO layoffs; extra funding secured from the province.

    Was surprised to see an INTERNAL posting pop up this week looking for more Conventional Operator trainees. Currently only existing employees can apply
  6. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    UPDATE: Training for Conventional drivers resumes June 15; starting where they left off back in late March.
  7. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

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  9. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    FYI: TransLinks computers were Hacked Dec 1; Most online functions are currently not available, including job postings and online applications.
  10. Superchecker

    Superchecker Active Member

    If you go to the main TransLink careers page, they now have a link to their active job postings over on Indeed. No driver positions at this time; but they are still training new hires at this time...

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