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Requisition ID 5042 – Posted – Summer Student


Requisition ID: 5042

Salary Information: $16.59 – $21.97 per hour

Employment Type: Summer Student

Weekly Hours: 40 hours Off Days: Various Shift: Various

Posted On: January 6, 2022

Last Day to Apply : February 4, 2022

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America’s third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC’s vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud.

The TTC’s recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing “a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy.”

The Toronto Transit Commission is currently accepting Summer Student applications for Summer 2022 – May 2, 2022 to August 27, 2022. We offer a wide range of entry level and specialty positions in various locations throughout the City of Toronto. Most positions involve working in a unionized environment. Some positions may involve working outdoors, while others may require specific licenses, skillsets and/or work experience.

The TTC operates 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Therefore, students must be flexible and willing to work shift work, as 80% of the positions available involve working various shifts (morning, afternoon, nights), which may include working weekends and holidays.


To be considered for summer student employment, you must be:

  • Eligible to work in Canada,
  • A full-time student, enrolled in full-time studies in the current Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 academic terms/year in either Grade

12 or a post-secondary institution; and

  • Returning to full-time studies in the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 academic terms/year.

Please note – You will be asked to provide proof that you meet these requirements prior to attending an interview.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note: Successful candidates will be required to undergo a criminal records search prior to commencement of employment (at your own expense).

The Toronto Transit Commission will do education, work, security and reference checks which will be used for employment assessment purposes only. Employment is conditional upon satisfactory reference checks, a criminal record search, and completion of pre-placement healthAugust assessment related to the position. If the position is designated Safety-Sensitive under the TTC’s Fitness for Duty Policy, you will be required to pass an alcohol and/or drug test as part of the certification process.

Policy Update

As of August 2016, the Summer  Student Program policy was updated to cap, to a maximum of three summer work terms, that a student is eligible to return.

By applying to this posting you agree to be considered for the following positions:

Carhouse Helper (vehicle cleaner) Duties & Responsibilities

  • Sweep, dust and wash interior and exterior of subway
  • Use of a variety of cleaning equipment necessary to do the work, such as mops, scrubbers, spray app licators,
  • May be assigned special assignments throughout the summer which may include working at different subway stations; e. end of the line cleaning.

Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Will be required to successfully complete TTC’s Rule Book & WHMIS training
  • Safety footwear required (provided by the student).


  • 7:00 m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 3:00 m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • 11:00 m. – 7:30 a.m.
  • Rotating off days

Subway Janitor

Bus/ Streetcar Divisions/ T&S Buildings Janitor TTC Office Buildings Janitor


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform routine janitorial duties including sweeping, mopping, garbage, recycling, scrubbing and polishing various
  • Open and close stations, starting escalators and assisting co-workers as
  • Providing customer service usually related to directional
  • Assist in maintaining an adequate supply of station materials by informing office staff of
  • Completing routine forms, records, pertaining to occurrences. Including: acts of vandalism, damage to TTC property, etc.
  • Responding to instructions for assistance by Transit
  • Perform all duties as identified in the posted
  • All tasks to be performed in such a manner as to safeguard TTC property, customer safety and personal


  • Will be required to successfully complete Subway/SRT Rule Book
  • Must successfully complete WHMIS
  • Required completing a two-day departmental procedure training
  • Be able to understand verbal and written instructions.
  • Individual must be able to perform all duties with minimal

Working Conditions

  • Generally, all work is light physical activity rated (occasionally moderately heavy tasks must be performed).
  • Exposure to minor injuries including slips, falls or
  • Work locations are generally dusty with routine exposure to noise, inclement weather and large
  • Occasional contact with abusive customers (this includes both verbal and physical abuse).


Janitorial duties are performed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (subsequently, shifts include days, afternoons, and nights with rotating off days).

Grounds Maintainer Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform routine landscaping duties as well as general labourer
  • Cut grass using self-propelled riding or small power lawn
  • Replacing sod, pick up debris, leaves, ; trim bushes, hedges, small trees, plant flowers and shrubs maintain plant beds, pull weeds, etc.
  • Work is mostly outside, manual tasks include digging, moving and lifting heavy materials, considerable walking, standing, and bending involving moderately heavy physical effort.
  • Intermittent heavy physical work.
  • Use of whippers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, rota-tillers, chain saws, power pruners and other landscaping tools and equipment.
  • Some interlock brick work may be
  • Cleaning, stocking and servicing of washrooms and perform other janitorial duties as

Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Must complete the Subway/SRT Rule Book program and successfully pass the written and practical tests
  • Hot and humid working conditions; must wear hard hats, gloves, glasses (provided by the TTC) and other personal protective equipment as
  • Safety footwear required (provided by the student).
  • Considerable walking/standing occasional climbing of steep slopes and working at track level in close proximity to moving
  • Exposed to dirty, dusty and wet conditions and inclement weather.


  • Day shift – weekends
  • Predominantly day shift but afternoon shift and weekend work also required depending on operational needs.

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The TTC is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion in the delivery of its services and in its workplaces. The TTC is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities it serves at all levels of the organization, and supports an inclusive environment where diverse employee and community perspectives and experiences bring value to the organization. The TTC encourages applications from all applicants, including members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ(IA+) community. The TTC values and supports an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Accommodations for applicants are available upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process, including for those who identify as having a disability. Please contact Human Resources – Talent Management at (416) 393-4570. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

The TTC’s policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to a relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee.

Note: All TTC Employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a precondition of employment in accordance with TTC’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy