TTC ranked one of Toronto's best employers

Dec 8 2020, 8:56 am

The Toronto Transit Commission was recently ranked as one of the best employers in Toronto.

On Monday, the 15th edition of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers was released, which included the top 100 workplaces, and the TTC was mentioned.

The reasons listed for putting the TTC in the top employers are, “the TTC promotes healthy living at home and work through a number of wellness campaigns.” The company health plan also features a dedicated mental health practitioner’s benefit (up to $1,500 annually).

There is also a defined benefit pension plan, retirement planning assistance and health benefits that extend to retirees.

With “generous tuition subsidies for employees who wish to further their education,” the TTC also extends this with paid internships, co-op placements, and summer employment in a variety of fields for younger candidates.

Because of this, the transit commission is seen as one of Canada’s top employers for young people due to its Graduate Development Leadership program. And in partnership with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), the TTC manages a Front of the Line program to provide high school graduates with bus maintenance trucking and coaching apprenticeship positions.

The TTC is also recognized as one of Canada’s best diversity employers due to the diversity and human rights executive steering committee, which is working on finalizing and approving a multi-year diversity and human rights strategic plan “that will assist in the development of new programs and initiatives.”

And they’re working on providing accessible public transit.

The TTC is currently testing a “beacon technology pilot program” at its St. Clair station to “transmit GPS location and station layout for customers who are blind, have low vision or are partially sighted.”

First established in 1921, the TTC now has over 15,200 full-time employees, and they offer three weeks of paid vacation after the first year on the job.

Working at the TTC seems to have its perks, making it one of Toronto’s top 100 employers.