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City of Winnipeg

Winnipeg Transit

Training Program


The fully paid 30 day training program includes:

  • 11 days classroom training
  • 10 days in-vehicle training
  • 5 days regular in-service training

Days 1 – 11: Classroom Instruction

  • 8 – 12 students per class
  • exam on day 11; minimum pass mark = 80%

Classroom 4

Days 12 – 21: In-Vehicle Instruction

  • 2 students per Instructor
  • familiarization with buses, in-service operation, and picking up and dropping off passengers

Sat Bus
Sat Bus
Training 2
Sat 2
Sat Bus 2

Day 22: In Service Test

  • Operate a regularly scheduled run while being assessed on ability to operate independently
  • Day 22 Airbrake Endorsement Test

Days 23-27: Regular Service Operation

  • Operate regularly scheduled runs with minimal assistance from the Instructor
  • Expect early morning and afternoon rush hour shifts

Day 28: Qualifying Day

  • Provincial Class II (2) Road Test; maximum demerits allowed = 10
  • Written final exam; minimum pass mark = 80%

Day 29:

  • CPR, AED, Adult /Child-Infant Cardio – Pulmonary Resuscitation

Day 30:

  • Respectful Workplace training and Transit Assault Prevention Strategy training

Homework will be assigned daily throughout the training program. Operators will be expected to complete assignments on time when distributed. Please note that lateness will not be tolerated during the training program. Showing up on time is a condition of employment and a requirement for this career.