The Training Program
While participating in the mandatory training program, recruits will be classified as a TTC Special Constable in Training, at a current hourly rate of $33.60, progressing to an hourly rate of $41.99 after five years.
Recruits participate in an extensive academic, physical and holistic simulation training program. The overall training program is designed to provide recruits with an understanding of their role at the TTC and a sound knowledge of laws and procedures. It is also aimed at developing skills required to deal with various public safety and customer service situations.
Throughout this training there will be tests and final examinations to be completed to a predetermined standard. Some of the subjects and activities covered in the training program include federal and provincial statutes, mental health awareness and crisis intervention, serving a diverse community, customer service excellence, transit operations, emergency procedures, tactical communications, de-escalation techniques, defensive tactics, and use of force. Failure to meet the minimum requirements of the Training Program may result in the termination of your employment.
All new TTC Special Constables are on probation for a period of 10 months commencing at the date of employment.
Successful candidates who resign from the TTC prior to 1 year of service are required to reimburse the TTC $3,000 in lieu of training costs.
Field Training Program
Upon completion of the Academic and Practical Skills Training Program, recruits participate in a six-month Field Training Program.
In this program, recruits are partnered with a Field Training Officer who has been selected and trained to continue the learning process. Recruits will be required to perform a variety of tasks to the satisfaction of their Field Training Officer, their Sergeant and the Staff Sergeant-Training and Administration.