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31 minutes ago, BusFreak93 said:

Hey Everyone, this will be a lengthier post however I hope the information included will be helpful for candidates with Special Medical Requirements. (Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, etc)

Applied: October 19th 2017

Invite received for Info Session: November 30th 2017

Info Session: December 6th 2017

Invite received for Interview: January 23rd 2018

Interview Date: February 27th 2018 - References called 4-5 business days later

Conditional Offer Call + Email received: March 10th 2018 

Medical Date: March 16th 2018 (Was advised to see sleep specialist)

Pre booked Sleep Specialist Appt: March 19th 2018 ** - Had I not had a pre existing specialist appointment, I would add 1-3 months to your timeline.

30 Day Sleep Monitoring Cycle Begins - Advised to stay in contact with recruiter and provide an update every 2 weeks on progress (no need to disclose medical specifics)

TPS Clearance Received: March 23rd 2018 - Scanned copy sent to recruiter as per instructions

Sleep Specialist Follow Up: April 19th 2018

Medysis File Completed: April 20th 2018

MTO Received Medysis File: April 23rd 2018 - Call MTO Medical Review Line 416 235 1773 to check for status updates.

MTO Approval Granted: May 7th 2018

Documentation Call: May 11th 2018

MTO Letter Received: May 14th 2018 (Not required by TTC, just for your own personal records ~ it pops up in the Training Dept's electronic system)

Documentation: May 16th 2018

Training Date Call: May 17th 2018

Training: Mode: Bus @ Wilson Bus Division : June 4th 2018

Any questions, feel free to ask. I'd like to thank everyone for posting in this forum as it made the long recruitment process a lot easier for me. Sounds like for many of you it will start to get even shorter!

 

Hey I had an interview on April 30 nothing after that?

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3 hours ago, Deepak said:

Hey I had an interview on April 30 nothing after that?

Not to be rude or anything but I've seen you ask the same question regarding this many times already. You've had your interview just over 2 weeks ago. You have to just wait it out. No news is good news. 

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5 hours ago, BusFreak93 said:

Hey Everyone, this will be a lengthier post however I hope the information included will be helpful for candidates with Special Medical Requirements. (Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, etc)

Applied: October 19th 2017

Invite received for Info Session: November 30th 2017

Info Session: December 6th 2017

Invite received for Interview: January 23rd 2018

Interview Date: February 27th 2018 - References called 4-5 business days later

Conditional Offer Call + Email received: March 10th 2018 

Medical Date: March 16th 2018 (Was advised to see sleep specialist)

Pre booked Sleep Specialist Appt: March 19th 2018 ** - Had I not had a pre existing specialist appointment, I would add 1-3 months to your timeline.

30 Day Sleep Monitoring Cycle Begins - Advised to stay in contact with recruiter and provide an update every 2 weeks on progress (no need to disclose medical specifics)

TPS Clearance Received: March 23rd 2018 - Scanned copy sent to recruiter as per instructions

Sleep Specialist Follow Up: April 19th 2018

Medysis File Completed: April 20th 2018

MTO Received Medysis File: April 23rd 2018 - Call MTO Medical Review Line 416 235 1773 to check for status updates.

MTO Approval Granted: May 7th 2018

Documentation Call: May 11th 2018

MTO Letter Received: May 14th 2018 (Not required by TTC, just for your own personal records ~ it pops up in the Training Dept's electronic system)

Documentation: May 16th 2018

Training Date Call: May 17th 2018

Training: Mode: Bus @ Wilson Bus Division : June 4th 2018

Any questions, feel free to ask. I'd like to thank everyone for posting in this forum as it made the long recruitment process a lot easier for me. Sounds like for many of you it will start to get even shorter!

 

Thanks so much for this information. I have an existing sleep apnea condition so my wait to be cleared by sleep doctor is frustrating. Your timeline is very helpful though. Good luck in training.

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5 hours ago, BusFreak93 said:

Hey Everyone, this will be a lengthier post however I hope the information included will be helpful for candidates with Special Medical Requirements. (Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, etc)

Applied: October 19th 2017

Invite received for Info Session: November 30th 2017

Info Session: December 6th 2017

Invite received for Interview: January 23rd 2018

Interview Date: February 27th 2018 - References called 4-5 business days later

Conditional Offer Call + Email received: March 10th 2018 

Medical Date: March 16th 2018 (Was advised to see sleep specialist)

Pre booked Sleep Specialist Appt: March 19th 2018 ** - Had I not had a pre existing specialist appointment, I would add 1-3 months to your timeline.

30 Day Sleep Monitoring Cycle Begins - Advised to stay in contact with recruiter and provide an update every 2 weeks on progress (no need to disclose medical specifics)

TPS Clearance Received: March 23rd 2018 - Scanned copy sent to recruiter as per instructions

Sleep Specialist Follow Up: April 19th 2018

Medysis File Completed: April 20th 2018

MTO Received Medysis File: April 23rd 2018 - Call MTO Medical Review Line 416 235 1773 to check for status updates.

MTO Approval Granted: May 7th 2018

Documentation Call: May 11th 2018

MTO Letter Received: May 14th 2018 (Not required by TTC, just for your own personal records ~ it pops up in the Training Dept's electronic system)

Documentation: May 16th 2018

Training Date Call: May 17th 2018

Training: Mode: Bus @ Wilson Bus Division : June 4th 2018

Any questions, feel free to ask. I'd like to thank everyone for posting in this forum as it made the long recruitment process a lot easier for me. Sounds like for many of you it will start to get even shorter!

 

I have sleep apnea. I did my medical on May 10th but they never told me I had to do any follow up appointments for that. At what point do they tell you to see the sleep specialist, during the medical at medysis or did they contact you after? It's been about a week since i did my medical and haven't been advised to see a sleep specialist.

44 minutes ago, Zerocool said:

Thanks so much for this information. I have an existing sleep apnea condition so my wait to be cleared by sleep doctor is frustrating. Your timeline is very helpful though. Good luck in training.

When did you find out you need to be cleared by a sleep doctor? I have sleep apnea and did my medical a week ago and haven't heard anything about having to see a sleep doctor

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After how long your references were contacted. Thanks

2 minutes ago, Hellothere said:

I did, my documentation next week. It seems things move really quickly once your documentation is booked. 

After how long your references were contacted and when was your interview 

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On 5/11/2018 at 5:22 PM, Hellothere said:

I see many questions (including myself) have to do with wait times. Maybe it will be beneficial for all of us to note our experience in regards to the interview process, here's mine so far:

In October 2017 I received my orientation invite. This oriention was about 4 hours. They explained what to expect being a transit operator in Toronto and I also had to complete 2 test. The first test was to solve as much math related questions as possible within a certain time frame, and the second test was for me to write a quick paragraph on a topic of their choice (ex. why I wanted to work with the TTC).These test are easy, what make them difficult is the amount of time they give you. you don't need to study. best advice I can give is to go in with a clear head; if you don't know the answer to the question move on to the next one, I never spent more than 15 seconds on a single question. For the paragraph you have to complete only use vocabulary you know how to spell, keep it simple, if you make a error don't erase just cross it out and keep going with your thought. If you can, try to write a rough draft first. 

Initially I had my interview schedule in January, then (due to personal reason) it was reschedule to March. Then reschedule again (due to ugh, me not following instructions) to April 2 2018.

2 to 3 days after that ttc was calling my references. 

On April 20 I Recieved a phone call/email in regards to a job offer (wohoo!). The email included a few documents which included my conditional offer of employment, pay, police clearance and some documents you need to sign for your medical. 

April 23 I completed my medical. Took 4 to 5 hours to complete. The first thing I'd like to say is affer you sign in you can't leave until you complete your urine test! Noone told me this! I had to take a crap but they  said if I leave I fail. I really had to go so they took me in pretty quickly to complete the urine test (pee in a cup, easy). From there They tested my eye sight, hearing and blood pressure. After that I complete a basic exercise test which consist of picking up 5lbs weight and setting it down above my head. After that I had to push a cart on wheels down the hallway and back. Tthheennnnn after that (leave the hardest for last) they had me pick up a 30-40lbs box with one hand carry it down the hallway then down a flight of stairs and back. Keep in mind they are checking your heart rate everytime you complete a task. 

On Friday may 5 I received my criminal record check in the mail from tps (same one you completed from the interview) and as instructed i forwarded it to my ttc contact. On the following Monday  i was told by email if everything turns out satisfactory I'll get information  for my documentation. 

Now I'm waiting................. 

 

I hope this gives some insight to some. I will update soon as I receive news. 

 

 

 

7 minutes ago, Deepak said:

After how long your references were contacted. Thanks

After how long your references were contacted and when was your interview 

See above for my experience I posted last week

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51 minutes ago, wiggum93 said:

I have sleep apnea. I did my medical on May 10th but they never told me I had to do any follow up appointments for that. At what point do they tell you to see the sleep specialist, during the medical at medysis or did they contact you after? It's been about a week since i did my medical and haven't been advised to see a sleep specialist.

When did you find out you need to be cleared by a sleep doctor? I have sleep apnea and did my medical a week ago and haven't heard anything about having to see a sleep doctor

There are a few things they are asking to try to establish if you fall into the sleep apnea category. There was one page in the paperwork asking about snoring etc. They also measure your neck as a larger circumference would warrant a sleep study. Also they take into consideration your BMI. My guess is maybe you raised no suspicion to even ask about sleep apnea. I'm guessing you are of average proportion and you answered desirably on paperwork I mentioned. You have absolutely nothing else to do but wait to be cleared. I however am overweight and disclosed my condition so just following their instructions. Its a damn shame since I am already treated with a CPAP I use every night. All I need is for sleep specialist to say I'm using cpap, not experiencing daytime drowsiness and that I'm fit to do shift work. Then I just attache 30 day compliance report from my cpap and I'm done. Problem is to get this three sentence note I have to wait 2 months for an appointment. You my friend are lucky and I am jealous lol. Good luck.

 

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28 minutes ago, wiggum93 said:

I have sleep apnea. I did my medical on May 10th but they never told me I had to do any follow up appointments for that. At what point do they tell you to see the sleep specialist, during the medical at medysis or did they contact you after? It's been about a week since i did my medical and haven't been advised to see a sleep specialist.

When did you find out you need to be cleared by a sleep doctor? I have sleep apnea and did my medical a week ago and haven't heard anything about having to see a sleep doctor

My medical was on Feb. 16. The doctor who examined me measured my BMI and my neck (These were questions on the forms they ask you to fill out before the medical). He asked me then if I had sleep apnea. I told him that I didn't think I did. (As well, I'm on the chubby side, so this is probably why he asked).  He made a report that advised that I do a sleep test before I could move forward.

I was able to do the test (I have sleep apnea). Do 3 follow ups with the sleep doctor  and rectified my apnea with a CPAP machine (the requirement was to get 30 days of data from CPAP machine use).

I passed and my sleep doctor wrote up a report advising that I was good to go on April 17.

I got the call for documentation on May 11 to go in on May 16.

Got the call for start training date today, May 17.

Start date is June 4, division Eglinton.

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11 minutes ago, Mazinger Z said:

My medical was on Feb. 16. The doctor who examined me measured my BMI and my neck (These were questions on the forms they ask you to fill out before the medical). He asked me then if I had sleep apnea. I told him that I didn't think I did. (As well, I'm on the chubby side, so this is probably why he asked).  He made a report that advised that I do a sleep test before I could move forward.

I was able to do the test (I have sleep apnea). Do 3 follow ups with the sleep doctor  and rectified my apnea with a CPAP machine (the requirement was to get 30 days of data from CPAP machine use).

I passed and my sleep doctor wrote up a report advising that I was good to go on April 17.

I got the call for documentation on May 11 to go in on May 16.

Got the call for start training date today, May 17.

Start date is June 4, division Eglinton.

How did you get referred to sleep specialist by doctor, get appointment with sleep specialist, get booked for a sleep study and log 30 days on your cpap in two months? I need the name of this doctor. 

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22 minutes ago, Zerocool said:

There are a few things they are asking to try to establish if you fall into the sleep apnea category. There was one page in the paperwork asking about snoring etc. They also measure your neck as a larger circumference would warrant a sleep study. Also they take into consideration your BMI. My guess is maybe you raised no suspicion to even ask about sleep apnea. I'm guessing you are of average proportion and you answered desirably on paperwork I mentioned. You have absolutely nothing else to do but wait to be cleared. I however am overweight and disclosed my condition so just following their instructions. Its a damn shame since I am already treated with a CPAP I use every night. All I need is for sleep specialist to say I'm using cpap, not experiencing daytime drowsiness and that I'm fit to do shift work. Then I just attache 30 day compliance report from my cpap and I'm done. Problem is to get this three sentence note I have to wait 2 months for an appointment. You my friend are lucky and I am jealous lol. Good luck.

 

 

19 minutes ago, Mazinger Z said:

My medical was on Feb. 16. The doctor who examined me measured my BMI and my neck (These were questions on the forms they ask you to fill out before the medical). He asked me then if I had sleep apnea. I told him that I didn't think I did. (As well, I'm on the chubby side, so this is probably why he asked).  He made a report that advised that I do a sleep test before I could move forward.

I was able to do the test (I have sleep apnea). Do 3 follow ups with the sleep doctor  and rectified my apnea with a CPAP machine (the requirement was to get 30 days of data from CPAP machine use).

I passed and my sleep doctor wrote up a report advising that I was good to go on April 17.

I got the call for documentation on May 11 to go in on May 16.

Got the call for start training date today, May 17.

Start date is June 4, division Eglinton.

When I did my paperwork I mentioned I had been diagnosed with sleep apnea. They never measured my neck, just my BMI which I'm sure was standard for everyone. When they questioned me I told them I have the cpap machine but I also changed my lifestyle (more fat burning cardio instead of weightlifting, and cleaner eating), and that the result was my sleep apnea symptoms have decreased dramatically or are non existent on days I don't use the cpap. Hopefully they don't call back saying I need to see a sleep doctor.

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4 minutes ago, wiggum93 said:

 

When I did my paperwork I mentioned I had been diagnosed with sleep apnea. They never measured my neck, just my BMI which I'm sure was standard for everyone. When they questioned me I told them I have the cpap machine but I also changed my lifestyle (more fat burning cardio instead of weightlifting, and cleaner eating), and that the result was my sleep apnea symptoms have decreased dramatically or are non existent on days I don't use the cpap. Hopefully they don't call back saying I need to see a sleep doctor.

If you got out of that office with no to do lists you are certainly being cleared as is

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17 minutes ago, Zerocool said:

How did you get referred to sleep specialist by doctor, get appointment with sleep specialist, get booked for a sleep study and log 30 days on your cpap in two months? I need the name of this doctor. 

Honestly, the receptionist gave me a paper for sleep care canada and told me to call one of the locations to make an appointment. I was able to make one within a week.

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1 minute ago, Mazinger Z said:

Honestly, the receptionist gave me a paper for sleep care canada and told me to call one of the locations to make an appointment. I was able to make one within a week.

Can you pm me the name of the doctor? 

I've called all around and the soonest I can get in is 1-2 months. They haven't even been able to give me an appointment after my referral. Total joke since I just need a note and have already been diagnosed and treated for 5+ years.

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2 hours ago, wiggum93 said:

I have sleep apnea. I did my medical on May 10th but they never told me I had to do any follow up appointments for that. At what point do they tell you to see the sleep specialist, during the medical at medysis or did they contact you after? It's been about a week since i did my medical and haven't been advised to see a sleep specialist.

When did you find out you need to be cleared by a sleep doctor? I have sleep apnea and did my medical a week ago and haven't heard anything about having to see a sleep doctor

If you have sleep apnea but it falls within the safety standards for MTO or is currently being actively treated (either via BiPap or CPAP) then you should be fine. However in some cases they still ask for a follow up specialist appointment so they can see you are using your device and don't need further treatment. I was told regardless of my level of sleep apnea I need a follow up at least every couple of years .

I was informed at my Medysis appointment that I need to see a sleep specialist.

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2 minutes ago, BusFreak93 said:

If you have sleep apnea but it falls within the safety standards for MTO or is currently being actively treated (either via BiPap or CPAP) then you should be fine. 

I was told at my Medysis appointment that I need to see a sleep specialist.

Even if you are actively treated for sleep apnea they need a sleep doctor to write a note clearing you along with a 30 day compliance report. I think if you are overweight, indicate you snore, or you are drowsy at all they send you to book a sleep assesment. If you are currently diagnosed you still have to see the sleep specialist. It pays to be thin and healthy lol.

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1 minute ago, Zerocool said:

Even if you are actively treated for sleep apnea they need a sleep doctor to write a note clearing you along with a 30 day compliance report. I think if you are overweight, indicate you snore, or you are drowsy at all they send you to book a sleep assesment. If you are currently diagnosed you still have to see the sleep specialist. It pays to be thin and healthy lol.

Haha I am thin and healthy but have a genetic condition and enlarged tonsils. There are so many factors that can create sleep apnea 😉

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40 minutes ago, BusFreak93 said:

If you have sleep apnea but it falls within the safety standards for MTO or is currently being actively treated (either via BiPap or CPAP) then you should be fine. However in some cases they still ask for a follow up specialist appointment so they can see you are using your device and don't need further treatment. I was told regardless of my level of sleep apnea I need a follow up at least every couple of years .

I was informed at my Medysis appointment that I need to see a sleep specialist.

I guess I'm just lucky I don't need to see a specialist...

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Hello, I've a question regarding the training date. Can we request the training date to me moved to another date (like 2-3 weeks later from the training date).

I looked through the pages to find a similar request any of the fellow members of this group made to the TTC hiring team but couldn't find anything. I've my documentation next week (May 25, 2018) and I believe, going by the timelines of others, there is a 2 weeks gap between documentation and training date.  Due to some personal reasons, I'm leaving out of the country and will be back in July first week. I'm hoping the HR team gives me an extension of 3 weeks to join training. Any input is appreciated

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13 minutes ago, hookahbar said:

Hello, I've a question regarding the training date. Can we request the training date to me moved to another date (like 2-3 weeks later from the training date).

I looked through the pages to find a similar request any of the fellow members of this group made to the TTC hiring team but couldn't find anything. I've my documentation next week (May 25, 2018) and I believe, going by the timelines of others, there is a 2 weeks gap between documentation and training date.  Due to some personal reasons, I'm leaving out of the country and will be back in July first week. I'm hoping the HR team gives me an extension of 3 weeks to join training. Any input is appreciated

Shouldn't be an issue, 

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3 hours ago, hookahbar said:

Hello, I've a question regarding the training date. Can we request the training date to me moved to another date (like 2-3 weeks later from the training date).

I looked through the pages to find a similar request any of the fellow members of this group made to the TTC hiring team but couldn't find anything. I've my documentation next week (May 25, 2018) and I believe, going by the timelines of others, there is a 2 weeks gap between documentation and training date.  Due to some personal reasons, I'm leaving out of the country and will be back in July first week. I'm hoping the HR team gives me an extension of 3 weeks to join training. Any input is appreciated

As long as you have a legit reason it's no problem. I had mine delayed too due to school

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Hey everyone, I've come to the end of the recruitment process and thought I would share my timeline with you all. If there's anyone starting June 4 along with me, please get in touch. If there's anyone who is just starting out and has some questions, I'd be happy to help out. Please let me know! 

Applied: November 26, 2017
Info session invite: December 20, 2017
Info session: January 9, 2018
Interview invite: February 12, 2018
Interview: March 13, 2018
Conditional offer: March 19, 2018
Signed conditional offer: March 22, 2018
Medical/drug test: March 27, 2018
Received police clearance: April 5, 2018
Call for documentation: May 5, 2018
Documentation: May 11, 2018
Call for training: May 17, 2018
Training start date: June 4, 2018

 

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10 hours ago, WannabeTTC said:

Hey everyone, I've come to the end of the recruitment process and thought I would share my timeline with you all. If there's anyone starting June 4 along with me, please get in touch. If there's anyone who is just starting out and has some questions, I'd be happy to help out. Please let me know! 

Applied: November 26, 2017
Info session invite: December 20, 2017
Info session: January 9, 2018
Interview invite: February 12, 2018
Interview: March 13, 2018
Conditional offer: March 19, 2018
Signed conditional offer: March 22, 2018
Medical/drug test: March 27, 2018
Received police clearance: April 5, 2018
Call for documentation: May 5, 2018
Documentation: May 11, 2018
Call for training: May 17, 2018
Training start date: June 4, 2018

 

Me!! Haha 🙃 bright and early at 06:30

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