Metrolinx partners with Black Engineers of Canada on first ever recruitment event

Ontario’s transit agency is planning and building an unprecedented number of projects right now. And they can’t do it alone. Metrolinx is holding a unique virtual recruitment event with help from Black Engineers of Canada. Find out how you can be part of it.

Metrolinx is teaming up with Black Engineers of Canada (BEC) to help bring more diverse perspectives to transit building.

The provincial transit agency and BEC will be holding an exclusive virtual recruitment event on June 23.

The one-hour session will give people a chance to learn more about everything from working at Metrolinx, the exciting transit projects underway, and current job openings.

Want to attend the event? Sign up here.

It’s also a chance for people to ask industry professionals questions about their experience working at Metrolinx.

“We are pleased that Metrolinx is identifying with our mission to develop pathways to excellence for Black engineers and engineering graduates in Canada,” said Ayo Abiola, P.Eng, director of membership and communications, Black Engineers of Canada.

Headshot of •	Ayo Daniel Abiola, Director of Communications & Membership @ BEC
Participants will be able to connect with representatives from Metrolinx and members of the Black Engineers of Canada like Ayo Daniel Abiola, BEC Director of Communications & Membership. (Ayo Abiola photo)

“This event will be one of many collaborations with Metrolinx, as they implement Ontario’s transportation strategies.”

Right now, Metrolinx is working on implementing the largest transit investment in Ontario’s history, with $75 billion in projects in planning underway, including the GO Expansion program, the four priority subway projects, as well as light rail projects in Toronto, Peel Region and Hamilton.

As Metrolinx continues to work on bringing more transit throughout the region, there’s no better time to focus on getting the right people on board.

Story by Scott Money, Metrolinx News team, with files from Michele Tiwari, Metrolinx campus & diversity events coordinator