Mechanics generally work as full-time employees of bus companies and transit authorities, and may be part of a unionized work environment. Mechanics often work shifts, as so many fleets of buses run twenty-four hours a day.
Benefits generally include medical, drug, and dental plans for full-time employees; overtime possibilities; on-the-job training; and uniform provision.
There are a number of ways to become a bus mechanic. For instance, you could work as an apprentice and take courses either at work or on nights or days when you are not working. You could start on the job after you have graduated with a Heavy Equipment Technician or Diesel Mechanic Technician Certificate from a recognized community college, and work toward your further certification in the workplace.
Licensing and job prerequisites and requirements vary from province to province, so it's important to check out your options.