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The Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project (ECLRT) is the first major transit expansion in Toronto in over 50 years, creating thousands of job opportunities. At peak construction, over 2000 people will be employed directly and indirectly by the project.

Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS) is home to a team of highly qualified and experienced people from the heart of our city and around the world. At CTS, we take the task of building the largest transit expansion in Toronto history seriously. We have a dynamic culture that is perfect for professionals interested in taking on their next challenge.

Crosslinx recognizes the positive value that a diverse and inclusive workforce brings into its organization. Our ability to identify and embrace the diverse thought and contribution of all our people is critical in executing our vision for this project, as such; CTS will continue to embrace diversity and inclusivity as a core organizational objective. We are continuously improving and generating fresh opportunities to strengthen our connections with diverse groups. Together with our community partners, we will strive to be a leader in providing a diverse and inclusive workplace.

This is a massive project, and we require individuals with a diverse range of skills and experience. If you are interested in helping to build the ECLRT, please visit our Job Opportunities page. If you are a member of a union, please contact your union local to learn about upcoming opportunities.

  • For local communities
    We want our communities to build with us. We are looking for highly motivated and qualified people to join our team. Currently, we are working with trade unions, subcontractors and employment service providers to supply skilled labourers for the construction of this project. In doing so, we aim to maximize opportunities for local residents and members of historically disadvantaged and equity-seeking groups.
  • For businesses
    We need strong partners to successfully deliver a transit infrastructure project of this magnitude. There are many opportunities for businesses in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to get involved with our work. Visit our Vendor Opportunities page to learn how to get involved.

Employee Spotlight

At Crosslinx Transit Solutions, our employees are our biggest and most valuable asset.

We are comprised of many diverse and talented individuals that have global experience in large construction projects. More importantly, they are interesting people who share a strong passion for building this transit project to keep people moving in our city.

  • Mitch Lavoie – Storage Facility Supervisor

    Mitch Lavoie is no stranger to the construction industry. After entering into materials management at age 16, he spent time as a millwright, a pipe fitter, an iron worker and an independent contractor. His experience has taken him to various fields, including nuclear, petrochemical, hydroelectric, engineered wood products and automotive.

    In September 2016, Mitch joined the CTS team, making his first foray into transit infrastructure. As the Storage Facility Supervisor, he manages shipments at our Caledonia Storage Facility including materials, equipment and machinery needed across the project. A huge infrastructure project like the Crosstown requires huge amounts of materials; to stay ahead and keep organized, Mitch holds a daily planning session so he and his team can stay ahead of the curve and keep warehouse operations on-track.

    Mitch demonstrates a commitment to safety through his morning tool-box talks and his constant observation of facility activities throughout the day. Drawing from his wealth of experience, he also provides various materials recommendations to site team members who reach out for advice.

  • Erin Rose - Superintendent, Fairbank Station

    Erin Rose started her career as a concrete finisher in 1979, working with her dad. Moving up from her humble beginnings, she’s now the superintendent at Fairbank Station, managing up to 20 subcontractors at a time.

    She’s recognized by both her peers and those working for her as an inspirational leader, always willing to step in, offer encouragement, and make sure her team has the tools to do the job safely. Her station and team has been recognized internally for their strong commitment to safety, in part thanks to Erin’s efforts.

    Erin frequently goes above-and-beyond; she took it upon herself to coach Ahmed Abdi (pictured, right), a carpenter apprentice on site. “As a young kid growing up in the neighbourhood, I did not expect to meet the superintendent of the site, but from the first day Erin has been coaching me,” said Ahmed. “She has been helping me to build confidence, and motivates me to do well every day. She puts her whole heart into helping us do well.”

    Outside of the job site, Erin is one of CTS’ top community ambassadors. She once stepped in to help a local resident suffering with mental health issues, and has volunteered to help mentor young women interested in STEM and labour careers.

  • Shima

    Shima Avarzamani, Project Coordinator – Permits, Licenses and Approvals

    Shima moved to Canada from Iran in June 2014, but couldn’t find a job without first having Canadian experience. She volunteered with the city of Toronto, until she saw a CTS job online knew for which she knew she’d be great fit. Now, Shima finalizes the various permits required for the project. As CTS doesn’t have a pre-established framework for a project like the Crosstown, Shima and the rest of the permits team work with the city to find out permit requirements, and ensure Crosslinx is compliant to minimize the delays faced from improper or incorrect permit filing.

    The best part of her job? “I love my colleagues. I’ve made so many friends from different backgrounds. They teach me so much – things you can’t get from books, schools, or anywhere else,” says Shima. “I’ve already learned so many things about areas that I’ve never worked in before.”

    Shima’s favourite food is Mexican, especially from Chipotle at Yonge and Eglinton! She loves to swim and to paddle in the summer. Her favourite sports to watch are soccer, volleyball and wrestling – because the Iranian team is really good!

  • Scott Shaw, Superintendent – Cedarvale Station

    Scott Shaw grew up in Bobcaygeon, a small town in central Ontario. Today he’s a superintendent on one of the biggest construction projects in North America, overseeing day-to-day operations and construction at our Cedarvale site, which will undoubtedly be one of the busiest stations on the line when complete. Scott’s experience is vast – he’s been with EllisDon since 1999, working on projects such as jails, hospitals, schools and parking garages.

    Scott’s favourite part of the job is coordinating with his team to solve problems and create something important. “I like working with the guys on site, taking nothing and building something great,” says Scott. “At the end of the day, I’m proud that this project will improve the lives of everyday people in the city.”

    Above all else, Scott’s chief priority is the health and safety of his workers. “I want everyone on my site to go home every day to see their partner and their kids, go on holidays, play with their dog, stuff like that. I don’t want anyone to get hurt; it’s a big deal and it’s a sense of pride for me.”

    Outside of the job site, Scott has a number of interesting hobbies. He’s been a licensed scuba diver for 10 years, and he does competitive bass fishing! Every year when the winter comes around, he tries to travel south for a week or two to go diving.

Next Employee

Apprenticeship Program

We are excited to provide apprenticeship opportunities throughout the construction of this project.

There is no single apprenticeship pathway for the construction industry, so CTS works with labour unions and contractors to deliver apprenticeship opportunities. We promote the use of new and existing programs to provide apprenticeship opportunities to at-risk youth, women, Aboriginal persons, new Canadians, military veterans and Eglinton Avenue-area residents to successfully pursue a career in construction trades.

We also recognize that there are barriers to entering construction. CTS works with local employment service providers to reduce these barriers so apprentices can enter trades and complete their training.

We are helping to build Toronto’s skilled labour force and give opportunities to individuals who have historically been excluded from such opportunities. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT (ECLRT) project will create thousands of jobs, over 2000 during peak construction. This project will help develop a strong workforce for decades to come.

At Crosslinx Transit Solutions, our employees are our biggest and most valuable asset.

We are comprised of many diverse and talented individuals that have global experience in large construction projects. More importantly, they are interesting people who share a strong passion for building this transit project to keep people moving in our city.

  • Mitch Lavoie – Storage Facility Supervisor

    Mitch Lavoie is no stranger to the construction industry. After entering into materials management at age 16, he spent time as a millwright, a pipe fitter, an iron worker and an independent contractor. His experience has taken him to various fields, including nuclear, petrochemical, hydroelectric, engineered wood products and automotive.

    In September 2016, Mitch joined the CTS team, making his first foray into transit infrastructure. As the Storage Facility Supervisor, he manages shipments at our Caledonia Storage Facility including materials, equipment and machinery needed across the project. A huge infrastructure project like the Crosstown requires huge amounts of materials; to stay ahead and keep organized, Mitch holds a daily planning session so he and his team can stay ahead of the curve and keep warehouse operations on-track.

    Mitch demonstrates a commitment to safety through his morning tool-box talks and his constant observation of facility activities throughout the day. Drawing from his wealth of experience, he also provides various materials recommendations to site team members who reach out for advice.

  • Erin Rose - Superintendent, Fairbank Station

    Erin Rose started her career as a concrete finisher in 1979, working with her dad. Moving up from her humble beginnings, she’s now the superintendent at Fairbank Station, managing up to 20 subcontractors at a time.

    She’s recognized by both her peers and those working for her as an inspirational leader, always willing to step in, offer encouragement, and make sure her team has the tools to do the job safely. Her station and team has been recognized internally for their strong commitment to safety, in part thanks to Erin’s efforts.

    Erin frequently goes above-and-beyond; she took it upon herself to coach Ahmed Abdi (pictured, right), a carpenter apprentice on site. “As a young kid growing up in the neighbourhood, I did not expect to meet the superintendent of the site, but from the first day Erin has been coaching me,” said Ahmed. “She has been helping me to build confidence, and motivates me to do well every day. She puts her whole heart into helping us do well.”

    Outside of the job site, Erin is one of CTS’ top community ambassadors. She once stepped in to help a local resident suffering with mental health issues, and has volunteered to help mentor young women interested in STEM and labour careers.

  • Shima

    Shima Avarzamani, Project Coordinator – Permits, Licenses and Approvals

    Shima moved to Canada from Iran in June 2014, but couldn’t find a job without first having Canadian experience. She volunteered with the city of Toronto, until she saw a CTS job online knew for which she knew she’d be great fit. Now, Shima finalizes the various permits required for the project. As CTS doesn’t have a pre-established framework for a project like the Crosstown, Shima and the rest of the permits team work with the city to find out permit requirements, and ensure Crosslinx is compliant to minimize the delays faced from improper or incorrect permit filing.

    The best part of her job? “I love my colleagues. I’ve made so many friends from different backgrounds. They teach me so much – things you can’t get from books, schools, or anywhere else,” says Shima. “I’ve already learned so many things about areas that I’ve never worked in before.”

    Shima’s favourite food is Mexican, especially from Chipotle at Yonge and Eglinton! She loves to swim and to paddle in the summer. Her favourite sports to watch are soccer, volleyball and wrestling – because the Iranian team is really good!

  • Scott Shaw, Superintendent – Cedarvale Station

    Scott Shaw grew up in Bobcaygeon, a small town in central Ontario. Today he’s a superintendent on one of the biggest construction projects in North America, overseeing day-to-day operations and construction at our Cedarvale site, which will undoubtedly be one of the busiest stations on the line when complete. Scott’s experience is vast – he’s been with EllisDon since 1999, working on projects such as jails, hospitals, schools and parking garages.

    Scott’s favourite part of the job is coordinating with his team to solve problems and create something important. “I like working with the guys on site, taking nothing and building something great,” says Scott. “At the end of the day, I’m proud that this project will improve the lives of everyday people in the city.”

    Above all else, Scott’s chief priority is the health and safety of his workers. “I want everyone on my site to go home every day to see their partner and their kids, go on holidays, play with their dog, stuff like that. I don’t want anyone to get hurt; it’s a big deal and it’s a sense of pride for me.”

    Outside of the job site, Scott has a number of interesting hobbies. He’s been a licensed scuba diver for 10 years, and he does competitive bass fishing! Every year when the winter comes around, he tries to travel south for a week or two to go diving.

Next Employee

We are excited to provide apprenticeship opportunities throughout the construction of this project.

There is no single apprenticeship pathway for the construction industry, so CTS works with labour unions and contractors to deliver apprenticeship opportunities. We promote the use of new and existing programs to provide apprenticeship opportunities to at-risk youth, women, Aboriginal persons, new Canadians, military veterans and Eglinton Avenue-area residents to successfully pursue a career in construction trades.

We also recognize that there are barriers to entering construction. CTS works with local employment service providers to reduce these barriers so apprentices can enter trades and complete their training.

We are helping to build Toronto’s skilled labour force and give opportunities to individuals who have historically been excluded from such opportunities. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT (ECLRT) project will create thousands of jobs, over 2000 during peak construction. This project will help develop a strong workforce for decades to come.