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Introducing Young Workers: A Breath of Fresh Air

Traditionally, traffic control has been dominated by experienced workers with years of expertise under their belts. While their knowledge is invaluable, it's time to embrace a new generation of workers who bring a fresh perspective and innovative ideas to the table.

By actively hiring and training young workers, we are injecting new energy into the industry. These enthusiastic individuals are eager to learn and are quick to adapt to new technologies and techniques. They bring a unique set of skills that can help us tackle the ever-evolving challenges of traffic control safety.

Who Are TCPs and how to become one?


There are no program prerequisites. However, participants should:

  1. have a good command of spoken and written English;

  2. have a good understanding of the rules of the road (class 5 or other driver’s license is recommended);

  3. be mentally and physically prepared to do the required work; and

  4. have valid government issued ID

Also, section 5.4.1 of the Traffic Management Manual for Work on Roadways Manual (TMM) states that TCPs should be physically and mentally prepared to do the required work, and should have the following characteristics:

  • good vision

  • good hearing

  • alertness and mature judgement

  • intelligence and common sense

  • pleasant, cooperative disposition

  • sense of responsibility for the safety of themselves and others


  1. First time TCPs, register for the 2-Day TCP Course with Lizbeth West. This course involves an instructor-led classroom and on-road practical component.

  2. Successfully complete this course by passing both the written exam with a minimum mark of 80% and the practical evaluation with 100%.

  3. You will be issued a TCP Record of Completion (ROC) card, valid for three years.

  4. To renew, register and successfully complete the 1-Day TCP Renewal Course. This course gives you a choice of an instructor-led classroom or self-paced e-learning option.

  5. Successfully complete a TCP Renewal course by passing the written exam (minimum score of 80%)

  6. You will be issued a new ROC valid for three years.






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