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Re: Hiring?

#26 Post by GATRKGA » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:33 pm

How does fleet selection usually happen?

Do you know what you're being hired onto, is there a seniority draw like AC and then you pick from available types?

How many years for upgrade at the moment? Is there matrix for upgrade? Or seniority based?

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Re: Hiring?

#27 Post by TFTMB heavy » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:49 am

Pretty sure management decides based on requirements and experience. Seniority in a class is based on an experience matrix.

Upgrade is minimum 5000 hours, seniority based and sitting at 3-4 years right now.
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#28 Post by Scuba_Steve » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:51 am

I'll dispel any concerns about being a non french speaker.

I'm an Anglo with poor french language skills (they have improved considerably since I started here) I can rattle off a PA and crack a few jokes en francais.

Been here 6 years and its never been an issue, everyone is really chill about it. There was a time when TS preferred to hire french speakers but there are loads of us Anglos on the property some even in management and training positions. As long as you're open to learning some french and don't mind it being spoken around you, you'll be fine. its been a lot of fun!

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#29 Post by acid_burn » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:18 am

Anyone apply recently and get a call? Any idea what they are looking/hiring for time? Do they want 704/705 time?
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#30 Post by TFTMB heavy » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:26 am

Looks like more hiring into the new year, for the next 4-5 months.
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Re: Hiring?

#31 Post by Jean-Pierre » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:46 am

Could someone please explain how the bond is? It is 3 year yes? No pro rated? How much is it for?
Is it true they only want you to pay it back if you use they type rating at another company?
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#32 Post by MKIII » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:51 am

Same type + same seat = bonds apply

Ex: You’re FO737 and you move to Sunwing on the right seat... you pay the bond.

You’re FO737 and manage to get a DEC captain at another company...no bond.
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#33 Post by TFTMB heavy » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:10 am

Prorated, 30k I think.
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#34 Post by Galatica » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:33 pm

Hi

Are they Hiring FO s on the 737 NG now? Would like to know if they would consider 2300 plus TT, B 737 NG type (0 hours), ATPL, 2000 hrs plus transport category Turboprop.

Any insights would be much appreciated.
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#35 Post by FL-280 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:35 am

Please tell me how you have a 737 type rating but zero hours on the aircraft?
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#36 Post by Galatica » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:53 am

I got the type done along with my FAA ATPL checkride. The new requirements for FAA ATP requires one to train in a certain category sim before writing the written exam. I opted to do the type on the 737 NG as well because of the package offered at that time.
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#37 Post by Panama Jack » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:56 am

FL-280 wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:35 am
Please tell me how you have a 737 type rating but zero hours on the aircraft?

Of course, it only takes a few minutes for a self-appointed member of AvCanada's type rating Gestapo to appear.


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Re: Hiring?

#38 Post by bob99 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:39 pm

Anyone have info on future ground schools coming up/rest of the year?
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#39 Post by Generator » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:15 pm

bob99 wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:39 pm
Anyone have info on future ground schools coming up/rest of the year?
There should be an upcoming groundschool this fall.
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#40 Post by confusedalot » Thu May 10, 2018 7:08 pm

Just talked to a friend of mine who is as old as I am at big red. Not a management type mind you, but pretty close. He tells me that big red is poaching pilots anyplace they can, and that would include transat. Not confirmed, but sounds they just took 20 transat drivers in a blink of an eye. suspect they will keep doing that sort of thing to fill their 2 groundschools of 40 people each for what is now the foreseeable future.. They are doing the same thing with Westjet, but in a bigger way.

So as far as transat is concerned, expect lots of hiring to replace people who are leaving. Talk about the klondike gold rush and stepping stones........
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Re: Hiring?

#41 Post by PT6onH20 » Fri May 11, 2018 10:13 am

confusedalot wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 7:08 pm
Just talked to a friend of mine who is as old as I am at big red. Not a management type mind you, but pretty close. He tells me that big red is poaching pilots anyplace they can, and that would include transat. Not confirmed, but sounds they just took 20 transat drivers in a blink of an eye. suspect they will keep doing that sort of thing to fill their 2 groundschools of 40 people each for what is now the foreseeable future.. They are doing the same thing with Westjet, but in a bigger way.

So as far as transat is concerned, expect lots of hiring to replace people who are leaving. Talk about the klondike gold rush and stepping stones........
As per new hire bios, not a single person in the last AC PIT course (mid-April) was from Transat.
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#42 Post by bob99 » Fri May 11, 2018 10:40 am

Ya I've seen the new hire bids for the last few AC classes- very few from AT. Lots from Encore.
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#43 Post by Ridhwik » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:10 am

Any idea if they’re hiring and opening their pilot application portal anytime soon?
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#44 Post by Dry Guy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:08 pm

They're hiring them before they have a chance to go to Transat.
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#45 Post by citizenbanana » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:42 am

Can't find a portal for Transat is it on their website when there is an opening?
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#46 Post by Oxi » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:55 am

E-mails/Calls are going out for interviews
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#48 Post by daedalusx » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:12 am

Is the YVR base seasonal ?
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#49 Post by ahramin » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:32 pm

There is no YVR base. YYZ and YUL only.
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#50 Post by daedalusx » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:24 pm

Though so but saw it listed on PCC ...
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