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your flight time ?

500+ PIC JET
30
5%
500+ PIC JET 2 CREW
70
11%
500+ PIC TURBOPROP 2 CREW
103
17%
1000+ F/O JET/TURBOPROP 2 CREW
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3000/ More
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by SAExpress » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:07 pm

Hmm ok thanks. I guess I did technically apply before but that was about 6 years ago. Have you gotten an interview?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by FOD_Vacuum » Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:31 am

No interview of any kind yet-Fingers crossed. I have been applying steady for years. I believe if you used the same email six years ago, then that would explain your situation.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Alcoholism » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:15 pm

FOD_Vacuum wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:31 am
No interview of any kind yet-Fingers crossed. I have been applying steady for years. I believe if you used the same email six years ago, then that would explain your situation.
consider yourself lucky.. fingers crossed
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by FOD_Vacuum » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:15 am

Alcoholism wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:15 pm
FOD_Vacuum wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:31 am
No interview of any kind yet-Fingers crossed. I have been applying steady for years. I believe if you used the same email six years ago, then that would explain your situation.
consider yourself lucky.. fingers crossed
Come again?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by FighterPilot » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:38 am

Anyone know if they have Feb and/or March GSs scheduled? I know calls have gone out for the Jan 7th and I would assume the 28th course as well?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by jpilot77 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:56 am

There’s a course every 3 weeks with 30-40 people for the foreseeable future. They tend not to have many during the summer though.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by schnitzel2k3 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:16 pm

I've got ex-pat buddies starting in March, call went out in November.

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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by FighterPilot » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:44 pm

Thanks, just trying to get an idea of how far ahead they’ve “filled” the ground schools.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by admorr » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:38 pm

Hello all,

I have a question about updating my resume. I would like to update my resume from time to time by adding accumulated hours. Perhaps I am missing something, but it's not obvious to me how this is accomplished on the application website. I suppose I could keep submitting new applications as my hours accumulate, but I am thinking there may be a better way than having to continually submit new applications.

Is anyone able to offer any assistance in this regard?

Also, I note in a previous post that an applicant was concerned that he/she had not received an "email shortly" after submitting the application. I submitted an application (2nd application) about one week ago and I have not yet received the email.

Can anyone confirm definitively if I should expect an email, or is it because this is my second application I should not expect to receive an email?

Thanks very much for any assistance.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Malx24 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:30 pm

Only way to update your hours on the website it to reapply. You should get a confirmation email when any application is properly submitted, but apparently certain browsers don't work as well as others in making sure they receive it. So if you don't get that email I suggest using Firefox or Google chrome to submit your application.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by admorr » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:43 pm

Thanks very much - greatly appreciated.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by iflyroads » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 pm

jpilot77 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:56 am
There’s a course every 3 weeks with 30-40 people for the foreseeable future. They tend not to have many during the summer though.
Hiring will not slow down for summer 2019
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by FOD_Vacuum » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:40 pm

You will not receive an email to subsequent applications for same email used on the same job ID as per Air Canada’s tech email. This should clear up all the confusion.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by lokito50 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:59 pm

iflyroads wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Hiring will not slow down for summer 2019
And you know this how?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Lightchop » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:07 pm

lokito50 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:59 pm
iflyroads wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Hiring will not slow down for summer 2019
And you know this how?
Because they need 600 pilots just to stay on track with vacancies and the new FTDT rules. Hiring will not slow for likely they next 2-3 years
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by RVR6000 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:04 pm

lokito50 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:59 pm
iflyroads wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Hiring will not slow down for summer 2019
And you know this how?
70% + positions are vacant on the 320 FO list.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Gonzodriver » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:02 pm

Any word on what slots were offered for the most recent class?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by nightbird » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:37 pm

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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by altiplano » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:13 pm

Latest newsletter from the head shed is saying they expect to hire 450 in 2019.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by The Raven » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:28 pm

By 2020 the average Air Canada pilot will only have 7 years service with the Company. I suppose that means that if you have 8 years service in 2020 you are in the top half of the seniority list.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Daniel Cooper » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:37 am

As many as 500 this year and 400 next year. Then tapering off to around 200 a year after that. Air Georgian pilots will likely make up a large portion of the classes for the beginning of the year. If they meet the requirements.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by pianokeys » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:05 am

The Raven wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:28 pm
By 2020 the average Air Canada pilot will only have 7 years service with the Company. I suppose that means that if you have 8 years service in 2020 you are in the top half of the seniority list.
Having minimal seniority spread sucks, and will suck more with time.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by BlueSkies12 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:23 pm

Here the latest bulletin from the VP of flight ops
Cheers

FLIGHT OPERATIONS NEWS
This last year was a busy year in which we hired 453 pilots and we anticipate hiring
the same amount this year. I am often asked what we look for in new hire pilots. We
like some education and that they come from a good flying school with good practical
experience in the industry. We also prefer pilots who have come through our regional
airlines as they are the closest match to our operation and SOPs. But we do also hire
approximately 20% for other airlines and organizations.
The most important thing we look for is a pilot who wants to work here, respects the
job, respects the profession and appreciates the tremendous opportunity they have
been given here due to the hard work of the pilots and all employees who have and
still work at Air Canada. Our present success is due to this hard work and to continue
in this direction everyone needs to understand our past and understand our future.
Each new pilot also needs to understand and appreciate this.
Our training department is working at 120% and we are doing simulator sessions in
YYZ, YVR, FRA, LGW and MIA. This will continue during the rest of the Spring and then
start up again in the Fall for our existing crews and we will continue training new hires
during the summer.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Gonzodriver » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:41 pm

nightbird wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:37 pm
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What about this week's course??
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Blueshift » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:18 pm

Does anyone know the most recent retirement estimates on a yearly basis?
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