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Ornge

#1 Post by indieadventurer » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:17 pm

Hi, looking for info on Ornge, pay, schedule, moral, upgrade times. Haven't seen a posting for pilots recently, safe to assume guys and gals are happy there? Feel free to PM.
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Re: Ornge

#2 Post by indieadventurer » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:46 pm

Anyone? Even second hand info would be appreciated...
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#3 Post by flyinhigh » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:12 am

Well this is over a year old, however they are on contract.

FO's start in low-mid forties with upgrade times being 2-3 years or more (Captains don't leave). When upgraded a new Captain can apparently make 90K in year one with a bit of OT. Schedule is 4 on 4 off, rotating days and nights 12 hour shifts.

If you are hired, you will end up in Timmins or Sioux Lookout until you have seniority that will allow Thunder Bay.


AND everything I just wrote is BS as I just saw the Job Ad for Captains....
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#4 Post by toelessjoe » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:41 am

flyinhigh wrote:Well this is over a year old, however they are on contract.

FO's start in low-mid forties with upgrade times being 2-3 years or more (Captains don't leave). When upgraded a new Captain can apparently make 90K in year one with a bit of OT. Schedule is 4 on 4 off, rotating days and nights 12 hour shifts.

If you are hired, you will end up in Timmins or Sioux Lookout until you have seniority that will allow Thunder Bay.


AND everything I just wrote is BS as I just saw the Job Ad for Captains....
:lol: If you can't laugh at yourself once in a while you ain't livin' right. The last line made me spit my coffee all over my iPad. Well played sir.

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Re: Ornge

#5 Post by acid_burn » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:16 am

Well, if you have 500 pic and anything close or over 2000, you'll get direct entry or at least a quick upgrade. YQT is also an option now for direct entry. Lots of people are leaving with no one coming in with experience to go captain. So if you are ok with medevac/northern living/good pay, then apply away. The moral is low right now as management is dropping the hammer on the medics contract. FW contract is still in negotiation.

But right now we are very short on pilots. So if you want a position, apply away!

Hope that helps

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Re: Ornge

#6 Post by Mapleflt » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:14 pm

What does a monthly schedule look like typically
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#7 Post by supersonic » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:44 pm

Well, one of my buddies works there and he says its a 4 on 4 off schedule, either 2 days 2 nights with 4 off or 4 days or 4 nights and 4 off depending on the base. I think that was mentioned before in another post. Where you get posted is random, either YTS, YXL or YQT, depending on how internal bidding for positions end up and where the vacancies are. You can't count on being at any given base when hired so be prepared to be at any of the bases until you can or want to bid elsewhere. Pay is good from what I hear but he wouldn't give me firm numbers and it doesn't seem to be on their website either so I've got nothing there, maybe it's a union thing? Not sure. Seems like a good company as long as you don't mind the night shifts.
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