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Canadian North Interview

Post by Marauder » Thu May 10, 2018 11:36 am

Hello Ladies and Gents,
Would anyone have any insight or tips on the Canadian North interview? Questions they ask? Any technical questions? Simulator scenario? If any? Thanks in advance for any information.
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by fixnfly » Sat May 12, 2018 7:40 am

Pretty straightforward interview. It’s about an hour long with HR and one of the chief pilots asking typical HR questions like why you want to work at Canadian North and name a time you made a mistake, strengths and weaknesses etc. I think if you pass that then they’ll ask you to do a sim eval or they might have scheduled both the interview and simeval one after the other. It’s in the 737 sim in YEG. A couple steep turns, a hold, a localizer or ndb approach(since some airports up north lack RNAVs and only have ndb approaches) and a single engine ILS. Then they’ll let you know usually in a week I think
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by dhc# » Sun May 13, 2018 11:11 am

Does 5T still do the 1 yr. bond thing ?
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by Icamefromspace » Mon May 14, 2018 10:00 pm

fixnfly wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 7:40 am
Pretty straightforward interview. It’s about an hour long with HR and one of the chief pilots asking typical HR questions like why you want to work at Canadian North and name a time you made a mistake, strengths and weaknesses etc. I think if you pass that then they’ll ask you to do a sim eval or they might have scheduled both the interview and simeval one after the other. It’s in the 737 sim in YEG. A couple steep turns, a hold, a localizer or ndb approach(since some airports up north lack RNAVs and only have ndb approaches) and a single engine ILS. Then they’ll let you know usually in a week I think
They're back doing sim evals? I thought they stopped those.
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by Marauder » Tue May 15, 2018 8:58 am

Thanks for the information fixnfly
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by co-joe » Tue May 15, 2018 4:47 pm

dhc# wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 11:11 am
Does 5T still do the 1 yr. bond thing ?
I think it's 18 months, 18K Boeing, 12K Dash.
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by FL007 » Sun May 20, 2018 4:50 pm

Careful there, may not have any jobs if the new duty regs go into effect and the US takes all the Canadian north flying... :lol:
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by FICU » Sun May 20, 2018 5:50 pm

Umm... the treat from the US was primarily to Cargojet because the US cargo drivers are exempt from the FAA fatigue rules. The US carriers aren't a threat to 5T.
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by FL007 » Sun May 20, 2018 8:40 pm

FICU wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 5:50 pm
Umm... the treat from the US was primarily to Cargojet because the US cargo drivers are exempt from the FAA fatigue rules. The US carriers aren't a threat to 5T.
I was just poking fun at the atac conference where Canadian north was explaining that the duty day regs would affect them negatively, including all their points was that they wouldn't be competitive against US airlines.
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by Dash4life » Mon May 21, 2018 4:56 pm

Back to original topic:

The interview is pretty relax and last about 45 min. We just want to get to know you. This type of operation is not for everyone. We want to see if you will be a good fit on a 8 day pairing when it is pitch black and -100C outside... The arctic is not for every one. If you are successful, you will do a sim eval in our 737 sim in YEG. Some guys are better at interviews or in the sim so we combine the two results. We just want to give a chance to everyone.

Here is some infos about the Dash 8 operation:

We have 2 bases for the Dash (Calgary and Edmonton). Edmonton based pilots are flying out of Yellowknife on 4 - 5 days rotation and Iqaluit on 5 - 8 days rotation. Accomodation is provided and perdiem rate is 4.30$ / hr from the time you check in to the time you get back to Edmonton. If you do 2 Iqaluit 8 days pairing, you will get aprox 1650$ tax free on top of your salary which is not bad! If you do 2 Yellowknife pairings, you will fly 11-12 days in your month so your perdiems will be lower but you will be home more. Depend on what you bid and what you can hold with your seniority number.

The Calgary base will be a single day pairing. Flying is to the oil sand and you get back home every night. Perdiems will be lower since you don't overnight.

If you are close or if you are meeting the upgrade matrix for Dash 8 Captain, upgrade might happen within a year like most places these days. Things can go pretty quicly as some Dash FO got into a Boeing FO seat before their Dash 8 initial line check was completed.

If you are interested in joining our eam, you can come into our office in Calgary and I will be happy to have a chat with you.

Cheers,

François
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by Marauder » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:54 am

Thanks for everyone’s help. The advice helped a lot for the interview.
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by daedalusx » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:34 pm

Any Dash 8 DECs in the foreseeable future?
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by RILEY » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:25 am

Does 5T offer any travel/jumpseat agreements or flight passes with partner/other airlines ?
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by amazon1234 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:46 am

RILEY wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:25 am
Does 5T offer any travel/jumpseat agreements or flight passes with partner/other airlines ?
Travel agreements with Westjet and KLM for sure and maybe others.
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by olivierw » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:58 pm

Back to original topic:

The interview is pretty relax and last about 45 min. We just want to get to know you. This type of operation is not for everyone. We want to see if you will be a good fit on a 8 day pairing when it is pitch black and -100C outside... The arctic is not for every one. If you are successful, you will do a sim eval in our 737 sim in YEG. Some guys are better at interviews or in the sim so we combine the two results. We just want to give a chance to everyone.

Here is some infos about the Dash 8 operation:

We have 2 bases for the Dash (Calgary and Edmonton). Edmonton based pilots are flying out of Yellowknife on 4 - 5 days rotation and Iqaluit on 5 - 8 days rotation. Accomodation is provided and perdiem rate is 4.30$ / hr from the time you check in to the time you get back to Edmonton. If you do 2 Iqaluit 8 days pairing, you will get aprox 1650$ tax free on top of your salary which is not bad! If you do 2 Yellowknife pairings, you will fly 11-12 days in your month so your perdiems will be lower but you will be home more. Depend on what you bid and what you can hold with your seniority number.

The Calgary base will be a single day pairing. Flying is to the oil sand and you get back home every night. Perdiems will be lower since you don't overnight.

If you are close or if you are meeting the upgrade matrix for Dash 8 Captain, upgrade might happen within a year like most places these days. Things can go pretty quicly as some Dash FO got into a Boeing FO seat before their Dash 8 initial line check was completed.

If you are interested in joining our eam, you can come into our office in Calgary and I will be happy to have a chat with you.

Cheers,

François
Hello,

Do you have anything to say about the merger with First Air? I was especially wondering in what way it would affect the seniority list. Is it going to be one and only one seniority list with the First Air and Canadian North guys? Because I know a lot of the First Air ATR guys have been there for years, so would they be the ones to upgrade to the 737s that are currently being operated by Canadian North? What about the Dash 8, are they going to stick around or are the ATRs going to replace them?

Feel free to MP me if you want but I'm really curious about that aspect of the merger.

Thanks,
Oli.
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by tbaylx » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:00 pm

olivierw wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:58 pm
Back to original topic:

The interview is pretty relax and last about 45 min. We just want to get to know you. This type of operation is not for everyone. We want to see if you will be a good fit on a 8 day pairing when it is pitch black and -100C outside... The arctic is not for every one. If you are successful, you will do a sim eval in our 737 sim in YEG. Some guys are better at interviews or in the sim so we combine the two results. We just want to give a chance to everyone.

Here is some infos about the Dash 8 operation:

We have 2 bases for the Dash (Calgary and Edmonton). Edmonton based pilots are flying out of Yellowknife on 4 - 5 days rotation and Iqaluit on 5 - 8 days rotation. Accomodation is provided and perdiem rate is 4.30$ / hr from the time you check in to the time you get back to Edmonton. If you do 2 Iqaluit 8 days pairing, you will get aprox 1650$ tax free on top of your salary which is not bad! If you do 2 Yellowknife pairings, you will fly 11-12 days in your month so your perdiems will be lower but you will be home more. Depend on what you bid and what you can hold with your seniority number.

The Calgary base will be a single day pairing. Flying is to the oil sand and you get back home every night. Perdiems will be lower since you don't overnight.

If you are close or if you are meeting the upgrade matrix for Dash 8 Captain, upgrade might happen within a year like most places these days. Things can go pretty quicly as some Dash FO got into a Boeing FO seat before their Dash 8 initial line check was completed.

If you are interested in joining our eam, you can come into our office in Calgary and I will be happy to have a chat with you.

Cheers,

François
Hello,

Do you have anything to say about the merger with First Air? I was especially wondering in what way it would affect the seniority list. Is it going to be one and only one seniority list with the First Air and Canadian North guys? Because I know a lot of the First Air ATR guys have been there for years, so would they be the ones to upgrade to the 737s that are currently being operated by Canadian North? What about the Dash 8, are they going to stick around or are the ATRs going to replace them?

Feel free to MP me if you want but I'm really curious about that aspect of the merger.

Thanks,
Oli.
It'll be a long drawn out arbitrated decision, knowing pilots not much chance each side comes to an amicable agreement. First Air guys will predictably want DoH as it would significantly advantage them and 5T will want a 1 for 1 merge of the lists. Likely an arbitrator will come in somewhere in between with pissed off people on both sides. There will probably be fences and no bump no flush clauses that will complicate it even more.

Either way its likely going to extend the 737 upgrade times significantly.
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by Dash4life » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:01 pm

We are all curious about this merger. At this time, we are not sure how the "new" company will look like. Both seniority list will be merged at some point. Both unions (ALPA) are working on it. We will know more once the Competition Bureau take his decision and if the merger is allowed. Hopefully we will know by mid March. More to come...
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by Dash4life » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:05 pm

We are all curious about this merger. At this time, we are not sure how the "new" company will look like. Both seniority list will be merged at some point. Both unions (ALPA) are working on it. We will know more once the Competition Bureau take his decision and if the merger is allowed. Hopefully we will know by mid March. More to come...
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by MarkyMark90 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:27 pm

François, what are you looking experience wise for the Dash8 crews?
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by Dash4life » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:32 pm

My first criteria is the attitude of the candidate. We have the training program, skills and knowledge to train the right person even if experience is low. I believe that if someone is highly motivated and work hard during training, there is no reasons why he or she would not pass and become a solid driver with us. We will work as hard as you do and help as much as we can. We just hired some solid guys last year with 250 hours for the Dash 8 and with less than 800 hours for the Boeing. Attitude is the key!

Things are slow right now. Hopefully this will change in the coming months once we will know what will happen with the merger.
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by olivierw » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:20 pm

Thanks for the info,

I think I'll wait until things get clearer about the merger to figure out what I'm doing.

Oli.
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by FishermanIvan » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:04 pm

Man, 5T is hiring at 250 hours, and 800 for a 737... wish I had known that lol.

Maybe I'll throw a resume your way when things pick up a bit.
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by olivierw » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:10 pm

Yeah same here.

I wouldn't mind flying Iqaluit to Qikiqtarjuaq. Or kicking some gravel with a 737. I think it must be as fun as it gets in the 705 world.
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by pelmet » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:17 am

Dash4life wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 4:56 pm
Edmonton based pilots are flying out of Yellowknife on 4 - 5 days rotation and Iqaluit on 5 - 8 days rotation.
Why don't they do two weeks on, two weeks off?
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Re: Canadian North Interview

Post by C-GGGQ » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:12 am

Yeah really though. I've never applied cause I figured I didn't have a shot at dash or 737 at ~500hrs. Oh well. Maybe at 1500 lol
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