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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#26 Post by thirdtimecharm » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:32 pm

The more interesting development, in my opinion, is that while Norterra was pretending to go through the process of buying First Air, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation and Sakku Investments Corporation (First Air partners) quietly went out and 'acquired' Nunasi- 50 percent owners of Norterra. Convoluted, yes but interesting because of the history of bad blood between Nunasi and QC and Sakku.

Normally that wouldn't affect anything except for some reason Canadian North and Calm Air bid all government of Nunavut travel through Nunasi and the contract is with Nunasi. That means that the door is open to QC and Sakku transfering 75 percent of Canadian North and Calm Air's Nunavut passengers to 7F. Long shot but possible.

Still a major shakeup to come, I think.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#27 Post by FICU » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:20 pm

thirdtimecharm wrote:The more interesting development, in my opinion, is that while Norterra was pretending to go through the process of buying First Air, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation and Sakku Investments Corporation (First Air partners) quietly went out and 'acquired' Nunasi- 50 percent owners of Norterra. Convoluted, yes but interesting because of the history of bad blood between Nunasi and QC and Sakku..
Any press releases to support this?
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#28 Post by thirdtimecharm » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:24 pm

If you look at the story this week about Nunasi's presentation to KIA in Cambay it is pretty much all there.

http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/a ... _overhaul/

There was one previously about the management change at Nunasi but can't seem to find it.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#29 Post by KenoraPilot » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:32 pm

Anyone gotten a call back for SIM EVAL from this last round of interviews? The first week of October? Cheers KP
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#30 Post by Pfft » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:17 pm

I'm waiting to hear back myself. Curious if anyone has heard anything.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#31 Post by brooks » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:14 pm

I interviewed 2 weeks ago and I haven't heard anything.
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#32 Post by Pfft » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:04 pm

Thanks. I could have sworn she said she would be contacting us either way, and as early as the next Tuesday (after the holiday Mon) about a date for a sim eval.
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#33 Post by KenoraPilot » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:23 pm

Yup still nothing, sounded like she was frustrated at the organizing of the SIM EVAL. So I'm not surprised its taking a while.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#34 Post by George Taylor » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:03 am

Well, sorry to say that on the other site, they have re-posted the positions again.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#35 Post by tbaylx » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:31 am

They could very well be new positions, i wouldn't get my panties twisted quite yet. Quite a bit of hiring going on at the moment, so patience is in order if you're waiting for a call.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#36 Post by Flap_Operator » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:43 am

Thats aviation :P it always takes much longer than expected to get a positive call back, and always comes when you least expect it.... Only PFO.s come rapidly :lol:

Keep in mind... No news is good news loll... To some extent haha
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#37 Post by brooks » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:14 pm

Has anyone who has interviewed at the beginning of October heard anything yet?
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#38 Post by Captain X » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:28 pm

I see they have another ad up for Dash 8 Capts

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=85047
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#39 Post by Zako » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:50 pm

Well, Dash 8 rated and still no call. So who knows what they are looking for?
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#40 Post by CFIT » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:05 am

Sim evals were done last week and this week, and job offers were being made this week as well.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#41 Post by Rickyb » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:20 am

Any info on how strict Canadian North is on the requirement of ATPL for F/Os?
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#42 Post by Dh8Classic » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:38 pm

tbaylx wrote:
penismightier wrote:I'm curious about the schedule at Canadain North. Is it resonable for someone to commute?? Also, are standby and jumpseat available with other carriers?
The answer to that is it depends...where are you commuting from and what fleet.

If you're on the Dash it's typically 8 day pairings twice a month in YFB, so a commute is quite easily doable. On the Boeing there are many more 1 day pairings and some reserve days (mixed blocks) so a commute from any distance away from YEG is tough. There are a few guys doing it from the West coast, and Saskatoon but much further away i think your lifestyle would suffer. There is no computerized bidding system in place at the moment, everything is still done by hand so your ability to pick specific pairings and build a commuting schedule is limited to how much time a person can spend on your schedule. The result is usually a less than ideal commuting schedule. It can be done, but you are going to spend some time away from home doing it.
Why don't they just do two weeks on two weeks off. Less flying of people back and forth. It would be a lot nicer for us.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#43 Post by tbaylx » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:47 pm

Dh8Classic wrote:
tbaylx wrote:
penismightier wrote:I'm curious about the schedule at Canadain North. Is it resonable for someone to commute?? Also, are standby and jumpseat available with other carriers?
The answer to that is it depends...where are you commuting from and what fleet.

If you're on the Dash it's typically 8 day pairings twice a month in YFB, so a commute is quite easily doable. On the Boeing there are many more 1 day pairings and some reserve days (mixed blocks) so a commute from any distance away from YEG is tough. There are a few guys doing it from the West coast, and Saskatoon but much further away i think your lifestyle would suffer. There is no computerized bidding system in place at the moment, everything is still done by hand so your ability to pick specific pairings and build a commuting schedule is limited to how much time a person can spend on your schedule. The result is usually a less than ideal commuting schedule. It can be done, but you are going to spend some time away from home doing it.
Why don't they just do two weeks on two weeks off. Less flying of people back and forth. How many days off do you get. between 8 day pairings.
To answer both those questions...I don't know and i don't know. Better to ask during your interview, they'd probably have more info.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#44 Post by tbaylx » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:48 pm

Rickyb wrote:Any info on how strict Canadian North is on the requirement of ATPL for F/Os?
In the past it hasn't been an issue, still people here without the ATPL..though they had the exams written. Not sure if that is still the case.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#45 Post by After Dark » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:39 pm

Anyone have a heads up to what the interview is all about for the Dash 8 , technical/behavioural/IFR etc? pm me if you dont want to post it here.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#46 Post by brooks » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:36 pm

So did anyone get a PFO since they called guys for simevals and offers?
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#47 Post by Pfft » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:10 pm

Nothing here. I did hear of one candidate getting a call shortly after sim, but nothing on my end.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#48 Post by brooks » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:50 pm

In the last round of interviews I was told there would be call backs for positions if you didn't make the first round of hiring. Anybody expect a call back after the latest posting?
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#49 Post by Pfft » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:55 am

I got an email saying there was going to be something in the works in the new year, but that's it. I haven't received any bad news, but no good news either. I'm not sure what to make of my chances anymore.

Anyone else have anything to report???
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#50 Post by FICU » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:57 pm

I know we will be hiring and have heard as many as 20 this year.
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