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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#76 Post by tbaylx » Tue May 14, 2013 11:38 am

dhc# wrote:What sort of experience (not tt) are they looking for.....previous jet, larger turboprop, northern time ? What does it take to get noticed :?:
Depends, jet time will definitely get you noticed, but few of our new hires have jet time. Larger turboprop command and a good SOP 2 crew environment helps, previous full motion sim time, northern time, gravel strip time, good IFR background and skills etc.

Most of our new hires are current captains on a B200, B1900, or D8 type of machine, with the odd twin otter guy thrown in. Its a steep learning curve from a twotter to a b737 though so they tend to end up on the D8. Anything that you can show that is relevant to the type of flying the company does. As i understand it we've had some weak skills in IFR procedures and sim performance in some new hires, so if you can show that you've got good solid IFR operational experience/skills in a 2 crew environment i'd imagine that you'd be interesting to the HR department. (caveat..i have nothing to do with hiring so this is my best educated guess based on experience and internal gossip)
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#77 Post by AMETonyD » Wed May 15, 2013 10:26 am

I heard that Canadian North is expanding their fleet and may be hiring AME apprentices here at their YYC base sometime this summer!
Is this still a go, or a no go? Time-frame?

If a go! Any recommendations to make it to the front of the pack, in terms of applicants applying for the positions(s) ?


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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#78 Post by dhc# » Sun May 26, 2013 2:19 pm

Has the interviewing ended ? The ad is still posted on the website, any updates from anyone in the know :)
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#79 Post by loopa » Sun May 26, 2013 9:55 pm

As i understand it we've had some weak skills in IFR procedures and sim performance in some new hires
Surprised this wasn't caught at one of the very few companies that do sim evals before hiring.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#80 Post by tbaylx » Tue May 28, 2013 7:17 am

loopa wrote:
As i understand it we've had some weak skills in IFR procedures and sim performance in some new hires
Surprised this wasn't caught at one of the very few companies that do sim evals before hiring.
Me too.

Apparently we don't do them anymore now.

Today's plan is hiring to continue the rest of this year and into next.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#81 Post by Flybabe » Thu May 30, 2013 3:42 pm

You aren't doing sim evals anymore?
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#82 Post by 200Above » Thu May 30, 2013 5:36 pm

The last round of hiring, which was a large group, didn't have sim evals. This time the interviews were in YEG I think so to fly everyone to YVR afterwards was probably the reason not to do them, at least this round.

It must cost a lot of extra money and logistics to administer the sim evals. Everyone's flown to YVR, on 5T's dime and in some cases even put up at a hotel if flights don't work to get you home, again paid for by 5T. Usually they weed a couple people out of the interviews to put into the sim but when I was hired they did about 12 sim evals over three days.

I also don't see the cost benefit in doing them really. As humbling an experience it is flying the old 37 for the 30 minutes you're in there, I don't believe it's a true indicator of a pilots flying ability. An argument can be made for the IFR procedures as stated above, which I would agree with, but I come back to the cost benefit predicament.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#83 Post by Flybabe » Thu May 30, 2013 7:23 pm

I can understand the cost factor, absolutely. I do see some merit in a sim eval, though... particularly at that level. Just my own thoughts.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#84 Post by tbaylx » Fri May 31, 2013 8:08 pm

Flybabe wrote:I can understand the cost factor, absolutely. I do see some merit in a sim eval, though... particularly at that level. Just my own thoughts.
Yeah me too, to be honest if you can't make a reasonable showing in the sim then you are going to struggle in training. Maybe if we end up with our own sim in YEG then they may start up again.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#85 Post by FICU » Fri May 31, 2013 10:00 pm

I think another factor is that good people with good experience who interviewed well were passed over because of a brain fart in the sim eval.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#86 Post by AirMail » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:17 am

FICU wrote:I think another factor is that good people with good experience who interviewed well were passed over because of a brain fart in the sim eval.
Be that as it may, but a brain fart in a real emergency often doesn't result in a second chances. Same thing with PPC rides, a brain fart will cost ya. I can't feel sorry for someone who drops the ball on basic IFR and flying skills in a sim.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#87 Post by dhc# » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:00 am

Do CDN North aircraft flying up north use GPS exclusively, or do they still carry Astro Compasses, and fly around using Grid navigation ?
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#88 Post by FICU » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:08 am

dhc# wrote:Do CDN North aircraft flying up north use GPS exclusively, or do they still carry Astro Compasses, and fly around using Grid navigation ?
All of the above.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#89 Post by Kosiw » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:26 pm

I see 5T got another 737-300 registered on the TC civil registry site recently, anyone got an update regarding hiring going into the fall ? And are they still busy with the rigpig work or have things settled down ?
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#90 Post by Kosiw » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:04 am

Bump

Anyone from CDN North kindly post an update on hiring this winter :?:
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#91 Post by 200Above » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:06 pm

I reframed from replying on your first post because I really have no clue.

Since that post though, according to Pilot Career Centre they posted an update on hiring as of Sept. 21. So I would say we must be.

Sorry, other than speculating that's all the info I got.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#92 Post by FICU » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:25 pm

I have nothing either but with another 300 coming online in a few weeks and another 300 being converted to a combi right now and both coming as fleet additions I imagine there will be more hiring in the near future.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#93 Post by acidgambit » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:53 am

-300 should be coming in at the end of November for sure. The combi should be coming online early next year. Combi 37 may be delayed due to inexperience with modding the 300 model with a big door. May take a bit of time.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#94 Post by Kosiw » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:48 pm

Thanks for the update...

Is the modding of the -300's being done in Kelowna ?

And are all the -300's getting the cargo door installed ?
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#95 Post by dhc# » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:29 am

I think that Canadian North has the best looking 737 paint scheme in the business.

Nice to hear that they may do more hiring, I guess the oil patch work must be sustainable for the long term.
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#96 Post by sstaurus » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:51 pm

Anybody heard anything back? They've been 'hiring' for a while now...
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#97 Post by 200Above » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:17 pm

Bids were awarded today coincidently. 4 new Boeing Captains/FO's and some equipment changes.

They should have a better idea on hiring requirements now.
Nice to hear that they may do more hiring, I guess the oil patch work must be sustainable for the long term.
It's been crazy, but it has to slow down.... It has to... Right?
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#98 Post by dhc# » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:37 pm

I take it then, you dudes have been raking in the cash ? :D
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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#99 Post by acidgambit » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:58 pm

The new -300 model is online now operating. Have not seen it rotate back to Edmonton for A or B check yet. No, not all -300 will have the big door mod. -300 with winglets = full passenger. -300 with no winglets = Combi / soon to be combi.

All I can say is be patient. There was a hiring freeze going on, I just don't know if it is still in effect.
I did hear that HR department is busy interviewing, but I don't know if it is for pilots or flight attendants.

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Re: Canadian North Hiring

#100 Post by dhc# » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:10 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the update regarding the hiring situation.

Do you know the reason why only "non" winglet -300's are getting "combi ized" ?
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