AVCANADA
http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/

Want to work in Canada? Read this first, please!
http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=94553
Page 2 of 2

Author:  Aluminium Tube [ Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Want to work in Canada? Read this first, please!

Hello everybody! I have a couple of questions and hope someone will be so kind to help me. :-) I guess everyone completely understands now that if you intend to get the job in Canada you must have legal right to work in Canada. Let's imagine that I have it (Canadian goverment offers different ways to get it. It's not easy, but possible anyway.). What are my chances to get the job? How do Canadian air companies usually meet foreign candidates? I mean sure, in their requirements lists they write that they accept the pilots with LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK IN CANADA and validated license. But, does it work in real life? I know that in most European companies it doesn't work. Although they claim that they accept foreigners, they'd better hire an unexperienced pilot from their country rather than you, even if you satisfy all the requirements and have a big experience. What's going on at Canadian labour market? May be somebody has any examples of related stories in the companies that you work for? My experience on jets: 500 hours of Boeing 737 as a copilot, currently flying a regional jet as a captain. Total 3600 hours. Whether you reply or not, thank you anyway, at least for reading all that stuff. :D Everybody have nice flights!

Author:  HansDietrich [ Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Want to work in Canada? Read this first, please!

Aluminium Tube wrote:
Hello everybody! I have a couple of questions and hope someone will be so kind to help me. :-) I guess everyone completely understands now that if you intend to get the job in Canada you must have legal right to work in Canada. Let's imagine that I have it (Canadian goverment offers different ways to get it. It's not easy, but possible anyway.). What are my chances to get the job? How do Canadian air companies usually meet foreign candidates? I mean sure, in their requirements lists they write that they accept the pilots with LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK IN CANADA and validated license. But, does it work in real life? I know that in most European companies it doesn't work. Although they claim that they accept foreigners, they'd better hire an unexperienced pilot from their country rather than you, even if you satisfy all the requirements and have a big experience. What's going on at Canadian labour market? May be somebody has any examples of related stories in the companies that you work for? My experience on jets: 500 hours of Boeing 737 as a copilot, currently flying a regional jet as a captain. Total 3600 hours. Whether you reply or not, thank you anyway, at least for reading all that stuff. :D Everybody have nice flights!


If you have the right to work in Canada, have the proper licenses, medical and experience (plus a good attitude), I don't see why they wouldn't hire you. Canadians are very generous people and unlike Europe, do not discriminate. I have worked with colleagues from France, Eastern Europe, UK, India, Pakistan, etc.

This is what makes Canada a great country.

Also as a Canadian pilot that worked hard to be where I am, I don't like to see Europeans come here and "take our jobs". It sounds horrible, but we have enough Canadian pilots to cover every possible spot. Should the need change in the future, then by all means, come here and fly safe.

Author:  altiplano [ Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Want to work in Canada? Read this first, please!

If you have the right to work and live here, Canadian licencing, etc, you aren't a foreign pilot. There aren't special "foreign pilot" procedures or recruiting etc. here.

If you have the right to live and work, the proper licences and relevant experience; you apply, interview, get hired. Done deal.

You will be required to get a RAIC, which I understand can take a while if you have been out of Canada for a long period, and you will need unrestricted entry into the US.

Jobs are highly competitive here and unlike Europe, buying a type rating won't help you.

Author:  Thales Coelho [ Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Want to work in Canada? Read this first, please!

Hi all, first post here!

First of all, I understand that I need to HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK AND LIVE IN CANADA! Hahahaha! Thats obvious (or not) and I`m not planning a hole change in my life just to stay illegal somewhere.

So my plan is to study at a College (like Seneca @Toronto) a 2yrs aviation operations program, what would give me the right to work 20hr/week during the studies and afther the conclusion, 3 years of full time working, all under a student visa.

I understood (almost) the steps to convert an ICAO license to Transport Canada too.

So my aviation situation is:

I`m Brazilian;
I have an Aeronautics Sciences Bachelor Degree
I have a Brazilian (ANAC, ICAO) CPL+SE+ME+IFR and Flight Instructor Licenses
I have an ICAO English Level 4
No Type Rate
I`ve worked as F/O for an Air Taxi Operator (Taxi Aéreo Hércules), MEDEVAC operation at Amazon Region, flying the Piper Cheyenne II (PA31T).
I`ve 220TT

Along with my College studies, I pretend to convert my brazilian license to the canadian one. So, afther 2 years, I would have all the pilot licenses, medical, etc, and would be starting my 3 years work permit time under the student visa. Would I be ready for a pilot/flight instructor position?

Thanks in advance.

Author:  HansDietrich [ Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Want to work in Canada? Read this first, please!

Thales Coelho wrote:
Hi all, first post here!

First of all, I understand that I need to HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK AND LIVE IN CANADA! Hahahaha! Thats obvious (or not) and I`m not planning a hole change in my life just to stay illegal somewhere.

So my plan is to study at a College (like Seneca @Toronto) a 2yrs aviation operations program, what would give me the right to work 20hr/week during the studies and afther the conclusion, 3 years of full time working, all under a student visa.

I understood (almost) the steps to convert an ICAO license to Transport Canada too.

So my aviation situation is:

I`m Brazilian;
I have an Aeronautics Sciences Bachelor Degree
I have a Brazilian (ANAC, ICAO) CPL+SE+ME+IFR and Flight Instructor Licenses
I have an ICAO English Level 4
No Type Rate
I`ve worked as F/O for an Air Taxi Operator (Taxi Aéreo Hércules), MEDEVAC operation at Amazon Region, flying the Piper Cheyenne II (PA31T).
I`ve 220TT

Along with my College studies, I pretend to convert my brazilian license to the canadian one. So, afther 2 years, I would have all the pilot licenses, medical, etc, and would be starting my 3 years work permit time under the student visa. Would I be ready for a pilot/flight instructor position?

Thanks in advance.


1. How long did you work for this Air Taxi / Medevac, if you only have 220 hrs Total Time? Did you work there a day and it was foggy so you didn't fly? 200 hrs is the min need to get a license (at least by ICAO standards)

2. Coming to Seneca and studying aviation / working part time? Good luck with your grades!

Page 2 of 2 All times are UTC-07:00
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited
https://www.phpbb.com/