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racer-pilot-rob
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Is anyone hiring these days?

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I have noticed the large number of highly qualified pilots who are starving for either work or a better situation than what they are caught up in. Seems since AC hiring freeze, the whole country is ground to a halt. This only helps lower wages everywhere due to pilots who have to take anything.
The industry is trying to turn towards a lack of talent as people are distracted by financial problems and worry about their futures. This is wrong because there are extremely talented pilots (prob reading this) waiting for a chance. While even the military claims there is a pilot shortage and hires cheap foreign pilots instead. No other single job in the world has as many lives in their hands at any given moment. Maybe the public should know??

Is anyone truly hiring, or just advertising?
Is our future going to foreign workers who will work for minimum wages?
Should the public know?

I should add, I don't want this to turn into another hate forum. I only want to find real jobs that will improve everyones station in this employment situation we find ourselves in.
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5T hiring for all fleet types and a regular basis. Lots of 704 ops looking out in Alberta as well. If and when the new CARS duty ops regs come through there is going to be an awful lot more hiring going on.

Most jobs in the country in and out of aviation seem to be in Alberta at the moment, subject to change with no notice :)
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Heard Sunwing is hiring 50. Or has....not sure...might be a couple more courses to go.
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Troll?
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Is anyone willing to move for a job these days? Granted that there are many aviators that will pickup and move to further their career in aviation however, some seem very unwilling to move. Also granted that family situation can also affect ones ability to uproot and move easily but you chose this career. Just because one is local does not mean the local operator will hire you anyways. There are plenty of opportunities out there sometimes they just happen to be outside your backyard.
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I can think of a few reasons why some do not want to move. Friend of mine got on with AC and was told that Hamilton would be his home base, He has moved and since worked everywhere but there because he is low man bidding. Been like that for 4 years.
I moved for a great job, the employer lost his ops certificate, nothing I could do about that, but it affected me, so I moved for another job, It went away during ground school (lost bid on contract), Now my father is very sick and its not mandatory, but helps to at least be around on occasion.
Some have moved so often and with each move, they get transferred again after they get settled in and figure out this new town.
I know a few that got in over their heads moving to Toronto or Vancouver and under estimated how much life would cost them outside of work. The list can go on.
I am willing to move myself, if the job is right, but those jobs keep moving as well.

I think it is great when an employer can work with you so that you can operate out of major (expensive) hubs, or far off wilderness and allow you to live in the place you actually want to live when not working. It can often make that salary go a lot further. It shows that the employers can help us have a better life, even in these economic times. Besides, who wants to live in Afghanistan or in the middle of an Ebola epidemic. Just do the work and go home :)
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Besides, who wants to live in Afghanistan or in the middle of an Ebola epidemic.
You ave a job offer in Dallas Texas?
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haha, no, but I heard about that poor guy down there. Don't think its the same level of outbreak in Dallas yet. One has been reported in western Canada too apparently. Not sure yet.
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Pilots have piss poor attitudes, and usually are mismatched with the operators outlook on life. There are LOTS of jobs for pilots, just very few with the right attitude. A pilot has to prove himself every single time he switches a job. Pilots think the magic CPL or ATPL exempts them from trust building with their employer and other employees.

Talented at flying, to dumb to take care of a customer.
Good Pilot but to stupid to clean an airplane.
Good Navigator but gets lots in the office.

IF jobs ever do go to foreign workers, it is only for one reason. Their attitude is right, they are willing to prove their worth.
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CropDuster wrote:Pilots have piss poor attitudes, and usually are mismatched with the operators outlook on life. There are LOTS of jobs for pilots, just very few with the right attitude. A pilot has to prove himself every single time he switches a job. Pilots think the magic CPL or ATPL exempts them from trust building with their employer and other employees.

Talented at flying, to dumb to take care of a customer.
Good Pilot but to stupid to clean an airplane.
Good Navigator but gets lots in the office.

IF jobs ever do go to foreign workers, it is only for one reason. Their attitude is right, they are willing to prove their worth.
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CropDuster wrote:
Talented at flying, to dumb to take care of a customer.
Good Pilot but to stupid to clean an airplane.
Good Navigator but gets lots in the office.
Shall we point out the irony of all the mistakes in this part of your post?
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racer-pilot-rob wrote:
Is our future going to foreign workers who will work for minimum wages?
Should the public know?

If you think that foreign pilots will come here to work for minimum wage you are GROSSLY uneducated about the situation. The average wages for pilots in Europe put our country to shame. When they come overseas to work in Canada seasonally, they are anything but working for minimum wage. They make generally MUCH higher salaries than their Canadian coworkers and receive a plethora of other perks as well.


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CropDuster wrote: Good Navigator but gets lots in the office.

IF jobs ever do go to foreign workers, it is only for one reason. Their attitude is right, they are willing to prove their worth.

MMMM getting lots in the office, where is that job located??
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Big Bird Anonymous wrote:
CropDuster wrote: Good Navigator but gets lots in the office.

IF jobs ever do go to foreign workers, it is only for one reason. Their attitude is right, they are willing to prove their worth.

MMMM getting lots in the office, where is that job located??
I get lots in the office. But not the way I want it and they don't even use KY when their giving it to me
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We all know that spring and the beginning of summer is the best time to find a job.

However, is there any charter company (King Airs, Navajos, etc.) you know that is sometimes hiring during winter looking for pilots with 1000 hours?
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Alberta oil charter work is busiest during the winter.
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http://placement.emploiquebec.net/mbe/u ... fr=4305319
Job offer display :
air pilots and navigators supervisor
The information found in some of the fields in this job offer was translated by the employer. The translation has not been verified by Emploi-Québec or Service Canada.

Number of position(s) to fill : 42
Offer N° : 4305319
In-house job name (if different) : Pilots (Type Rated) – Seasonal, Contract
VACANCES SUNWING
Work place
7785, BOUL. DE LA CÔTE DE LIESSE OUEST
SAINT-LAURENT (QUÉBEC) (Québec)
H4T1G2
Main functions
Responsibilities: Ensuring that safety is the primary objective by adhering to the Sunwing safety policy and utilizing the appropriate safety reporting program in order to identify and communicate all known hazards and risks to the organization. Ensuring continual improvement through the periodic review of documented processes Assisting in flight planning and any other preparations for flight as required by Company Policy Conducting flight duties and responsibilities as outlined the Flight Operations Manual Monitoring all aspects of flight and noting safety concerns to the company Participating in the execution of cockpit procedures, emergency procedures, checklist procedures and instrument approach procedures in accordance with the procedures and drills in the Aircraft Flight Manual and /or Company approved procedures. During ground operations, supervising the loading of the aircraft, fuelling, and the preparation of the load sheet as required Maintaining a current medical Maintaining the ability to work in Canada Maintaining a current passport Other flight operations related duties as assigned.

Requirements and working conditions
Educational level : University
Years of experience related to the job offer :3 to 5 years experience
Description of qualifications : Must have Canadian Airline Transport Pilot License and valid Aviation Medical Must be current and rated B737NG with Transport Canada License Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada 3000 hours total time – Lower than 3000 hours total time maybe considered based on experience Positive attitude No accidents / incidents / violations in last 3 years
Languages asked for : spoken languages : French and English
written languages : French and English
Salary offered : according to experience of : 60,00$ to : 215,00$ - per hour
Number of hours per week : 20,00
Various terms : Candidates are also eligible for bonuses, overtime payments, in accordance with Sunwing’s policies and procedures. 80 – 90 credit hours per month.
Job status : seasonal
full time
day, evening, night, weekend, shift, on call
Length of the employment : 7 to 9 months
Job start date : 2015-01-01
Communication
Means of communication : E-mail (electronic mail) : hr@sunwing.ca
Additional information : If you are interested in applying, please forward your resume and cover letter to hr@sunwing.ca with the job title in the subject line. We would like to thank all that apply however only those who meet the qualifications will be contacted.
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cdnpilot77 wrote:
CropDuster wrote:
Talented at flying, to dumb to take care of a customer.
Good Pilot but to stupid to clean an airplane.
Good Navigator but gets lots in the office.
Shall we point out the irony of all the mistakes in this part of your post?
To(o) funny :lol:
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racer-pilot-rob wrote:I have noticed the large number of highly qualified pilots who are starving for either work or a better situation than what they are caught up in. Seems since AC hiring freeze, the whole country is ground to a halt. This only helps lower wages everywhere due to pilots who have to take anything.
The industry is trying to turn towards a lack of talent as people are distracted by financial problems and worry about their futures. This is wrong because there are extremely talented pilots (prob reading this) waiting for a chance. While even the military claims there is a pilot shortage and hires cheap foreign pilots instead. No other single job in the world has as many lives in their hands at any given moment. Maybe the public should know??

Is anyone truly hiring, or just advertising?
Is our future going to foreign workers who will work for minimum wages?
Should the public know?

I should add, I don't want this to turn into another hate forum. I only want to find real jobs that will improve everyones station in this employment situation we find ourselves in.
Results not typical.
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