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Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 5:12 pm
by babyboy_legolas
steely wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 10:51 pm
babyboy_legolas wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 3:40 pm
Guys,

I have a couple of questions for the ones called for the In Person interview.

- Before the call to set up the Interview, did your information change on you Takecharge page? I still have the information asking to send the documentation (Which I did, and also I receive the letter from NAV Canada confirming that they received).
- Did you get the call from Edmonton or from the NAV Canada in Ontario? Did they send an email to confirm as well?


Thanks for the info.
Info on the take charge website seems to be somewhat slow at updating... like I've mentioned a few times, even after I received my course offer, my status after the in person interview was still yellow.

The call came from Edmonton FIR. The email that was sent appeared to have just come from Take Charge, giving you the same info as you would find on the take charge website.
Thanks! Still waiting for the call

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:24 pm
by evilgravy
Pipsqueak87 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:33 pm

Did you find out whether you passed the in person interview yet? I had mine around the same time as you and they told me I’d find out in 2 weeks, it’s almost been 3 now and I’m refreshing the website hourly!
Same deal... no word yet. still waiting!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:14 am
by MeGustaArroz
Just a little bit of info on IFR pool for those interested. I went in and spent a couple hours with an IFR controller here in edmonton who also teaches the classes. He said next IFR classes will likely be Oct/Nov, and with all the renovations going on it's tough to be sure about that as all the simulators are being moved. Also the general class for IFR is usually 12 students, then when that is finished you get split up into groups between 2-6 students training for various specialtys. He said they like smaller groups as a group of 6 take a longer to finish because all 6 are sharing simulator time and time with on the job instructors. Also as far as cease training (failing) goes I was told that it's better than it was in the past but many still fail. In the last class of 12; 11 graduated. But the year before they had 5 people training in the arctic specialty and all 5 failed. So he said study hard if you get in. Final word of advice he gave was that if you are offered a spot, take a pilot ground school class, as almost all of the information you learn in your first month is what they teach at a pilots ground school, but learning it from a pilot will help give context to all of the information, and take a lot of stress out of your first few weeks. Good luck to all others swimming in the IFR pool!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 3:23 pm
by flyboy987
Does anybody know if there is any scheduled assessments coming up? I tried calling today and couldn't get hold of a person unfortunately. If not,when did the last assessments take place so we can gauge the timeline. Thanks all and good luck!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:30 pm
by evilgravy
MeGustaArroz wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 10:14 am
Just a little bit of info on IFR pool for those interested. I went in and spent a couple hours with an IFR controller here in edmonton who also teaches the classes. He said next IFR classes will likely be Oct/Nov, and with all the renovations going on it's tough to be sure about that as all the simulators are being moved. Also the general class for IFR is usually 12 students, then when that is finished you get split up into groups between 2-6 students training for various specialtys. He said they like smaller groups as a group of 6 take a longer to finish because all 6 are sharing simulator time and time with on the job instructors. Also as far as cease training (failing) goes I was told that it's better than it was in the past but many still fail. In the last class of 12; 11 graduated. But the year before they had 5 people training in the arctic specialty and all 5 failed. So he said study hard if you get in. Final word of advice he gave was that if you are offered a spot, take a pilot ground school class, as almost all of the information you learn in your first month is what they teach at a pilots ground school, but learning it from a pilot will help give context to all of the information, and take a lot of stress out of your first few weeks. Good luck to all others swimming in the IFR pool!
great info! thanks for that!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:48 pm
by evilgravy
well guys, I "redlighted" on the in person interview. I knew it wasn't my best, but thought I might squeak through. Oh well! Good luck to those of you still in the mix!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:32 pm
by amyenkhbat
flyboy987 wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 3:23 pm
Does anybody know if there is any scheduled assessments coming up? I tried calling today and couldn't get hold of a person unfortunately. If not,when did the last assessments take place so we can gauge the timeline. Thanks all and good luck!
I just wrote an email and they wrote back that they are planning an assessment session in July and contacting selected candidated starting next week. Hope I get through!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:10 am
by flyboy987
amyenkhbat wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:32 pm
flyboy987 wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 3:23 pm
Does anybody know if there is any scheduled assessments coming up? I tried calling today and couldn't get hold of a person unfortunately. If not,when did the last assessments take place so we can gauge the timeline. Thanks all and good luck!
I just wrote an email and they wrote back that they are planning an assessment session in July and contacting selected candidated starting next week. Hope I get through!
Thanks for the info boss, good luck everybody!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:39 am
by Pipsqueak87
evilgravy wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:48 pm
well guys, I "redlighted" on the in person interview. I knew it wasn't my best, but thought I might squeak through. Oh well! Good luck to those of you still in the mix!
I’m really sorry to hear you didn’t get a green light. I hope you are more successful next time around! Somehow, I got the green light, I’m shocked as I was a nervous wreck in the interview. Now the wait. I’ve actually cancelled my wedding which was supposed to be happening June 2019 JUST in case, so I really hope I get the call!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:05 pm
by MeGustaArroz
Pipsqueak87 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:39 am
evilgravy wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:48 pm
well guys, I "redlighted" on the in person interview. I knew it wasn't my best, but thought I might squeak through. Oh well! Good luck to those of you still in the mix!
I’m really sorry to hear you didn’t get a green light. I hope you are more successful next time around! Somehow, I got the green light, I’m shocked as I was a nervous wreck in the interview. Now the wait. I’ve actually cancelled my wedding which was supposed to be happening June 2019 JUST in case, so I really hope I get the call!
Wow canceling your wedding seems intense haha. Hope you get in! I just bought a house on the south side of the city so that if I get in the drive to school wont be too bad. I'm also always working on the Southside now anyways, so seemed like a good idea overall. But damn the wedding canceling is hardcore.

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:31 am
by flyboy987
Got my invite for the July 11th assessment. Time to do some brain exercises haha, good luck all.

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:30 am
by Pipsqueak87
MeGustaArroz wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:05 pm
Pipsqueak87 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:39 am
evilgravy wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:48 pm
well guys, I "redlighted" on the in person interview. I knew it wasn't my best, but thought I might squeak through. Oh well! Good luck to those of you still in the mix!
I’m really sorry to hear you didn’t get a green light. I hope you are more successful next time around! Somehow, I got the green light, I’m shocked as I was a nervous wreck in the interview. Now the wait. I’ve actually cancelled my wedding which was supposed to be happening June 2019 JUST in case, so I really hope I get the call!
Wow canceling your wedding seems intense haha. Hope you get in! I just bought a house on the south side of the city so that if I get in the drive to school wont be too bad. I'm also always working on the Southside now anyways, so seemed like a good idea overall. But damn the wedding canceling is hardcore.
Yeah, maybe a little presumptuous, but I was in the initial stages so only lost a deposit on the venue, thought I’d cut my losses and postpone for another year! I’m actually moving North West of the city in a few months...so basically as far from the airport as you can get...shoulda thought that one through! Good luck! I hope you get a place on the course!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:34 pm
by Ghonosyphlaids
Short notice, but I got an invite to the 2nd interview on Friday the 13th- haha.

To those that have interviewed and found it way more intense than previously experienced or researched, what's made it more intense?
I hear tale they're putting applicants in to sims and weighing that much more heavily in the evaluation, was that the case for you guys?

Thanks in advance!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:27 am
by yegmagpie
I interviewed last week and didn't get put in a sim, for what it's worth. My impression is that it's a fairly standard behavioural interview (look up the STAR response format) alongside biographical questions.

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:41 am
by Ghonosyphlaids
yegmagpie wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:27 am
I interviewed last week and didn't get put in a sim, for what it's worth. My impression is that it's a fairly standard behavioural interview (look up the STAR response format) alongside biographical questions.
Ah so not too different from the phone interview, STAR was enormously helpful there as well.
Cheers, thanks!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:19 am
by babyboy_legolas
I did my interview this week also, it's fairly straight nothing really exceptional or different. The interview is confidential so no specific content can be revealed. They are looking to fill spots for next year; there is no time now to fill the Fall courses.

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:14 pm
by YEGYYCATC
babyboy_legolas,
Did they say in your interview that they had already filled the fall spots, or is that just you guessing? Just curious as I haven't seen anyone post anything yet about getting calls for fall. I had heard they wouldn't be going out until August...
Thanks!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:17 pm
by babyboy_legolas
Yes, they mentioned that this selection process will be likely for next spring. It take up to three weeks to be upload the results by Nav Canada Center( is not done in Edmonton)

Basically they don't decide which one you belong, you'll go to a candidate pool and according with the needs from the ACC, it will be extractions. So it's a matter of time line, I know from reading in the blog that some of the guys who made the phone interviews in March like me, were called almost right away for their in person. With that rush( and yes, this is feeling), they were short in candidates for the fall course.

I don't know what happened after that.

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:28 am
by YEGYYCATC
Thanks for the info :)
I am currently in the pool, so still hoping for a fall offer!

Has anyone else heard anything for the fall courses??
Please post if you do!!

Thanks!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:51 am
by Ghonosyphlaids
YEGYYCATC wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:28 am
Thanks for the info :)
I am currently in the pool, so still hoping for a fall offer!

Has anyone else heard anything for the fall courses??
Please post if you do!!

Thanks!
I received the same information at my interview last week as legolas, that seats for fall had more or less been filled. That being said, the manager did mention courses aren't usually loaded until 2 (ideally 3) months before they begin, so if you joined the pool earlier than this last batch of applicants, you may be in contention.

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:58 am
by YEGYYCATC
Thanks again for the info! I am already in the pool, but I have not heard anything regarding fall courses so I'm just wondering if they've already made their calls or not... sounds like maybe they're working on filling the seats but haven't called anyone yet (or at least I can hope!). Fingers crossed.
I will post if I receive a call for the fall course, and hopefully if someone else has already been called they will post so that I at least know :)

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:14 am
by Pipsqueak87
I’m in a little bit of shock as I just received a call for IFR training for October...good luck everyone!

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:29 am
by YEGYYCATC
Wow, congrats Pipsqueak87! You must be so excited. Do you know how many are on the course? I'm in the VFR stream but I have not received a call yet so sadly that might mean I am not on the list this time...

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:56 pm
by babyboy_legolas
Pipsqueak87 wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:14 am
I’m in a little bit of shock as I just received a call for IFR training for October...good luck everyone!
That's awesome!! I remembered that you have your In person really fast after your Phone interview; they should be really impressed with you! Good luck on your training, I'm waiting for the results on mine interview.

Re: YEG Applications process

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:57 am
by Pipsqueak87
Thank you, yeah it’s all happened so quick, I only did the online application 5 months ago. I feel very lucky! I’m afraid they gave me no indication of how many may be in the training. I had no idea where I would be streamed before that phone call. I’m just waiting for my info package to be sent out, I should receive it by Tuesday next week! Really excited now but super nervous!