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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#376 Post by CAL » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:18 am

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Did you actually apply when the posting was open or did you just put your info in?
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#377 Post by schnitzel2k3 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:26 am

Anyone have any insight as to a maximum time line from when you receive the e-mail to having completed the video interview side?

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#378 Post by tallyho » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:31 am

Jimmy2, I applied in April 2016 when the application was open. I have received the update emails as you said.
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#379 Post by Jimmy2 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:31 am

Good to hear. I guess their 'fall' timeline was too conservative and they are moving forward on OTS applications already.
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#380 Post by skypirate88 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:35 am

Word on the street is that they are running July and August courses. There weren't supposed to be any courses until September/October. It would seem the hiring machine is ramping up again after a brief stop.

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#381 Post by Mr. North » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:12 pm

Anyone want to take a wild guess as to when they'll open the hiring portal again?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#382 Post by Jimmy2 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:07 pm

Considering they are only just starting to video interview applicants from spring 2016 now I would think it will be a while until they are looking for more applicants. What will really matter is how many they hire from the PML carriers. If those companies beg for mercy then perhaps they will seek more OTS applicants as soon as late this year.
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#383 Post by Stan Darsh » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:47 am

I (hopefully) will be contacted for a video interview soon - I received the initial positive e-mail in April 2016. Since then, I've been advised that essentially I "haven't been forgotten about" and to look forward to a resumption in the hiring process in the fall. I know a portion of the OTS applicants from that group since been interviewed and perhaps hired but I'm sure there are many in my position. Good luck to all.
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#384 Post by flyhighneverdie » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:06 pm

What is the usual average time to be hired after passing a medical?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#385 Post by Jetstream930 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:31 pm

flyhighneverdie wrote:What is the usual average time to be hired after passing a medical?
I'm interested to know as well.
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#386 Post by Malx24 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:05 pm

Anyone who has recently done the interview and online aptitude exams have any insight they would like to share?
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#387 Post by THLC » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:01 am

TC recently published its new Fatigue Management Regulations for comment and review. Does anyone one have any thoughts or predictions on how the changes may affect the hiring needs/practices at AC and the other big guys?

http://www.canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1 ... g2-eng.php
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#388 Post by PROC_HDG » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:03 am

THLC wrote:TC recently published its new Fatigue Management Regulations for comment and review. Does anyone one have any thoughts or predictions on how the changes may affect the hiring needs/practices at AC and the other big guys?

http://www.canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1 ... g2-eng.php
AC's work rules already meet and in many cases exceed the requirements of the new rules, with one or two exceptions at Rouge. It will probably have a bigger effect at WJ/Transat but obviously the new rules fall well short of what was expected/hoped for.

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#389 Post by lawndart » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:10 am

PROC_HDG wrote:
THLC wrote:TC recently published its new Fatigue Management Regulations for comment and review. Does anyone one have any thoughts or predictions on how the changes may affect the hiring needs/practices at AC and the other big guys?

http://www.canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1 ... g2-eng.php
AC's work rules already meet and in many cases exceed the requirements of the new rules, with one or two exceptions at Rouge. It will probably have a bigger effect at WJ/Transat but obviously the new rules fall well short of what was expected/hoped for.

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A 13 hour duty day cap (home base start and stop) is a tighter limit than the current contract, as is the limit on reserve/duty time in a day. Some early departures out of Europe will also require an augment that do not require it now.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#390 Post by flyhighneverdie » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:58 pm

Malx24 wrote:Anyone who has recently done the interview and online aptitude exams have any insight they would like to share?
I would say read carefully the emails and instructions and there are plenty of cues on what is coming up and what to prepare for.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#391 Post by TrashHawler » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:25 am

Did the interview in Feb, medical in early March with no apparent issues. Recently got the PFO email. Any idea why?

From talking to other pilots at AC once a candidate is sent for the medical that is usually a good sign that an offer is forthcoming provided no issues with the medial.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#392 Post by CAL » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:44 am

that is a kick in the back side....sorry to hear that
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#393 Post by Air.Field » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:07 am

I know a couple other OTS that had medicals done and some mths later got the PFO. Must be the new HR trend.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#394 Post by Inverted2 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:54 am

If it was due to a health issue with the medial you would think they would contact you. If not they aren't very good doctors.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#395 Post by CAL » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:58 am

thats alot of time you invested into both....to get PFO'd is concerning for other OTS's looking to apply if that is what is happening.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#396 Post by Sharklasers » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:19 am

I could be mistaken but I believe that they do the medical and reference checks at the same time immediately before an offer. This was to get the most current info and not burn you to your current employer and leave you there for months.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#397 Post by TrashHawler » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:58 pm

Sharklasers wrote:I could be mistaken but I believe that they do the medical and reference checks at the same time immediately before an offer. This was to get the most current info and not burn you to your current employer and leave you there for months.
They contacted my reference 1 week prior to asking me for a medical. I'm at a loss at the PFO.

I'm a healthier guy than most. I still have the Dr's number. Part of me wants to call to see if there was anything wrong with the blood work. He had said at the time that he would call me if there were any issues and never did. But this was also in March and its now almost August.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#398 Post by atphat » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:54 pm

Any chance at all for :weedman: ? Maybe something came out in the bloodwork?
I've never heard of someone getting a medical and a PFO afterwards (that doesn't mean much though).
AC invests a lot of time and money by the time a candidate gets to the medical and as many have said you would think that if a medical issue was "PFOable" they would let you know why.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#399 Post by Sharklasers » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:08 pm

atphat wrote:Any chance at all for :weedman: ? Maybe something came out in the bloodwork?
I've never heard of someone getting a medical and a PFO afterwards (that doesn't mean much though).
AC invests a lot of time and money by the time a candidate gets to the medical and as many have said you would think that if a medical issue was "PFOable" they would let you know why.
You do the drug test first thing right in front of the nurse, she stirs your urine with the test strip while you sit together at a desk making small talk. I think he would know if he hit for drugs.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#400 Post by TrashHawler » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:03 pm

atphat wrote:Any chance at all for :weedman: ? Maybe something came out in the bloodwork?
I've never heard of someone getting a medical and a PFO afterwards (that doesn't mean much though).
AC invests a lot of time and money by the time a candidate gets to the medical and as many have said you would think that if a medical issue was "PFOable" they would let you know why.
Definitely no banned substances. I get tested randomly.

I should prolly give the Dr a call. Maybe I'm on borrowed time :S
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