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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by MorePower! » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:14 am

Any idea if the april 22nd class has been filled?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by SkyKing » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:25 pm

MorePower! wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:14 am
Any idea if the april 22nd class has been filled?
The April 22nd class is only 2 weeks away, calls went out as noted previously.

Presuming the next course is May 13th if on the 3 week cycle. As far as I know, no one has received a call for this date yet. Would calls be expected to go out this week or the following?

If one had their references checked the last Week of March is that a good sign?

Good luck to all who want the job!
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by landshark » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:55 pm

What was equipment was offered Friday to the April 1st class?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by MorePower! » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:01 pm

SkyKing wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:25 pm
MorePower! wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:14 am
Any idea if the april 22nd class has been filled?
The April 22nd class is only 2 weeks away, calls went out as noted previously.

Presuming the next course is May 13th if on the 3 week cycle. As far as I know, no one has received a call for this date yet. Would calls be expected to go out this week or the following?

If one had their references checked the last Week of March is that a good sign?

Good luck to all who want the job!
Thanks that makes sense, good luck!
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by a2btrail » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:07 pm

landshark wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:55 pm
What was equipment was offered Friday to the April 1st class?
YYZ base only offered:

5 - 787 RP
2 - 777 RP
12 - Mainline Bus
8 - EMJ
4 - Rouge 67

The class is made of:

14 Jazz
4 Sky
2 GGN
1 WJ
3 Encore
1 Swoop
2 Sunwing
1 Porter
1-2 Corporate
1 Cathay Pacific
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by a2btrail » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:48 am

landshark wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:55 pm
What was equipment was offered Friday to the April 1st class?
YYZ was only offered:

5 - 87 RP
2 - 777 RP
12 - Mainline Bus
8 - EMJ
4 - Rouge 67

Class size 31:

Express:
14 Jazz
4 Sky
2 GGN

OTS:
2 Sunwing
1 WJ
1 Swoop
3 Encore
1-2 Corporate
1 Porter
1 Cathay Pacific
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Dash.Trash » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:16 pm

a2btrail wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:48 am
landshark wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:55 pm
What was equipment was offered Friday to the April 1st class?
YYZ was only offered:

5 - 87 RP
2 - 777 RP
12 - Mainline Bus
8 - EMJ
4 - Rouge 67

Class size 31:

Express:
14 Jazz
4 Sky
2 GGN

OTS:
2 Sunwing
1 WJ
1 Swoop
3 Encore
1-2 Corporate
1 Porter
1 Cathay Pacific
That’s not what the April 1 class got... The March 11 class was awarded:
5 787 RP YVR
1 787 RP YYZ
7 767 Rouge YYZ
2 777 RP YVR
3 777 RP YYZ
3 319 Rouge YYZ
7 320 YYZ
6 EMJ YYZ
and was a class of 34.

The April 1 class of 31 has been tentatively offered (bases not specified until they bid this week):
2 777 RP
7 767 Rouge
6 319 Rouge
4 320
12 EMJ
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by FOD_Vacuum » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:15 pm

Is there any way to see the progress of your application? I first applied 2.5 years ago and just a few months ago updated my resume on job 18853 non-express portal. Did they slow down interviews due to the Max being grounded or something?
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The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by yyzpilot123 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:48 pm

I've had an application in for about the same amount of time and looking for same info. Also curious, when updating your application, should you "save" or "submit" each time? I've been told if you hit submit, it goes to the bottom of the pile. Can someone please elaborate on the best way to update? Thanks!
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by MorePower! » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:14 am

I applied about 2 years ago, this past December just did a new application. Interviewed in march.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by SAExpress » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:58 am

MorePower! wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:14 am
I applied about 2 years ago, this past December just did a new application. Interviewed in march.
No word yet? I interviewed in early March and waiting patiently....
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by MorePower! » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:23 am

SAExpress wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:58 am
MorePower! wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:14 am
I applied about 2 years ago, this past December just did a new application. Interviewed in march.
No word yet? I interviewed in early March and waiting patiently....
Yep still waiting also. 4 weeks today
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by FighterPilot » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:49 pm

MorePower! wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:23 am
SAExpress wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:58 am
MorePower! wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:14 am
I applied about 2 years ago, this past December just did a new application. Interviewed in march.
No word yet? I interviewed in early March and waiting patiently....
Yep still waiting also. 4 weeks today
If you’ve passed the 4 week mark after interviewing that’s usually a good sign.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by MorePower! » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:10 pm

FighterPilot wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:49 pm
MorePower! wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:23 am
SAExpress wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:58 am


No word yet? I interviewed in early March and waiting patiently....
Yep still waiting also. 4 weeks today

If you’ve passed the 4 week mark after interviewing that’s usually a good sign.
Sure hope so!
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by faculties11 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:58 pm

I'm switching careers and just got a multi-turbine job at a 703. I have a post secondary degree and other certifications. What are my chances of getting an interview at AC with no 705 experience?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Oxi » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:59 pm

FighterPilot wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:49 pm
MorePower! wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:23 am
SAExpress wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:58 am


No word yet? I interviewed in early March and waiting patiently....
Yep still waiting also. 4 weeks today
If you’ve passed the 4 week mark after interviewing that’s usually a good sign.
Folks have been rejected after 3 months and accepted after 3 and 1/2
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by FighterPilot » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:11 pm

Oxi wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:59 pm
FighterPilot wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:49 pm
MorePower! wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:23 am


Yep still waiting also. 4 weeks today
If you’ve passed the 4 week mark after interviewing that’s usually a good sign.
Folks have been rejected after 3 months and accepted after 3 and 1/2
Hence why I said usually.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by RILEY » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:17 pm

FighterPilot wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Oxi wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:59 pm
FighterPilot wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:49 pm


If you’ve passed the 4 week mark after interviewing that’s usually a good sign.
Folks have been rejected after 3 months and accepted after 3 and 1/2
Hence why I said usually.
Months? Or weeks?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by seven-oh-nooo » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:16 am

faculties11 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:58 pm
What are my chances of getting an interview at AC with no 705 experience?
It's been done before when interviews were much harder to get. My little company averages one per year but bear in mind it's never been one of the sub-thousand hour group who are climbing over each other to get to the door. I think AC's lowest bar to the interview is 2000 hours total.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by SAExpress » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:48 am

Anyone know if there is a course on May 13th? I’m just going on every 3 weeks so I’m guessing there is. And they should be filling that one soon. Have any calls gone out?

If anyone gets a call for that course, could you post it on here just so we’re all in the loop?

Thanks to everyone for all the info so far! It’s very helpful
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Flyingbro » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:48 am

6 weeks and counting, hopefully early May is a winner for me
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Oxi » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:52 pm

May 6th course is the next one after April 22
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by speedah » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:42 am

Calls are going out for May 6th ground school.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by faculties11 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:32 am

seven-oh-nooo wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:16 am
faculties11 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:58 pm
What are my chances of getting an interview at AC with no 705 experience?
It's been done before when interviews were much harder to get. My little company averages one per year but bear in mind it's never been one of the sub-thousand hour group who are climbing over each other to get to the door. I think AC's lowest bar to the interview is 2000 hours total.
I'm wondering if I am better off going to the express carriers or sticking it out here as upgrade times are quicker.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by altiplano » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:53 am

faculties11 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:32 am
seven-oh-nooo wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:16 am
faculties11 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:58 pm
What are my chances of getting an interview at AC with no 705 experience?
It's been done before when interviews were much harder to get. My little company averages one per year but bear in mind it's never been one of the sub-thousand hour group who are climbing over each other to get to the door. I think AC's lowest bar to the interview is 2000 hours total.
I'm wondering if I am better off going to the express carriers or sticking it out here as upgrade times are quicker.
People do get hired from 703/704, but you are not as competitive and trying to stand out in a larger group...

What type are you on? How much are you flying? What's your background?

If you are about to upgrade on a turboprop and don't have much PIC experience, I'd take the upgrade, and then immediately throw my resume in with Jazz/Sky, and plan to go 705 with 500 or so multi-turbine PIC in my book. That diversity of experience is a plus...

There is a big focus in the company right now in training on the basics, no automation, raw data, hand flying... I think especially that a lot of people joining now are only coming through the express stream, have always been dispatched, and only managing automation through their careers. That 705 experience is good, it's valuable - and it's generally a better job - but showing diversity in your background, that you survived a few thousand hours fending for yourself running in a Beech or Metro, including time as a Captain, strengthens that and makes you more competitive IMO.
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