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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#401 Post by TrashHawler » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:04 pm

Sharklasers wrote:
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.
I was told I was clean right away. She told me about the whole colour thing and I tested negative.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#402 Post by Sharklasers » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:17 pm

Call the Dr. I think they will tell you if your medical was clean or not. Anyone I know that had a problem with the medical was told what it was and tested again.
The doctor is also there to assess you psychologically, he asks how other people would describe you etc.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#403 Post by checkremarks » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:07 pm

TrashHawler,

Did you receive an email at any point from AC HR stating that all pilot vacancies are full, We do anticipate continuing to hire throughout the fall and 2018, and as such, we hope to be able to proceed with your file in the future. Until that time, your application will be put on hold. Your file will remain active for a period of twelve (12) months?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#404 Post by TrashHawler » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:51 pm

checkremarks wrote:TrashHawler,

Did you receive an email at any point from AC HR stating that all pilot vacancies are full, We do anticipate continuing to hire throughout the fall and 2018, and as such, we hope to be able to proceed with your file in the future. Until that time, your application will be put on hold. Your file will remain active for a period of twelve (12) months?
Yes, back in April
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#405 Post by atphat » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:48 pm

Very strange. Call the doc. Can't hurt.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#406 Post by flyhighneverdie » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:28 am

TrashHawler wrote:
checkremarks wrote:TrashHawler,

Did you receive an email at any point from AC HR stating that all pilot vacancies are full, We do anticipate continuing to hire throughout the fall and 2018, and as such, we hope to be able to proceed with your file in the future. Until that time, your application will be put on hold. Your file will remain active for a period of twelve (12) months?
Yes, back in April
Its almost like when you do the medical its not an indication that the interview was successful. Its like they build file and and once complete, its submitted to a hiring commity for a decision on all the elements presented by the HR. They stopped the hiring machine in April and they have now restarted it where it was stopped. I'm surprised that it would be like that but it seems so. Anyone else can chime in with more info about the process?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#407 Post by CAL » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:42 am

that doesnt seem like a PFO that seems like they just didnt need anymore pilots?.....no/yes?
If its still active I would assume you would get the offer when they start hiring again?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#408 Post by flyhighneverdie » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:37 am

CAL wrote:that doesnt seem like a PFO that seems like they just didnt need anymore pilots?.....no/yes?
If its still active I would assume you would get the offer when they start hiring again?

In April they stopped the hiring and where saying resuming fall 2017. However they begun processing candidates again late in June and apparently some courses are on the go this month and next.

I dont think they would pfo just to keep you waiting while the hiring process is on hold. After the medical there is the reference and security checks. The problem could be there. But it could be very much with something else if they process everyone up to the medical without the need of a successful interview. Hard to say.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#409 Post by altiplano » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:18 pm

Someone must have a course date... did one just start?

I see a dozen or so 787RP courses for "New Hires" on the training plan all through August...

If one hasn't started, I guess someone isn't coordinating with the planner.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#410 Post by TrashHawler » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:14 pm

flyhighneverdie wrote:
TrashHawler wrote:
checkremarks wrote:TrashHawler,

Did you receive an email at any point from AC HR stating that all pilot vacancies are full, We do anticipate continuing to hire throughout the fall and 2018, and as such, we hope to be able to proceed with your file in the future. Until that time, your application will be put on hold. Your file will remain active for a period of twelve (12) months?
Yes, back in April
Its almost like when you do the medical its not an indication that the interview was successful. Its like they build file and and once complete, its submitted to a hiring commity for a decision on all the elements presented by the HR. They stopped the hiring machine in April and they have now restarted it where it was stopped. I'm surprised that it would be like that but it seems so. Anyone else can chime in with more info about the process?
I don't believe that part with the interview not being assessed. If the interview went poorly, I am sure they wouldn't call references, send for a medical. I don't know how that psychological assessment factors in as I've heard it takes awhile to get the results back.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#411 Post by TrashHawler » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:16 pm

CAL wrote:that doesnt seem like a PFO that seems like they just didnt need anymore pilots?.....no/yes?
If its still active I would assume you would get the offer when they start hiring again?
I definitely got PFO "our hiring board has determined that we are unable to offer you employment at this time". Can't be any more clear than that.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#412 Post by Jetstream930 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:07 pm

Does anyone know when the next ground school is going to be?
Good luck to all in the hiring process.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#413 Post by iflyroads » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:40 am

Jetstream930 wrote:Does anyone know when the next ground school is going to be?
Good luck to all in the hiring process.

I was told there was one earlier this month. Next one in Sept/Oct.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#414 Post by altiplano » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:36 pm

Looks like a class last week.

WJE, SKY, Porter, Transat, a couple others...
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#415 Post by Jean-Pierre » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:01 am

No Jazz or Georgian? Hmm.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#416 Post by gtanorth » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:51 am

Jean-Pierre wrote:No Jazz or Georgian? Hmm.
Dont know about Jazz but GGN had sent over quota for the last few GS. The PMA is not a per GS commitment from the operator perspective, it is a yearly commitment to flow. This is probably just giving them a breather to catch up on training.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#417 Post by PROC_HDG » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:13 am

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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#418 Post by Jimmy2 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:09 am

gtanorth wrote:
Jean-Pierre wrote:No Jazz or Georgian? Hmm.
This is probably just giving them a breather to catch up on training.
This is a great chance for OTS candidates. It's why they started calling them in early before the fall like they had planned.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#419 Post by Gear Jerker » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:59 pm

altiplano wrote:Looks like a class last week.

WJE, SKY, Porter, Transat, a couple others...
All with degrees?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#420 Post by altiplano » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:59 pm

I don't know.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#421 Post by Black_Tusk » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:11 pm

Jean-Pierre wrote:No Jazz or Georgian? Hmm.
Considering we're basically parking planes due to lack of crews, it doesn't surprise me. I wouldn't read anything into it long term.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#422 Post by Jimmy_Hoffa » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:46 pm

Gear Jerker wrote:
altiplano wrote:Looks like a class last week.

WJE, SKY, Porter, Transat, a couple others...
All with degrees?
All with degrees except for possibly one.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#423 Post by Dry Guy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:17 pm

Should one update their application if they received the 'good email' and the 'wait for the fall' email? During the video interview process are you given a chance to update your credentials? Since my application a year and a half ago I've gone from 703 Capt to 705 Capt. I'm wondering if I update my application if it will mess up the system that hopefully will have me video interviewing this fall.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#424 Post by groundpilot » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:34 pm

From what I see and heard...

Next course is September 11 with 30 and there will be a course every 3 weeks of 30...

Hopefully the online portal will open soon for new applicants...

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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#425 Post by CAL » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:51 am

I wonder if that will help guys that have put their information online after the last posting closed.

I am assuming they are still working through what they had on file?
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