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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#451 Post by lyrad6 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:04 am

From the sounds of it, most are being hired into courses within a few months of interviewing. Hopefully the 2 year pool is a thing of the past.

Anyone out there recently PFO'd from AC? If so, curious how soon the news came after the interview process was completed. Is it usually fairly quick or can be it be many weeks/months later?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#452 Post by flyhighneverdie » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:31 pm

Victory wrote:How long are fellow OTS guys typically spending in the hiring pool these days? Is 2 years in the pool still possible like it was a while back or has the pilot shortage put an end to that?
Doesnt seems there is a hiring pool per say. Its a process that takes a fair bit of time (but will likely accelerate) and these days when you get tru it, you are hired or pfo’d.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#453 Post by Victory » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:50 am

I understand that they don't tell you that you are in the pool anymore because people were assuming that meant they were hired and getting very angry when they timed out of the pool.
What and when do tell you after the in-person interview if you passed or not? I imagine a PFO comes pretty quickly? So if you don't get that how long are people waiting after the interview to hear they will be getting a course date? If you don't get a PFO right away is it safe to assume you are in the pool?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#454 Post by flyhighneverdie » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:21 am

It took about 6 months from the in person to the hiring. Everyone path and timeline seems to be a little different but from the interview I had to wait 3 months for the medical. I never got a “pass” after the interview. If you dont get a pfo it kind of means that so far everything is good....no news is generally good news.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#455 Post by Victory » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:17 am

Ok thanks. I've heard they do the medical at the same time as the interview now. 6 months is a long time to wait for a decision. Especially in this current hiring climate. Though if you don't get a PFO soon after your interview/medical then I guess you shouldn't apply elsewhere because you are probably in the pool.
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#456 Post by pilot.nzl » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:25 pm

I interviewed within the last month, the interview and other testing was day one, medical the morning of day two. I was told after the interview that all results from online testing, psychometric, interview and medical were sent to a board that meets once per month. They make a decision either way and let you know within six weeks of the interview.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#457 Post by Victory » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:03 pm

Ok thanks. That seems a lot more pleasant than wondering for 6 months.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#458 Post by EyeOh » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:09 am

Sorry if I'm a bit out of the loop on this. Can you currently apply to AC or are they just interviewing people from the last time this 'portal' was open?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#459 Post by PT6onH20 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:16 pm

Im still waiting for video resume from the last time the portal was opened.

5000 + hrs
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Anyone else holding their breath?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#460 Post by Stan Darsh » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:42 am

Completed the video interview, waiting for some sort of response. Applied 18 months ago.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#461 Post by schnitzel2k3 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:59 am

Portal is open again - got the e-mail this morning.

For those interested, best of luck.

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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#462 Post by co-joe » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:05 pm

Stan Darsh wrote:Completed the video interview, waiting for some sort of response. Applied 18 months ago.
Did you remind them that you are indeed Rick James...Bitch?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#463 Post by Stan Darsh » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:20 pm

I most certainly did. Is there a couch in the interview room?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#464 Post by SpdLvlChgClb » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:24 pm

I submitted my application when the pilot hiring opened on Monday and just received an invite for the on line interview. Which software is required, i.e. can it be conducted on an iPad thru FaceTime or a PC with Skype? What should I anticipate, length of time, types of questions, etc? Any info is appreciated. Thanks in advance
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#465 Post by plhought » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:43 pm

I'm pretty sure the on-line interview actually just records your response to some pre-canned questions through a special website. Hiring gang then reviews your responses/video later. Pretty sure it works with an iPad.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#466 Post by flyhighneverdie » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:12 pm

Generic questions. You can use an ipad. You will receive instructions how to do it. Its an app that you install and go from there.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#467 Post by lookinghforajob » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:10 pm

Im really not sure what OTS stands for. Can someone pls elaborate? Thx

I can say I was initially interviewed in EARLY 2012 and was offered a spot for in the Pool. To be honest I had almost all Single Engine Time, No Degree and very little Multi. Another gal who interviewed same day was similar who actually had the basic Multi time from her Multi IFR and another fella from Porter. As far as I knew I was the only one to get through and offered a spot and a medical date as well (eventually). 3000hrs mostly PIC. I had to turn the generous offer down, the time I spent in the pool, had a baby, had another baby WOW, I ended up sticking with my company on the coast who were thrilled (some of my friends kicked me in the butt). I dont kick myself for not taking the offer but I do like to think about it, I'm at a great company with an awesome schedule. (hard to comedy on the west)

I reapplied yesterday, 4 years after the offer.

6500TT 3400JET, 4500 PIC/Multi Jet Single ect. NO DEGREE.

Wondering how will fit into their matrix. Feel free to PM if you like the new hires. I haven't yet dug into every single post on this thread but will soon. Hoping that when I politely turned Ms Mason down in the past if I shut the doors for good.

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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#468 Post by zipper » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:47 pm

SpdLvlChgClb wrote:I submitted my application when the pilot hiring opened on Monday and just received an invite for the on line interview.
What sort of times do you have and did the invite come via email or phone call?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#469 Post by SpdLvlChgClb » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:26 pm

Thanks for the info regarding the on-line video interview, I also found an earlier thread about it, I believe I searched "on-line interview" within the AC section of this forum.
I received the invite for the on-line video via email the day after I applied. I have 6000+ hours and a degree.
OTS stands for "off the street" , implying that you are not from an AC feeder.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#470 Post by Ah_yeah » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:15 pm

22 out of 29 are OTS in the latest course of Oct 23/17
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#471 Post by lookinghforajob » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:28 pm

SpdLvlChgClb wrote:Thanks for the info regarding the on-line video interview, I also found an earlier thread about it, I believe I searched "on-line interview" within the AC section of this forum.
I received the invite for the on-line video via email the day after I applied. I have 6000+ hours and a degree.
OTS stands for "off the street" , implying that you are not from an AC feeder.
Wow, good to hear things are moving so fast. Thanks for answering the questions. I throughly enjoyed the gauntlet full day process 5 years ago. But then again I really enjoy interviews. Wont turn the one down next time I get the opportunity. GL
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#472 Post by Pete » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:03 am

Has anyone been hired OTS in the last year without a degree?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#473 Post by iflyroads » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:12 am

Those who have recently been called for a video interview...did you have any 737 time?

Curious if that will be a factor with the Max coming into service soon?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#474 Post by altiplano » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:27 am

several 737 pilots on the recent course...

I see new hires from WestJet, First Air, Sunwing...
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#475 Post by Air.Field » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:22 am

Pete wrote:Has anyone been hired OTS in the last year without a degree?
Yes, I know of 2 in recent courses.
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