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500+ PIC JET 2 CREW
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#676 Post by Air.Field » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:05 pm

Jazz about 36k or so, with OT easily make mid 40s. Not counting per diems, because they don't count.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#677 Post by dtpilot » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:43 pm

Yall could always go to Cathay... :twisted: 16,800cad/month starting. DEFO.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#678 Post by yvrflyguy » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:13 pm

Has anyone who has interviewed recently got a call for a course?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#679 Post by PT6onH20 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:33 pm

Interviewed 3rd week of March. Told up to 6-8 weeks to hear back.

Whats your time line looking like?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#680 Post by garfield » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:36 pm

Sure, they will only hire from express... and express are gonna cancel more flights. Anyway AC doesn't care about express cancelling flights because it doesn't affect their operations...

Maybe more hire from express but I think it's still gonna be far from 80%.

You need a good carrot to interest people about express carriers with the kind of package they offer.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#681 Post by GATRKGA » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:29 pm

SR. Captain. Degree. 7 Weeks Between Interview and PFO. Passed Medical. SR Called, Good Reference Given. WTF Flag Raised. Guess they do care about parking express planes? My email said my skills and qualifications were given full consideration, and that AC is not prepared to offer me employment at this time. My gut feeling tells me it's not my skills and qualifications, and that its something else? Business Decision? Not sure. Maybe someone can shed some light.

Oh well - they will lose guys from express one way or another.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#682 Post by confusedalot » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:08 pm

Sorry to hear that, and I am sure you are a perfectly good candidate, so don't take the turndown personally, which I know is hard to do. As objectively as I can state, I have heard of so many good and at times superb potentials being turned down over the decades that to my mind at least, appears to be an ongoing mystery. As you know, you will never know why, ''the board'' is a secretive place indeed.

For what it's worth, I don't think think that parking planes at the express carriers is a factor in the decision making. I don't know the express/mothercorp contract details, but I suspect that mothercorp foots the bill for pilot training in any case, among other things, so from a financial perspective it does not really matter.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#683 Post by Victory » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:14 pm

Sounds like you feel you deserve the position which can come across badly in the interview.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#684 Post by yvrflyguy » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:29 pm

Got the call this am for the April 23 Course....Interview was on March 14
Best of luck to all that go through the process!
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#685 Post by av8ts » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:10 am

garfield wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:36 pm
Sure, they will only hire from express... and express are gonna cancel more flights. Anyway AC doesn't care about express cancelling flights because it doesn't affect their operations...
You do know that Express flights are AC passengers connecting to/from AC flights right
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#686 Post by altiplano » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:16 am

Update for those wondering.
Very competitive joining right now for OTS.

Lots of OTS in most recent classes:
lots of military, westjet, transat, porter, encore, a few off overseas heavy jets, a couple off corporate jets, several from smaller 705 ops too -8/737/dornier.

All with diverse experience and backgrounds. None from commuter/air taxi/turboprop only ops.

Of the express new hires it looks like lots coming from training positions or deep backgrounds. Seems they like that...

The most recent position bid was shelved until June, but lots of hiring still to do. Good luck!
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#687 Post by NotDirty! » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:13 am

altiplano wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:16 am
All with diverse experience and backgrounds. None from commuter/air taxi/turboprop only ops.
Not entirely true... there was ONE in the Feb 19th class.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#688 Post by dialdriver » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:15 am

Any guess on how long it can take to get a second interview after being PFO'd the first time?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#689 Post by altiplano » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:25 am

NotDirty! wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:13 am
Not entirely true... there was ONE in the Feb 19th class.
altiplano wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:16 am
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#690 Post by Noo » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:49 pm

Interesting there is a large uptick in WestJet mainline joining AC. Encore too.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#691 Post by dtpilot » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:06 pm

Anybody know if you selected the second option “working knowledge” for French if some of the video interview is in French?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#692 Post by NotDirty! » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:46 am

dialdriver wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:15 am
Any guess on how long it can take to get a second interview after being PFO'd the first time?
I would think that the biggest limiting factor is the opening of the application portal. They say you can reapply in 6 months, but if they don’t accept applications for another year and a half, then it will be at least that long.

I was PFO’d in 2012, didn’t reapply until 2016, and interviewed in early 2017, started PIT in Feb 2018.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#693 Post by Dry Guy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:55 am

The final PIT course before the summer break was scheduled for May 14th but it was said that would only be held "if required". So do you guys think that one will be required?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#694 Post by NotDirty! » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:13 am

Dry Guy wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:55 am
The final PIT course before the summer break was scheduled for May 14th but it was said that would only be held "if required". So do you guys think that one will be required?
The February bid showed 420 vacancies system wide. Between February and the end of April, they have hired about 150 pilots. So a May PIT could be considered “required”... however there are only so many sims and instructors, so they may decide that they don’t require the course, if they need to give the training department time to catch up.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#695 Post by pilotabc » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:02 am

Late April course

Aviation diploma, 4K TT, Q driver. Calls have been going out this week and especially today with a few friends getting the call also. Good luck all!
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#696 Post by Victory » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:16 am

Congrats. Sounds like you may have got on the last course in a while.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#697 Post by pigboat » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:00 am

Just talked to a G/S Instructor. 40 pilots started on the 3rd and another 40 will start before the end of April. No idea of the composition of the new classes.

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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#698 Post by Duke15 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:53 pm

Just got the offer for an April 23rd start date, goodluck to everyone else in the process
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#699 Post by Noo » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:29 pm

The April courses were only planned to be 30 persons. So if they upped them to 40 that doesn't bode well for there being a May 14th course.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#700 Post by groundpilot » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:23 pm

Dry Guy wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:55 am
The final PIT course before the summer break was scheduled for May 14th but it was said that would only be held "if required". So do you guys think that one will be required?
Yes I do. Training Reports clearly indicate type courses for end of May for new hires which assumingly would be filled by a PIT course scheduled earlier in the month.

Would not be surprised if there were summer courses this year
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