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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#776 Post by Duke15 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:49 pm

K.Adams wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:46 am
Any one care to share their timeline from initial interview to GS date?
about three months for me
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#777 Post by JLA » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:26 am

Anybody else got the e-mail stating their application was on hold for maximum 12 months?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#778 Post by iflyroads » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:17 am

JLA wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:26 am
Anybody else got the e-mail stating their application was on hold for maximum 12 months?
How recently did you get this email?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#779 Post by Ironman2909 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:32 am

Calls went last week for a pit course in August.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#780 Post by yvrflyguy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:05 am

Has anyone actually gotten a call for the Aug PIT course?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#781 Post by jpilot77 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:04 am

My friend got the call Monday. SR captain.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#782 Post by JLA » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:37 am

Any confirmed gs dates for september yet?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#783 Post by FighterPilot » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:49 am

Of the last few months when PIT courses were running how many RP spots were offered? Sounds like a good 75% of the new hires were going narrowbody FO. Just curious as it sounds like the RP spots are becoming more sought after at least for commuters.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#784 Post by flyhighneverdie » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:46 pm

Not much RP where offered in the last few months aside from the one in June in think. Currently, a lot of open on the 320 for YYZ... I wouldn't surprised if the next few courses a big chunk of new hires will get that.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#785 Post by dtpilot » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:22 pm

Fall dates?? Anyone?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#786 Post by K.Adams » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:52 am

Got an email for inperson. It said they are conducting interviews for fall course dates.



Any tips or any other help for the in-person interview ?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#787 Post by cloak » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:24 pm

Yeah, ..... wait for it.....just be yourself!!! :D
Sorry couldn’t resist, makes me laugh when people say that!
Normally a good idea to have ready some examples of when you went above and beyond, any emergencies, any poor performances and why, what do you bring, things like that....and of course watch the medical, get plenty of rest.....good luck.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#788 Post by takamasa » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:21 pm

K.Adams wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:52 am
Got an email for inperson. It said they are conducting interviews for fall course dates.



Any tips or any other help for the in-person interview ?
mind asking what kind of experience are you holding?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#789 Post by Gonzodriver » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:40 am

dtpilot wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Fall dates?? Anyone?
Sep 10 and Oct 22

calls started going out last week
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#790 Post by lownslow » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:23 am

cloak wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:24 pm
Yeah, ..... wait for it.....just be yourself!!! :D
No thanks, I'm already doing that for birth control. Can you recommend someone else to be?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#791 Post by Mr. North » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:53 pm

Gonzodriver wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:40 am
dtpilot wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Fall dates?? Anyone?
Sep 10 and Oct 22

calls started going out last week
Are they not running a class every three weeks? Is there nothing planned for October 1st?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#792 Post by NotDirty! » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:55 pm

lownslow wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:23 am
No thanks, I'm already doing that for birth control. Can you recommend someone else to be?
Be NickyNick... that will solve all of your interview issues... or be Batman.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#793 Post by NotDirty! » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:04 pm

FighterPilot wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:49 am
Of the last few months when PIT courses were running how many RP spots were offered? Sounds like a good 75% of the new hires were going narrowbody FO. Just curious as it sounds like the RP spots are becoming more sought after at least for commuters.
I would guess that your estimate is accurate. There was one small class that was all 787 RP, but for the most part the classes have been 50% A320, and the other half a collection of other positions. RP spots were popular in my class, most went to the senior half of the class. Your mileage may vary.

I am commuting, as a mainline 320 FO. I was able to hold a block very quickly, and while I don’t get the most productive pairings, I have managed to concentrate them together to make a reasonable commuting schedule. My July consisted of 2 days on/7 days off/7 days on/7 days off/7 days on. I spent a total of 6 nights in YYZ, 4 of which were between pairings within the 7 day on blocks.

Commuting will always add a challenge, but it is doable, even as a fairly junior narrowbody FO.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#794 Post by OPNCLB » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:56 pm

Gonzodriver wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:40 am
dtpilot wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Fall dates?? Anyone?
Sep 10 and Oct 22

calls started going out last week
Does anyone know when they had the in-person interview? 1 month ago,2 months ago ,etc...
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#795 Post by FloydEye » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:18 am

Does anyone know the inside workings of the hiring process?

Is it true there’s a panel of people that get together and make the final decision on your application after you’ve interviewed?

How often does this panel meet? Once a month? If this was known one could determine when offers go out...?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#796 Post by Gonzodriver » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:39 am

OPNCLB wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Gonzodriver wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:40 am
dtpilot wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Fall dates?? Anyone?
Sep 10 and Oct 22

calls started going out last week
Does anyone know when they had the in-person interview? 1 month ago,2 months ago ,etc...
March/April time frame for the guys i know.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#797 Post by JLA » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:10 am

Express guys interviewed in may/june are getting in aug and sep as well
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#798 Post by iflyroads » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:37 pm

FloydEye wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:18 am
Does anyone know the inside workings of the hiring process?

Is it true there’s a panel of people that get together and make the final decision on your application after you’ve interviewed?

How often does this panel meet? Once a month? If this was known one could determine when offers go out...?

Doesn't seem realistic, they are swamped right now with applications, interviews etc.

Offers usually go out 1 month before GS. At the latest 3 weeks
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#799 Post by dialdriver » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:41 am

NotDirty! wrote:
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.
I reapplied in October 2017 and haven't heard back. Others in the same situation have.

I must say, the first interview was not a great experience. They seemed disinterested, just asking questions and writing answers. It was over fairly quick. The HR lady did not even get up or shake my hand when I entered the room (intentional?) When we were done, I felt like she was marching me off the property and out the door with hardly a word said.

Afterwards, I realized I had blown a couple questions, but I am wondering what happened overall. With all the hiring of apparently less qualified people since my reapplication, I figure they aren't too impressed with me.

Should I give up?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

#800 Post by '97 Tercel » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:25 pm

Don't give up on AC or WJ - when the US airline's lobbying for pilot open border is successful they'll beg you to join.
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