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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by Cubester » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:14 am

bcflyer wrote:Just relax. 30 days is a drop in the bucket. It took them 4 months to let me know.

Wow, u have great patience, was it at least good news after the 4 months?

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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by Milton Friedman » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:47 pm

6 months for me ending with a no. I knew I should have just been honest about my wanting to become a florist...don't hide who you are kids.
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by yycflyguy » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:15 pm

Milton Friedman wrote:6 months for me ending with a no. I knew I should have just been honest about my wanting to become a florist...don't hide who you are kids.
So re-apply.
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by bcflyer » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:26 pm

Cubester wrote:
bcflyer wrote:Just relax. 30 days is a drop in the bucket. It took them 4 months to let me know.

Wow, u have great patience, was it at least good news after the 4 months?

Cube
It was a bit nerve racking but in the end it was good news.
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by EatSleepFly » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:37 pm

I got the call today, starting July 25. Took 1 month after initial interview for final answer, or 3 weeks after medical to hear a yes. Wish everyone best of luck and looking forward to joining the team.

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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by ogopogo » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:11 am

So for those of you that were called for July 25th, do you know at this point where AC will put you? ie F/O or RP? I was told it's basically the luck of the draw and based on nothing else?
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by bcflyer » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:42 am

You won't know what position you are getting until after your PIT course. You will draw straws for your seniority number, they will tell you what is available and you bid on what you want. (provided there are choices. Some G/S are all on postion. ie all EMB F/O etc)
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by Brize » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:13 pm

Some questions for the recently hired.

Are medicals completed in YYZ only or can one be done in another city where they have a base?
Do new hires currently have travel benefits from the start or only after six months?
Have there been any bases offered to new hires outside of YYZ? Which ones if so?
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by snag » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:41 pm

Brize,

-Medicals can be completed at YVR, YUL, YYZ and YWG
-Have travel benefits almost from day 1 (have to process your name into the system)
-So far, only YYZ based positions. However, last batch had people transfer to YVR within one equipment bid. YUL has seen very little junior movement.

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(edited to add YWG)
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by Glen Quagmire » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:22 am

Last training plan showed 4, maybe 8 767 RP YYZ and 12-16 EMJ FO YYZ I think. So expect that for July g/s. a/c courses started on the 8th of August.
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by FL020 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:02 am

Assuming the ground school is full already for the 25th ? 2 week mark is on Monday...... :?
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by vortac » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:07 pm

Some great info being shared by all. Thanks. This thread is amazing therapy for those in the waiting.

Anyone get the call this week to schedule a medical? It's been pretty quiet here lately. I know of interviews being conducted all this week. I wonder when the hiring committee meets next.
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by snag » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:41 am

The next aircraft courses are 22nd Aug (8 slots), and 05 Sep (6 slots). Therefore I bet there will be one or two PIT courses starting between the 8th and 22nd of Aug. Unless there are 26 people showing up next Monday :) .
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by HavaJava » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:42 am

snag wrote:Unless there are 26 people showing up next Monday :) .
Quite possible...latest rumour I've heard is 1 course of 24 new hires a month until December and then 16 a month until June!

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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by N8 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:28 am

I am in the same boat Homer, except I got my PFO in 2008. It's been a long wait. I update my profile on a regular basis and just keep my fingers crossed they they will call me in again someday.
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by yycflyguy » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:55 am

evilhomer wrote:I do not know anybody who has been called again in this hiring wave. But if it is any comfort: Air Canada has hired some great poeple that I know; but they have hired one individual who I have worked with and this guy will throw his baby girl underneath a fast moving truck and tell people how great of a person he is for making a perfect throw. SO if a guy like him can get through; then the many professional pilots out there will without a doubt get their slice of the pie.

Good Luck to all!!
Perhaps bad mouthing former colleagues led to the original PFO? This kind of trait normally stands out in an interview.

Free advice: Stick with telling the company what great people they already have and keep things positive here and in an interview.
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by vortac » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:34 pm

It seems to me that in the latest round that if you are not getting a call within 1 week of interview for a medical, then you are probably in the pile that no one wants to be in.
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by The People's Pilot » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:03 pm

From what I hear they've been running interviews three times a week since the end of June, and more scheduled for next week.

Maybe they're piling up candidates before making a decision?

Any word on groundschools for August?
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by onspeed » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:23 pm

vortac wrote:It seems to me that in the latest round that if you are not getting a call within 1 week of interview for a medical, then you are probably in the pile that no one wants to be in.
That was my impression. Interviewed early March and PFO'd late May, so about 8 weeks to PFO for myself. Although i had the impression that they were not building a pool this time, everyone I know who was hired had a medical within a week of the interview. Anyone who interviewed early March \ late April get hired?
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by JTrain » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:51 am

onspeed wrote:
vortac wrote:It seems to me that in the latest round that if you are not getting a call within 1 week of interview for a medical, then you are probably in the pile that no one wants to be in.
That was my impression. Interviewed early March and PFO'd late May, so about 8 weeks to PFO for myself. Although i had the impression that they were not building a pool this time, everyone I know who was hired had a medical within a week of the interview. Anyone who interviewed early March \ late April get hired?

Sorry to hear that.

Out of curiosity, how are they contacting people for interviews? Via email? Via phone calls?

How much advance notice do you get, and are they flexible on interviews if you, for example, are out of the country on rotation for work.


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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by Joint-venture » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:40 pm

Contacted for interview by email. I got about a weeks notice and they gave several options for interview slots. Did a medical soon after (phone call). I would like to know how many people have gotten the dreaded letter after doing a medical? Been a few weeks and still waiting to hear. Rumour has it they are giving Medicals to more candidates these days. Thoughts?
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by Sea2Sky » Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:14 am

Hey JV,

You're almost there. If there is no issue with the medical or references, you normally get the call about two weeks before the course starts (courses start on a Monday, so calls go out on a Thursday or Friday, 2 weeks prior). This gives you about only 1 or 2 days to give two weeks notice to the current employer.

Hint: your references will get calls about 3 or 4 days before the Friday "yes" call goes out.
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by FL020 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:04 am

Also did the medical... No word yet in form of letter or call. It's been 3 weeks so far. Obviously not on the July 25 course.....
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Re: Air Canada Interviews

Post by crooked timber » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:11 am

Sea2Sky wrote:If there is no issue with the medical or references, you normally get the call about two weeks before the course starts (courses start on a Monday, so calls go out on a Thursday or Friday, 2 weeks prior). This gives you about only 1 or 2 days to give two weeks notice to the current employer.

Hint: your references will get calls about 3 or 4 days before the Friday "yes" call goes out.
ymmv. i got the email for an interview on a wed. i responded indicating that my first choice was for an interview date was something like three weeks later, the next day i got the confirmation email saying my interview was booked for the following wed (ie in 6 days which might be tough to swing depending on your schedule/location).

interviewed the following wed. called for medical the day after(thurs). did the medical the day after(fri). they called my employer for a reference the next business day(mon). during the interview they tell you to expect a 6-8 week wait for a response. i ended up getting the call exactly one month after my interview; my course start date was one month after that so, thankfully, i could give plenty of notice to my employer.

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Air Canada Interviews

Post by Dhc6to8 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:25 am

Thanks for the info timber,
I am just wondering why companies expect or demand or assume (pick one) why a one month (or less) leave of notice is okay... I had to show a contract once to a potential new employer after passing the interview and selection that I had a contractual obligation to 4 months notice before I could begin working at the new company. This was unacceptable to the new company and I declined to accept their job offer (at the new company) because I felt that the current employer had treated me well, provided me with an excellent income with good terms and conditions and deserved to have the contract honoured..... the new company's HR personnel told me that any young guy or gal would spring on an offer from them... I said that I would too, but I have a obligation to return the decency to my (at that time) current employer. What got me the most was that during the interview I was probed and prodded to test my conviction and solidarity to my employer; and, that by wanting to fullfil my contractual obligations I was demonstrating this but it was falling on deaf ears... needless to say, I declined this new (unnamed company) offer of employment. They expected commitment and yet ask you at the same time to drop all previous engagements to match their program. I hope this is not the case at AC. Will AC give you the time to fullfil any contractual obligations (say 4 months of notice of leave - for example?) with current employers before moving over to the red team, or does AC expect you to drop the ball and run to them?
opinions anybody?
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