2020 Hiring

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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by J-Y-M » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:46 am

DaveP wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:55 pm
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Hi!
3 courses in March. Calls are going out all the time as we try and give as much notice as possible - but sometimes a reference or background check holds us up a little.

Don’t be shy to reach out to the recruitment team if you have any questions but typically it takes 3 weeks before you hear any news from the team.
Cheers
Dave


Hi Dave!
Do you have an email where I can send my resume to mainline. The website link is not there anymore
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The link is showing open - let me know if you are still having issues.
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Thanks...its active now
thank you
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by J-Y-M » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:34 pm

DaveP wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:55 pm
J-Y-M wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:40 pm
DaveP wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:16 pm
Hi!
3 courses in March. Calls are going out all the time as we try and give as much notice as possible - but sometimes a reference or background check holds us up a little.

Don’t be shy to reach out to the recruitment team if you have any questions but typically it takes 3 weeks before you hear any news from the team.
Cheers
Dave


Hi Dave!
Do you have an email where I can send my resume to mainline. The website link is not there anymore
Thank you
J
https://career4.successfactors.com/care ... kk6L7w8%3d
Hi There,
The link is showing open - let me know if you are still having issues.
Cheers
Dave
Hi Dave!
I still have issues. it disappeared again .
Any Help would be great.
J
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by Yycjetdriver » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:13 pm

J-Y-M wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:34 pm
DaveP wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:55 pm
J-Y-M wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:40 pm




Hi Dave!
Do you have an email where I can send my resume to mainline. The website link is not there anymore
Thank you
J
https://career4.successfactors.com/care ... kk6L7w8%3d
Hi There,
The link is showing open - let me know if you are still having issues.
Cheers
Dave
Hi Dave!
I still have issues. it disappeared again .
Any Help would be great.
J
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by DaveP » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:25 pm

J-Y-M wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:34 pm
DaveP wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:55 pm
J-Y-M wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:40 pm




Hi Dave!
Do you have an email where I can send my resume to mainline. The website link is not there anymore
Thank you
J
https://career4.successfactors.com/care ... kk6L7w8%3d
Hi There,
The link is showing open - let me know if you are still having issues.
Cheers
Dave
Hi Dave!
I still have issues. it disappeared again .
Any Help would be great.
J
Hi J

It’s been down the last day or so - it will be back up within the next couple hours I’m told. The recruiters simply renew the run and had the posting down.

As for course updates - the first course in March (2nd) is full (16 is the course size), March 16 (16 is the course size) has a couple spots left and March 30 is just starting to be filled (again 16).

Interviews are typically Tuesday to Thursday. There is also a new posting coming up for military helicopter pilots who wish to transition to the fixed wing world giving them credit and an opportunity to apply to Encore with an IATra and MIFR along with specific TT and helo command time. This posting will also be going up.

Cheers
Dave
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by J-Y-M » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:30 pm

DaveP wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:25 pm
J-Y-M wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:34 pm
DaveP wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:55 pm


https://career4.successfactors.com/care ... kk6L7w8%3d
Hi There,
The link is showing open - let me know if you are still having issues.
Cheers
Dave
Hi Dave!
I still have issues. it disappeared again .
Any Help would be great.
J
Hi J

It’s been down the last day or so - it will be back up within the next couple hours I’m told. The recruiters simply renew the run and had the posting down.

As for course updates - the first course in March (2nd) is full (16 is the course size), March 16 (16 is the course size) has a couple spots left and March 30 is just starting to be filled (again 16).

Interviews are typically Tuesday to Thursday. There is also a new posting coming up for military helicopter pilots who wish to transition to the fixed wing world giving them credit and an opportunity to apply to Encore with an IATra and MIFR along with specific TT and helo command time. This posting will also be going up.

Cheers
Dave
Thank you Dave

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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by Babar350 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:16 am

They dropped the 1000hrs multi crew...
So yeah, let’s do 2 years on a king air and jump in front of every Q pilots.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by seriousflyer » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:38 pm

The entire pilot market is going to get squeezed again as Jazz has published a bid with 30-40 vacancies for Captains for the first time in recent years.

Now with both Mainline operators and both regionals hiring at unprecedented levels, the next 24 months is a pilots dream and a recruiting challenge. All standards are being dropped to attract talent.

Flow and retention will be the main focus for operations management all while balancing safety and training.

Will be neat to watch over the next couple of years, I believe AC main retirement boom is complete in about 2-3 years.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by derateNO » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:45 pm

seriousflyer wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:38 pm
Will be neat to watch over the next couple of years, I believe AC main retirement boom is complete in about 2-3 years.
Not even close.

The wave won't end until 2030. And there will be another one in 2035-2040 many PML1.0 pilots start to reach retirement.

Air Canada not only has the oldest average age pilot group in North America by far, we have the 3rd highest new hire age as well. There have been studies about it done over the last number of years.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by seriousflyer » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:40 pm

Thbaks for replying.

The models and studies I read were completed in 2018. These studies modeled fleet and recruiting plan for AC as a plateau of 2020, 2021 numbers ~ 1000 new hires each year, then declining to ~ 200 new hires in 2025.

I read the average new hire at AC is 36, Westjet similar, that was based on 2016. I wonder what the average new hire is at both airlines.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by derateNO » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:56 pm

seriousflyer wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:40 pm
Thbaks for replying.

The models and studies I read were completed in 2018. These studies modeled fleet and recruiting plan for AC as a plateau of 2020, 2021 numbers ~ 1000 new hires each year, then declining to ~ 200 new hires in 2025.

I read the average new hire at AC is 36, Westjet similar, that was based on 2016. I wonder what the average new hire is at both airlines.
Yes, after the hiring wave is over to fill vacancies it will slow down but the retirement wave of 100-200 a year is not ending any time soon. We can't confuse the two.

The study I read was from 2015 and pegged AC's average new hire at 42. It's likely dropped a lot since then.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by TSAM » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:16 am

seriousflyer wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:38 pm
All standards are being dropped to attract talent.
lol I wouldn't call it talent in that situation
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by George Taylor » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:04 am

[quote=seriousflyer post_id=1105303 time=1582076325 user_id=31302
Flow and retention will be the main focus for operations management all while balancing safety and training.
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WestJet has zero interest in a retention plan. Someone may chime in that isn't the case, but actions speak louder then words. There has been no action from the company to mend pilot relations.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by FlyingMonkey » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:48 pm

George Taylor wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:04 am
[quote=seriousflyer post_id=1105303 time=1582076325 user_id=31302
Flow and retention will be the main focus for operations management all while balancing safety and training.
WestJet has zero interest in a retention plan. Someone may chime in that isn't the case, but actions speak louder then words. There has been no action from the company to mend pilot relations.
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I’m at Encore and have been for the last 4 years. Nothing has been presented to us to incentivize any of us to stay and flow to WJ. Presently there is flow through to WJ but its a trickle, Feb, March, April and May WJ ground schools will have a total of 16 Encore pilots flowing out of 128 available ground school spots. I understand we don’t have the Captains available to release any more than this, however the problem that is surfacing as a result of this lack of flow is just beginning.

With over 500 pilots at Encore a new hire can expect anywhere from 8-10 years at Encore before flowing to the 737. This could change but if we are looking at how many pilots they are flowing now, and this is a great hiring year for WJ, 8+ years is very realistic. What is unrealistic is the expectation for anyone to stay that long at the regional level given the current and foreseeable demand for pilots. I love Encore, it is still a great company to work for and the people here are great. However as a Captain with a young family at home I work 17-18 days a month and I’m burnt out. Maybe someone who is in there early 20’s and lives for work can handle 8 plus years of this, however I would wager this is unlikely. December saw the ratification of the PTA (one list returning) and that was great. But don’t be fooled, the one list is only relevant if there is real movement from Encore to WJ. Without that, it’s fools gold.

Everything in this industry is reactive and not proactive. I believe things will have to get worse before they get better in terms of WAWCON. But if Encore is going to survive, things will have to improve and the incentive to stay for nearly a decade before you see the jet will have to be worthwhile.

I know you asked about WJ’s plan to retain pilots, not Encore’s, so I apologize but I felt it was worth chiming in on since I believe the success of pilot retention at WJ and Encore are interconnected given the nature of the PTA.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by seriousflyer » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:36 pm

I understand your POV, but a couple of your statements are false.

There is incentive- REIP $14,400/year for 2 years if you flow to Westjet.
Also - you accrue senirorty on the list, not YOS, but senoeiry ahead of any OTS hires.

If you work at Jazz those two incentives dont exist.

Also- the union is working and proposing a significant pay structure change that will be arbitrated in April.

You sound like morale is low, which I get, but if you zoom out and evaluate the incentives, they do exist, maybe not enough tho.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by derateNO » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:54 pm

Yeah but if you work at Jazz you'll be there for two years and probably get hired at AC. And by year 5, the same as year 7/8 that someone is at Encore you'll be making $150k+ at AC.

I honestly have zero clue why anyone is even applying or wanting to work at Encore these days. Especially if you live in Vancouver. If there were required percentages for flow I could somewhat understand it but there really isn't. AC has basically hired more pilots from Jazz in the last half of 2019 than WJ has flowed from Encore since the beginning.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by kiaszceski » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:26 pm

seriousflyer wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:36 pm
I understand your POV, but a couple of your statements are false.

There is incentive- REIP $14,400/year for 2 years if you flow to Westjet.
Also - you accrue senirorty on the list, not YOS, but senoeiry ahead of any OTS hires.

If you work at Jazz those two incentives dont exist.

Also- the union is working and proposing a significant pay structure change that will be arbitrated in April.

You sound like morale is low, which I get, but if you zoom out and evaluate the incentives, they do exist, maybe not enough tho.
The REIP is something interesting now, but in 5 years we would have lost almost 10% because of not following the inflation.
There is lot of room for improvement, however it is up to Onex to do it, otherwise the 300 vacancies for OTS in AC this year will be quickly filled by Westjet/Encore/Swoop.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by seriousflyer » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:45 pm

Yes, would be nice to have everything indexed.

Onex - doesnt care. Its obvious. They have communicated zero to us.
Westjet mgmt still runs the show and following the strategic plan for WB growth.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by kiaszceski » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:52 pm

seriousflyer wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:45 pm
Yes, would be nice to have everything indexed.

Onex - doesnt care. Its obvious. They have communicated zero to us.
Westjet mgmt still runs the show and following the strategic plan for WB growth.
Well, I guess if they want to grow and become the so wanted Global Airline they will need to retain pilots and give them at least the same conditions as AC...
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by derateNO » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:56 pm

Then we could maybe get into some pattern bargaining in Canada and see proper gains across the board.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by doiwannabeapilot » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:16 pm

seriousflyer wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:45 pm
Yes, would be nice to have everything indexed.

Onex - doesnt care. Its obvious. They have communicated zero to us.
Westjet mgmt still runs the show and following the strategic plan for WB growth.
don't forget about the plan for 30 Swoop tails by 2021
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by derateNO » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:51 pm

doiwannabeapilot wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:16 pm
seriousflyer wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:45 pm
Yes, would be nice to have everything indexed.

Onex - doesnt care. Its obvious. They have communicated zero to us.
Westjet mgmt still runs the show and following the strategic plan for WB growth.
don't forget about the plan for 30 Swoop tails by 2021
Perfect then everyone can fly around for $80k/yr in the left seat!

Congrats.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by Blue42 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:53 pm

doiwannabeapilot wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:16 pm
seriousflyer wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:45 pm
Yes, would be nice to have everything indexed.

Onex - doesnt care. Its obvious. They have communicated zero to us.
Westjet mgmt still runs the show and following the strategic plan for WB growth.
don't forget about the plan for 30 Swoop tails by 2021
So far the only plan is to move the ten tails to Swoop, nothing else has been communicated or will be until the MAXs are back in service I’m guessing. The 30 tails at Swoop is the contractual limit that’s it for now.

As for ONEX communication, anyone that has dealt with them, or companies alike, know it’ll be a year before we really hear anything. Being a private company changes a lot of the communication avenues, of course that doesn’t stop the rumor mill.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by cloak » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:48 am

As for "Onex plans", one can speculate as much as one wants, however, one needs to understand that elements of the collective agreement have already happened, and as it were in the stock market, are already priced in. In this context, Swoop already has 30 NB, some are yet to come. What they are and where they come from, is a matter of market forces, availability and time. Likewise, WB program has already happened up to 20 tails, and likely beyond, and small jets of up 50 have also happened. The Onex purchase was predicated on these elements. How exactly these will come to pass, is a matter of how they fit into the grand plan and subject to market forces, including MAX situation, A321 and A220 availability, etc. As for Swoop or any airline's wawcon, hopefully those interested would not base their decisions not ramblings on a forum!
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by seriousflyer » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:05 pm

That is a weird post ^. You trying to sound like Yoda? A pilot must be one with the market force?

Alot of your post explains details that are simply not true or not true yet I suppose. You've made huge leaps in what you think is going to happen and what has actually been stated.

30 tails to Swoop? No details
20 WB? Not ordered yet.
Small jets? No imperial evidence.

Maybe you know someone at onex.
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Re: 2020 Hiring

Post by derateNO » Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:18 pm

Nothing is for sure until the tails are on the property, and painted. Even then.....
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