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Air Canada Medical Exam

#1 Post by Turbine dog » Mon May 23, 2016 9:57 am

Hi All,

I have heard that Air Canada does a separate medical exam that goes above and beyond the TC cat 1 medical. Is this true? Can someone shed light on this? Is vision re-tested...etc? Has anyone ever failed their med exam?

Is this only for AC, or does anyone else do this? (Westjet, transat, encore, porter, jazz, etc...)

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#2 Post by leftoftrack » Mon May 23, 2016 12:00 pm

They use to until loosing a human rights tribunal. Now its a Cat 1 medical.
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#3 Post by pigboat » Mon May 23, 2016 6:03 pm

The medical is very thorough. Many have been turned down and if they find drugs in the testing, they will report it to Transport. It has happened! Prepare the rubber glove!!!!
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#4 Post by plhought » Tue May 24, 2016 6:30 am



Better start getting fit
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#5 Post by BuckNasty » Wed May 25, 2016 9:32 pm

leftoftrack wrote:They use to until loosing a human rights tribunal. Now its a Cat 1 medical.
Why would they bother with the expense if it was just a Cat 1? Just do a drug test and be done with it.
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#6 Post by co-joe » Thu May 26, 2016 9:42 am

They test all sorts of weird shit. Back in the 90's a guy told me his platelet count tested low, so he had to take drugs to get his platelet count up to pass the medical and then never again.
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#7 Post by altiplano » Thu May 26, 2016 3:43 pm

It's not just a Cat1.

They do a thorough blood work check amount other things.

Any indications outside the normal envelope will cause you to be rejected... But depending what it is they give you a chance to correct it... ie. get this fixed and come back and see us for a retest.
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#8 Post by fish4life » Thu May 26, 2016 6:03 pm

A guy I worked with did his AC medical years ago only for them to find and break it to him he had terminal cancer and 6 months to live.
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#9 Post by Lemon » Thu May 26, 2016 7:37 pm

So which one is it? They still do the medical or no?
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#10 Post by DBC » Fri May 27, 2016 7:54 am

They still do a medical.

On my course of 20 a few years ago, 4 or 5 were called back in for followup medical appointments or questions ranging from vision to more bloodwork or ECG stuff.

It's not the kiss of death that it once was, they are just thorough.

Unless you are on drugs.
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#11 Post by BingBong » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:28 pm

Just did one (granted from the PML)
Fill out four page medical history, vision test, height/weight, some kind of ear pressure test (put like a thermometer in your ear and pressurize your ear canal), lung capacity test, audiology test (click the button when you hear the beep), ECG, Bloodwork....sit down with Dr, Bloodpressure, hernia test, prostate check (to let you know AC is the boss...legit this is what the dr said...least it wasn't put your Pants beside mine).

That's it...in that order (again from a PML candidate).

Vista Cargo building, level 3, AC occupational health room. Pay parking via credit card (unless I parked in the wrong spot)
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#12 Post by BuckNasty » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:01 pm

It's a good thing that AC makes their potential employees jump through these hoops otherwise their planes would be falling out of the sky like WestJet's.
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#13 Post by ThatArmyGuy » Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:35 pm

BuckNasty wrote:It's a good thing that AC makes their potential employees jump through these hoops otherwise their planes would be falling out of the sky like WestJet's.

Annnnnd it starts.
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#14 Post by Rudy » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:04 pm

BingBong wrote: prostate check
Seriously?
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#15 Post by BuckNasty » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:30 pm

Rudy wrote:
BingBong wrote: prostate check
Seriously?
:lol: I wonder if there is any other job in Canada that requires a fingering as part of a pre-employment check?
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#16 Post by Jean-Pierre » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:11 am

I guess now we know why Air Canada pilot always look like they got something stuck up their butt.
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#17 Post by atphat » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:03 am

Live a little boys! Your medical shouldn't be the first time your butt is touched :smt008
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#18 Post by William B » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:45 pm

Not only a physical exam, they do all kinds of weird head shit as well. And for a fat lot of good, does anyone recall about 10 years ago an AC heavy heading for Europe had to divert to Ireland when the f/o went goofy mid atlantic?
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#19 Post by littlebird » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:40 pm

Probably PTSD from his medical.
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#20 Post by Wicked84 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:16 am

What color vision test do they do? Standard Ishihara's plates?
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#21 Post by nightbird » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:09 pm

Exact same as the TC exam.
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#22 Post by confusedalot » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:31 pm

Jean-Pierre wrote:I guess now we know why Air Canada pilot always look like they got something stuck up their butt.
:lol:

The medical is thorough, but I know of a few friends who passed it with some medical issues present, that did not disqualify them.

So chill, unless you are going to die tomorrow of a heart attack, there is nothing to worry about.

They do seem to have something stuck up their butt though, suspect that has to do with what they are looking for.
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