WestJet is embarking upon a transformative era, transitioning from a successful low-cost carrier (LCC) founded in 1996, to a global, full-service network carrier with the delivery of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in January 2019. In support of our global expansion and offering more affordable travel opportunities to all Canadians, WestJet has recently launched an ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), Swoop, a wholly-owned subsidiary.
With approximately 14,000 ambitious WestJetters across Encore, WestJet mainline, and WestJet Vacations, the business continues to rapidly increase in complexity and scale. The velocity of change across all major functions has generated an acute focus on innovation, technology, and scaling our next adventure with a nimble, growth mindset. This is an exciting time for our authentically Canadian airline, and we are looking for committed, caring, future WestJetters to join us on this journey.
Our pilots are leaders who consistently raise the bar professionally and personally. Behind the controls, our pilots focus on safe, comfortable, on-time performance that is among the best in the industry. With the addition of the Boeing 737 MAX, and the upcoming delivery of the 787 Dreamliner’s, WestJet’s fleet is truly equipped for the next generation. The WestJet experience is what separates us from other organizations: some might be happy to settle for a job, our pilots have heard a higher calling.
WestJet’s remarkable guest experience generates yearly sales of over $3 billion, and recognition as one of Canada’s most admired brands. Our award-winning culture has made us one of Canada’s best places to work. We’re one of the most profitable airlines in the world, with progressive leadership and a vision to be a top five international airline. If you’ve got what it takes to be a leader among leaders, well then, we’re saving you a seat––at the very front of the aircraft.
Legally entitled to work in Canada
Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilot’s License (ATPL)
1500 hours total time (fixed-wing preferred)
250 hours fixed-wing pilot-in-command time (multi-engine PIC preferred)
1000 hours fixed-wing multi-engine time
1000 hours multi-crew experience
Valid Transport Canada Group 1 instrument rating
Valid Transport Canada Class 1 medical certificate
Current valid passport (and Canadian Permanent Resident Card if you are not a holder of a Canadian passport)
All required visas or travel documents allowing you to freely travel unrestricted
Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC) obtained prior to the completion of Initial Ground School
High School Diploma
Oral and Written proficiency in English
As per our Alcohol and Drug Policy all offers of employment are conditional on passing a pre-employment alcohol and drug screening test
Clear police background and criminal record checks
Scheduled airline and/or military flight experience
Glass cockpit and/or FMS experience
Proficient in a second language
Internal WestJet referral
Please apply online at www.westjet.com