Training is 100% in toronto. They pay for the hotel, your full salary with per diems and they will fly you anywhere in Canada on confirmed tickets when you have 3 days or more off.
Once you are done training you'll complete line indoc. Depending on your class seniority that will range from 2 weeks to a month and a half. Unfortunately you're at the mercy of crew sched and training capt availability for that period of time.
Once that is complete you can expect 3-6 months of rsv depending on AC type and base (and again, your seniority in your class). You can bid for what time your rsv starts, as well as whether the days of rsv are grouped together or not. I bid 6 on 4 off and that's pretty much what I got for 4 months. Since ive held a flying block I havent worked more than 16 days in a month, usually 15.
You will have to wait 6 months for AC passes but you get both AC and WestJet jumpseats from day one. Most commute with wesjet even with AC passes because it's cheaper. For westjet you simply call the 1-800 # to book the flight and 5 mins later you're good to go. In 6 months out of yvr I've only been bumped once. There are plenty of crashpads at the big Jazz bases ranging from 200-300 a month.
My biggest concern making the move to Jazz was the commute, but it ended up being very straight forward. The vast majority of the people I've worked with at Jazz commute in to yyc.
Best of luck!
Wow. Is this for real? You can actually get "JUMPSEAT" privileges from day one with Air Canada? (I know, not passes, but "jumpseat agreement"). Also, are Jazz pilots allowed in actual jump-seat if the back is full? I used to work for a company that has "Jumpseat agreement" with AC, but we were only allowed in "the back" of the aircraft, for obvious reasons (post 9/11 rules)