Do they hire experienced pilots for the metro or only promote from within...ramp/instructing etc
Only hire from within. Last time this wasn't the case, Jazz was hiring people with 1500hrs right seat time.
Perimeter is a great place to work, and start your career in aviation. With the advancements in active noise cancelling technology, it may even be a life time thing
-You have a Pilots Association watching out for you
-Promotions are done on seniority assuming you've studied and are fit for the job.
-Multiple jumpseat agreements with major carriers. (so you can go home)
-Scheduled for 16 days a month. Included blocks, spare, standby and training.
-Salary, you get paid if you fly or you don't even get a spare call
-Guys are getting 50-100 hrs a month in the book
-Medevac flying and pay
-Possible advancement to Dash-8
-You get to live in YWG or YTH (both are cities)
-You are home every night (exceptions being medevac and charters)
-Solid company. If they went under every reserve would declare a state of emergency
-Friendly, reasonable and approachable management
-No pressure to fly overloaded
-Excellent training (metro sim, department)
-Established bases at destinations with agents
-Paid medical and admin fee
-Experience doing SIDs, STARs, and every sort of approach there is (except RNP and CAT2/3ILS)
-And, one great family atmosphere!
-No retirement / pension program. (I would guess because most people aren't lifers). It can be supplemented with a pretty good EIC employee share purchase plan though.
-Manitoba = cold.
-The smell of Chicken Delight is nauseating
Even if the wait on the ground is 2 years, it's worth it. If you have 250hrs, write your IATRA and get on the Metro 3.
My 2 cents