|As far as the company goes its not officially called NAC anymore although their hangar still has that sign. Officially it's just Northern Air. Rob is gone, the Pa31's, and Beech 100's are gone, so virtually all of the last 2 pages of info doesn't apply as far as promises made and not kept. There are 5 200's, and one 1900D.
Bases are YYC and YPE. Captains and engineers have the option to live elsewhere on and rotate in on their own time/money. FO's, rampies, and apprentices all live at their base. There is a crew house in Grimshaw and lately the owner has become more open to the idea of rotational positions but he mostly wants people to live locally and be a part of the community. There are free golf passes, gym discounts, and a variety of other events they like people to attend that the company sponsors.
Rampies work until a sub 500 hour FO spot opens up which requires someone having 500 hours to move into an AB health spot. This means sometimes rampies get passed over if no one has the AB health minimums. That said, the last 2 guys to get PPC'd were close to or under the 1 year mark and now that FO's are going straight to Jazz and Encore that will only speed up. They also will move rampies into a maintenance apprenticeship now which could be a great career route.
It would likely take a rampie 3 years from date of hire to go to Jazz (although the current record is 2 years), vs more like 4 years to go captain unless you came with time (assuming 1 year ramp, 3 years flying). Lowest time upgrade has been at 1500 TT, right now most captains are in the 3000 hour plus range with 1 exception. 85K is good money, 7 and 7 is a good schedule.
FO's work 10 and 5, on a mix of sched, medvacs, and reserve. All want to fly more, but the company likes having more FO's than they need to cover attrition and to cover the infrequent charters that do pop up.
Captains are 7 and 7, the 10 and 10 idea is out there but not in use at present. 14 and 14 has been done in the past but it's the max you can be on call by cars so it leaves the company's hands tied if a contingency comes up. I think they'd do it for 2 seasoned veterans but not for new hires.
All of the machines are daytime ones except one, so most maintenance is evening or night, except scheduled stuff which is all day time. The engineers have a lot of autonomy to do their thing. Call Allen Smith (DOM) or Tannin Behneke (HR) if you have questions they will be straight with you. If you want to be flown home, want a car, and a suite, be up front about it, they may or may not be in a position to accommodate you. It may depend what experience you bring to the table and availability.
As for the AB health thing, the contract has been extended but beyond that it's still in question. Anything else would be pure opinion so ask HR when you talk to them and base your decisions on that information.
In SPR's day the company worked the "first up" "second up" bullshit so you were basically always on call. Now there is a day shift and a night shift, so no matter what you are on, you get 12 hours free from duty most 24 hour periods. When it's busy you could get min duty rest which is 10 hours between on call shifts. You can go out for dinner, have a beer, eat 5 pounds of wings, buy groceries and have a life.