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Air Canada

Montreal, QC | Canada

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QUICKTAKE
  • Signed agreement with Jazz (now-2025) has a "flow-through" like program where up to 80% of new pilots come from all regional partners. 
  • Orders: Boeing 737 MAX 8 - 33 (E.I.S 2017), Boeing 737 MAX 9 - 28 (E.I.S 2017), Bombardier CS300 - 45 (E.I.S 2019, replacing E190) 
  • First four years equipment freeze and flat salary unless upgrading to captain
  • This page last updated: March 6, 2018 (QuickTake)
PILOTS
Total: 3176
Active: 3176
Furloughed: 0
UNION
Air Canada Pilots Assocation
FLEET
767-300ER: 17
777-200LR: 6
777-300ER: 19
787-8: 8
A319: 18
A320: 42
A321: 13
A330-300: 8
EMB190: 31
DOMICILES
None listed
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

Requirements:
•1,000 hours of fixed wing flying time
•Completion of schooling to the university entrance level
•Ability to pass the Air Canada and Transport Canada medical and visual acuity requirements for a Category 1 medical certificate
•Canadian Commercial Pilot licence, current Instrument Rating and Multi-Engine endorsement
•Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status

Pilot applications far exceed job vacancies, so preference is given to candidates with qualifications beyond the basic requirements. Examples of desirable additional qualifications include, but are not limited to:

•Canadian Airline Transport Pilot licence
•University degree or college diploma
•Aviation College diploma
•Military or commercial flight experience
•Jet and/or glass cockpit experience
•Additional language(s)

http://aircanada.taleo.net/careersection/pilote/joblist.ftl

JUMPSEATS
Call 1-800-413-1113 and select the reciprocal jumpseat registration option. Give your information with airline code to the representative and pay applicable taxes. They will list you and give you a booking reference.

Air Canada PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  777 A320 A330 EMB190 767 787
12   298 211 269 175 254 274
11   296 209 268 173 252 272
10   294 207 266 171 251 270
9   292 205 264 169 249 268
8   290 203 262 167 247 266
7   288 201 260 165 245 264
6   286 199 258 163 243 263
5   284 198 256 161 241 261
4   282 196 254 159 239 259
3   281 194 252 157 237 257
2   279 192 251 156 235 255
1   277 190 249 154 233 253
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  777 A320 A330 EMB190 767 787
12   190 140 174 119 165 176
11   185 136 169 115 160 171
10   179 131 164 111 155 166
9   174 127 158 107 150 161
8   168 122 153 103 145 156
7   162 118 148 99 140 150
6   157 113 143 95 135 145
5   151 109 138 91 130 140
4   80 80 80 80 80 80
3   71 71 71 71 71 71
2   61 61 61 61 61 61
1   56 56 56 56 56 56

PAY CALCULATOR
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PAY NOTES
Rates are blended 1/2 day, 1/2 night; all widebody types include overseas pay premiums.
I have also included rates for the LCC "Air Canada Rouge".  Rouge flights are operated by ACPA pilots, and pilots may bid between positions at either company.  The main difference in how the payscale is applied is that pilots at the mainline retain their years of service when upgrading, thus a 5th year FO who upgrades to captain receives 5th year Captain pay, but an FO at Rouge who upgrades to captain moves to "Step 1" on the captain payscale (unless they have previous service as captain at the mainline, in which case those years of service carry forward).  (confusing, I know).  
Air Canada does have a retirement plan; pilots hired before 2012 were on a defined benefit pension, which is indexed to the Consumer Price Index.  Those hired after August 1st 2012 are on a Defined Contribution pension, where a pilot can contribute 3-6% of their earnings into the registered pension, and the company matches that contribution 100% for the first 2 years, 137.5% for 2-5 years, and 175% after 5 years of service.  I am not sure how this all equates to the US retirement plans.
PER DIEM
varies (based on layover city)
RETIREMENT

401K:

none

401K Matching: No

A/B Fund:

none