02 December 2023

Harbour Air | Pilot

Vancouver, BC, Canada

DHC-3T and DHC-2 Pilot
Vancouver, BC

Do you enjoy working with a close team of supportive professionals? Do you want to commit to an organization with an outstanding record for safety and reliability? Are you searching for an employer who provides amazing perks and works hard to provide a work-life balance for their employees? If so, look no further!!

The Harbour Air Group is seeking an experienced, safety and service-oriented seaplane pilot to fly DHC-3T & DHC-2 aircraft based in Vancouver, flying scheduled and charter flights in the Southern British Columbia Coastal Regions.

WORK HOURS: Maximum 16 duty days in a 28-period schedule. 78 hours bi-weekly guaranteed. Shifts will vary based on operational needs.

LOCATION: Vancouver

TERM: Full Time Temporary

DEPARTMENT: Flight Operations

COMPENSATION: Beaver pay scale will range from $35.93 – 38.72$ per hour, (estimated yearly salary Level 1 $93,000.00 to Level 3 $102,700.00)

Otter pay scale range $43.93- $61.44 (estimated yearly salary $112,000.00 Level 1 to $151,000.00 Level 10)

Qualified candidates will be placed within the range based on industry experience. Additional premiums offered for training pilots.

BENEFITS: Extended health & dental care, RRSP matching, revenue share, comprehensive retention rewards, flight perks (including jumpseat, buddy passes and global inter-airline partnerships), discounts at local restaurants and partner organizations, staff events and much more!

Responsibilities and Expectations

Liaising with DOC, CSA’s and dispatch to gather information about the route, weather, passenger loads and aircraft.

Working out a flight plan, including the route, flying altitude, weather and NOTAMS

Managing weight and balance of aircraft for each flight

Supervising the loading and fueling of the aircraft

Carrying out pre-flight checks on all aircraft

Communicating with air traffic control/dispatch through all phases of flight

Liaising with CSA’s, DOC, and dispatch in flight coordination

Liaising with Maintenance and Records regarding aircraft maintenance, record keeping and logbooks

Making regular checks on the aircraft's technical performance, position, weather conditions and air traffic during flight

Communicating with passengers regarding safety procedures

Using Aerostudies for exams, reading Memo’s and reference library

Maintaining safety standards in compliance with Harbour Air’s Safety Management System including online safety occurrence reporting


Safety First – An individual and team-oriented commitment to safety

Minimum DHC-3T requirements 1000 hours PIC fixed wing 750 hours Float

Minimum DHC-2 requirements 500 hours PIC floatplane

Transport Canada Commercial Pilot’s License

Current Class 1 Medical

Exceptional customer service orientation - the willingness to take service to a higher level

Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast paced team environment

Preference will be given to pilots with DHC-3T & DHC-2 aircraft and coastal experience


Launched in 1982, Harbour Air is North America’s largest seaplane airline. With around 500 employees, it flies more than half a million passengers annually both within BC and to/from Seattle, USA.

Our people are the backbone of our organization, and we are committed to creating a culture that inspires one another to achieve extraordinary success. We have regularly been honored as the recipient of numerous awards including BC’s Top 55 Employers, and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

APPLY NOW : Email your resume and cover letter to (see our website) quoting 23-78 DHC-3T & DHC-2 Pilot

DEADLINE: Open until filled

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Harbour Air is an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion and value a diverse workforce.

Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and communities we serve.

Harbour Air is committed to developing a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. Accommodations in relation to the job selection process are available upon request. If you require any accommodation, please email (see our website) and we’ll work with you to meet your accessibility needs.


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