06 May 2024

Porter Airlines | Captain

Toronto, On, Canada

Direct Entry Captain - Dash 8

  • Pilots
  • Full-Time
  • YTZ - Toronto Island
  • 3903

Job Summary

At Porter Airlines, a rewarding pilot career awaits. Direct Entry Captains with a Dash 8-400 type rating hired between now and May 31, 2024, will receive a one-time $25,000 signing bonus.

Elevate your earnings! At Porter, as you operate the modern De Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprops, you will:

  • Earn industry leading Dash 8-400 pay
  • Be recognized for your current Years-of-Service (in position) operating the Dash 8-400 at other carriers

Join our journey of growth! Porter is expanding at jet-speed, join now and you will benefit from:

  • Quickly moving up in seniority as we welcome over 1,200 new pilots to our team in the next 4 years
  • The fastest upgrade possible to a narrow-body jet Captain role in Canada

Duties & Responsibilities

Our pilots are leaders who work collaboratively with other team members to achieve organizational goals and meet our Flying Refined service standards. We value our environment of communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with each other.

Safety is Porter’s #1 priority. Our team members take pride in operating every flight safely, while pilots go above and beyond, holding themselves to the highest personal and professional standards.

If you have a passion to succeed, apply to become one of our valued team members today!

Behavioural Competencies

  • Concern for Safety: Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.
  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.
  • Passenger/Customer Service: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers).
  • Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.
  • Results Focus: Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.
  • Fostering Communication: Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.


  • Airline Transport Pilot License (Transport Canada)
  • Minimum 3,000 hours total time
  • 500 hours Pilot In Command on Q400 or 1,500 hours Pilot In Command, heavy turboprop in excess of 44,000lbs MGTOW
  • Preference will be given to those with time on type and with 705 operation experience
  • Aviation College or University Degree is an asset
  • Pilots that do not meet the minimum requirements may be considered based on experience and other factors
  • Opportunities are available based on operational needs at the following locations:
    • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - YTZ
    • Thunder Bay International Airport - YQT
    • Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport - YOW
    • Halifax Stanfield International Airport - YHZ

Company Description

Since 2006, Porter Airlines has been elevating the experience of economy air travel for every passenger, providing genuine hospitality with style, care and charm. Porter’s fleet of Embraer E195-E2 and De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft serves a North American network from Eastern Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®. Visit www.flyporter.com or follow @porterairlines on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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