24 August 2023

WestJet Encore | First Officer

Calgary, AB, Canada

Encore Q400 Pilot- First Officer YYC (97417)

Requisition ID 97417 - Posted 07/28/2023 - Flight Operations - Calgary, AB (YYC) - WestJet Encore

Employment Type: Full Time

City: Calgary, AB (YYC)

Posting Open Date: 04/09/2023

Posting Close Date: 08/31/2023 (Please note the posting will close at 11:59pm MST )

Why WestJet:

Every WestJet journey has the potential to enrich lives; a career with us is no exception.

WestJet arrived on the Canadian airline scene in 1996 and changed the industry for the better. We made air travel more affordable for Canadians and now we're going global.

Join us and love where you’re going.

Overview of the Role:

At WestJet Encore, our pilots create a memorable travel experience for our guests while working among one of Canada’s most admired and respected corporate cultures. Our pilots provide safe and efficient air travel across an expansive network serviced by a fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft. In addition, they are team-oriented providing leadership to our flight crews while being a brand ambassador of WestJet’s corporate values.

Key Deliverables include:

  • The ability to follow standard operating procedures: ensuring the safety of our crew and guests
  • Lead by example, demonstrating honesty and integrity
  • The ability to work within a dynamic team environment and communicate effectively
  • Flexible and adaptable to respond to the changing demands of the operation and business
  • Professional and committed to upholding WestJet values

Experience and Qualifications:

  • 750 hours total time
  • 100 hours fixed-wing pilot-in-command time
  • Valid Transport Canada Group 1 Instrument Rating
  • Valid Transport Canada Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • Transport Canada Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
  • Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) is preferred
  • Completion of either the IATRA or the SAMRA and SARON (Exams must be valid)
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Current valid passport and Canadian Permanent Resident Card if you are not a holder of a Canadian passport
  • All required visas or travel documents allowing you to freely travel unrestricted
  • Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC) obtained prior to the completion of Initial Ground School
  • Clear police background and criminal record check
  • Offers of employment are conditional on passing a pre-employment alcohol and drug screening test
  • Oral and written proficiency in English

Preference will be given to candidates with qualifications and experience beyond the basic requirements. Multi-engine, multi crew, internal WestJet experience, total time greater than 1000 hours and graduation from one of our partnerships schools are considered assets.

WestJet Encore supports a Pilot-in-Command Under Supervision (PICUS) program for First Officers who hold a CPL to accrue PICUS flight time and experience. First Officers may carry out 200 hours in an Encore aircraft for a maximum credit of 100 hours PICUS towards ATPL requirements as detailed in CAR 421.11.

The benefits of being a WestJetter:

WestJet provides all WestJetters with a competitive total rewards package. On top of that, we offer:

  • A fun and friendly culture with colleagues who work together to win
  • Travel privileges for you and your family, effective from your start date
  • Savings and Benefit programs that are flexible to meet your specific needs

Think we are a fit? Apply now!

About WestJet Group of Companies

Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships.

Our Safety Promise

At WestJet, the safety and security of our people and our guests is a core value and at the heart of what we do. As safety and security is a shared responsibility, it is expected that you will use safe work practices to ensure your well-being and the safety of others.

WestJet recognizes that the use of Alcohol and Drugs can adversely impact a safe work environment and the well-being of others including guests, suppliers and the public, as well as place WestJet's operations at risk. All roles that are identified as safety sensitive are required to pass a Pre-Employment Alcohol and Drug Test as per WestJet's Alcohol and Drug Policy.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We embrace what makes us each unique, and what makes us uniquely WestJet. WestJet is committed to inclusiveness, equity, and accessibility and if you require accommodation during the selection process, please let our Talent Acquisition team know. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in WestJet; however, only those candidates who are selected will be contacted.

For more information about everything WestJet, please visit WestJet.com.



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