Pilot

Who you are

If you are a leader in the sky, we’d love to have you join the WestJet team.

What you'll do

Fly our fleet safely across our network in a timely, efficient and friendly matter.

Bases

Vancouver**, Calgary, Toronto

**WestJet only

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WestJet and WestJet Encore operate under the WestJet Group of companies. We post pilot opportunities for both companies.

Our fleet

WestJet
Boeing 737 NG
737 MAX
787
767-300 ERW

Encore
DHC-8-400

We have a fun and friendly culture where we work together to win

As part of WestJet’s Pilot team, you can look forward to some perks

  • Socialized bidding: Non-seniority bidding for schedule
  • Minimum monthly guarantee of 77.5 credit hours
  • Overtime triggered at 85 hours, or if working on a guaranteed day off or vacation day
  • 2 weeks vacation plus 10 statutory holidays
  • Annual uniform allowance
  • Meal Cost Replacement
  • Commuting Program: Includes standby travel (in uniform) to working base
  • Non-seniority standby, intercompany, travel privileges on WestJet Group network (within first 10 days)
  • Jump seat agreement with other airlines
 

WestJet First Officer

Technical Requirements 

  • 1500 hours total time
  • 250 hours fixed-wing pilot-in-command time
  • Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilot’s license (ATPL)
  • Transport Canada Group 1 instrument rating and Class 1 medical
  • Current valid passport (and a Canadian Permanent Resident Card if you are not a holder of a Canadian passport)
 
Recruiting pilots


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As part of Encore's Pilot team, you can look forward to some perks

  • Socialized bidding: Non-seniority bidding for schedule
  • Minimum monthly guarantee of 75 credit hours
  • Overtime triggered at 85 hours, or if working on a guaranteed day off or vacation day
  • 2 weeks vacation
  • Career Pathing: Flow Program to WestJet
  • Regional Experience Incentive Payment (REIP) bonus
  • Annual uniform allowance
  • Meal Cost Replacement (time away from base)
  • Commuting Program: Includes standby travel (in uniform) to working base
  • Confirmed base at time of offer
  • Non-seniority standby, intercompany, travel privileges on WestJet Group network (within first 10 days)
  • Jump seat agreement with other airlines
 

Encore First Officer

Technical Requirements

  • 1000 hours total time
  • 150 hours fixed wing pilot-in-command time
  • Samra and Saron or IATRA completed
  • Transport Canada Group 1 instrument rating and Class 1 medical
  • Current valid passport (and a Canadian Permanent Resident Card if you do not hold a Canadian passport)
 

Encore Captain

Technical Requirements

  • 2000 hours total time
  • 250 hours fixed-wing pilot-in-command time
  • Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilot’s license (ATPL)
  • Transport Canada Group 1 instrument rating and Class 1 medical
  • Current valid passport (and a Canadian Permanent Resident Card if you do not hold a Canadian passport)
  • Please note: there is a matrix based on experience to qualify for this position.
 

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