SEARCH What's New

Airline Career Information

July 2014

Airline careers for non-Canadian citizens

If you are a non-Canadian looking to come to Canada to work you should consult with Customs and Immigration Canada for permission to work in Canada. Have a look at their Web site at


Airline careers in Canada

COPA represents personal flying, including business and recreational flying, however we do get many inquiries each week about airline careers in Canada.

Pilot hiring in the airline industry in Canada has historically been very cyclical. Anyone contemplating a career in aviation is encouraged to carefully consider whether there will be a chance for employment when training is completed.

For more complete information on professional pilot training please read the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) Professional Pilot Career Information Brochure

For further information contact:

  • Air Transport Association of Canada represents the commercial air carriers and many flying schools.
  • The Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA)
  • The Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) 
  • Individual air carriers that you aspire to work for to see what their hiring situation is currently.