Air Canada Hiring More Than 900 Employees, Launches Low-Cost Airline

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Air Canada announced 20 September 2012 that it is hiring more than 900 employees during the next 12 months.

Air Canada is hiring.
Air Canada is hiring.

The hiring wave comes as Air Canada upgrades customer service call centers, prepares to start a low-cost airline and gets ready for the intense Canadian winter.

In addition, 200 new jobs will be created for flight attendants and pilots at the airline’s low cost carrier launching in 2013.

“Air Canada is undertaking a selective hiring process over the next 12 months in order to seize new commercial opportunities, enhance customer service and renew our workforce,” said Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada’s president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “This recruitment program is consistent with our focus on controlling costs to become more competitive in our various markets,”

“At a time when youth unemployment is nearly 15% in Canada, we are pleased to offer exciting career opportunities that will especially appeal to young people,” Rovinescu said. “These include not only a chance to work at Air Canada’s new low cost carrier, where 200 new jobs will be created in anticipation of its 2013 launch, but also for the mainline business where we will be actively renewing our airports, in-flight and call center workforce.”

During 2012-13 Air Canada Plans To:

• Hire an additional 60 agents in the coming months for its call center in Montreal and Toronto. So far in 2012 the airline has hired 160 new call center agents.

• Hire approximately 400 flight attendants for its main network airline operation . The first training classes are scheduled in October.

• Hire approximately 500 permanent, part-time and full-time airport customer service agent and baggage handlers at major airports cross Canada as the airline prepares for its winter schedule.

• Hire about 150 flight attendants and 50 pilots for its new low cost airline launch in 2013.

Information on Air Canada job postings is available at

Job-seekers with the necessary qualifications can apply online.

Preference will be given to candidates fluent in both English and French. The company will be reaching out to the appropriate language organizations, educational institutions and publications to find potential candidates.

Air Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers. Air Canada employs about 27,000 people across Canada and worldwide.

The airline flies to more than 175 destinations on five continents. Air Canada’s is the 15th largest commercial airline in the world, serving more than 33 million customers 2011.

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