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First Officers & Direct Entry Captains - PAL Airlines

PAL Airlines - 12 Jobs
Halifax, NS | St. John's, NL | Montreal, QC | Quebec City, QC
Company Benefits
Health Insurance
Paid Time Off
Life Insurance
Posted 8 days ago

As one of the largest airlines in Atlantic Canada, PAL Airlines offers unique opportunities to fly in an array of locations from the most remote settings to the biggest cities in the country.
Chart your course! PAL Airlines is looking for First Officers and Direct Entry Captains (DEC) with a passion for safety and customer service to join our award-winning team.

About PAL Airlines

  • 27 destinations in Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario
  • Charter destinations all over Canada and Eastern North America
  • Fleet of Dash 8-100, Dash 8-300, Dash 8-Q400
  • Three (3) crew base locations: St. John's, Halifax, and Montreal

Great benefits

At PAL Airlines, we know that compensation isn't the only factor in choosing a company. That's why we're proud to offer a competitive package.

What PAL Airlines offers:

  • Competitive pay
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Personal travel privileges with PAL and interline agreements with multiple airlines
  • Industry discounts (hotels, rental cars, etc.)

Our pilots also receive:

  • Per diems for your days worked
  • 12 guaranteed days off a month
  • 78 credit minimum monthly guarantee with overtime over 90 credits
  • 2-5 weeks of vacation annually based on seniority
  • An additional 11 Holiday Block vacation days per year
  • Annual shoe allowance
  • Headset allowance
  • Jump seat agreements


  • Valid Transport Canada Commercial Pilots License
  • Valid Transport Canada Group 1 Instrument Rating
  • Valid Transport Canada Multi Engine rating
  • Valid Transport Canada Class 1 Medical
  • Must have one of the following: valid ATPL; SAMRA & SARON; or IATRA written and passed in the past two years
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC)
  • Must hold a current passport at time of hire
  • Must be able to travel without restrictions to the United States
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must have completed a high school diploma
  • Must meet Transport Canada English proficiency standard (level 4)
  • Hiring minimums for Direct Entry Captain is an ATPL

Preference will be given to candidates with qualifications beyond the basic requirements:

  • Applicants who possess a Canadian ATPL
  • Applicants with two crew multi-engine turbine experience

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. You will be able to check your qualifications and preferences during the application process.

PAL Airlines is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that celebrates and encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion whereby individuals are recognized, supported, and respected. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you.


Competition Number: 1001
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About PAL Airlines

About PAL Airlines

When it comes to Charting Your Course, nobody does it better than PAL Airlines. We're not just talking about route maps - we're talking about career opportunities. Looking to move to a new province? We have operations across Atlantic Canada and Quebec. Looking to work for an employer who has a strong commitment to community? We work with organizations and initiatives across Eastern Canada, including our own PAL Kite Festival. However you want to chart your course in your professional career, it's likely that PAL Airlines has opporutnity for you.

PAL Airlines is proud to be the largest commercial airline operator east of Montreal. With extensive route networks across four provinces, we hire a diverse group of PALs to join our team in operations, cargo, charters and more.

Our PAL organization, is home to the PAL Airlines business unit, as well as PAL Aerospace, Air Borealis, PAL Aviation Services, PAL LLC, CarteNav Solutions, Atlantic Avionics and Moncton Flight College. Employing nearly 1,400 PALs worldwide, the success of our organization is a direct result of our team's drive, commitment and passion.

PAL Airlines is proud to be recognized as an 2020 Atlantic Canada Top Employer, for the second consecutive year. Interested in learning how you can become our newest PAL? Check out the opportunities below, or visit our recruitment portal at any time, Careers at PAL

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