WestJet Encore Cadet First Officers

WestJet Encore

WestJet Encore‘s Flightpath program is designed for pilots who have acquired 1,000 hours and are currently completing the MIFR/IATRA written exam.

They invite you to create a profile on their Great Jobs site to share your experience and background with them, and once you have completed your written exam, they will review your application for an interview.

Following a successful interview, you will be placed in a first officer hiring pool and considered for a future ground school after meeting the first officer qualifications listed below.

Minimum requirements:

  • Airline Transport Pilot License (Transport Canada) or Initial Aeroplane Type Rating (IATRA)
  • Valid Transport Canada Group 1 instrument rating
  • Valid Transport Canada Class 1 medical certificate
  • Minimum 1,000 hours total time to initiate a profile
  • Oral and written proficiency in English
  • High school diploma
  • Valid passport:
  • If the passport is issued by a country other than Canada, the following documents are required:
  • A valid Canadian permanent resident card
  • All visas necessary to operate within WestJet’s network

Desirable assets:

  • Aviation college or university degree
  • Scheduled airline and/or military flight experience
  • Glass cockpit and/or FMS experience
  • Proficient in a second language
  • Internal WestJet and/or WestJet Encore referral
  • Current chief pilot or direct supervisor’s referral

The following minimum qualifications are required prior to offer of employment:

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilot’s License (ATPL)
  • 1500 hours total time (fixed-wing preferred)
  • 250 hours fixed-wing pilot-in-command time (multi-engine or high performance single engine turbine PIC preferred)
  • 250 hours fixed-wing multi-engine time (high performance single engine multi-crew turbine can be included towards your multi-engine experience – for example, PC-12)
  • 250 hours multi-crew experience
  • Valid Transport Canada Group 1 instrument rating
  • Valid Transport Canada Class 1 medical certificate
  • Valid passport:
  • If the passport is issued by a country other than Canada, the following documents are required:
  • A valid Canadian permanent resident card
  • All visas necessary to operate within WestJet’s network
  • Restricted area identification card (RAIC) obtained prior to the completion of initial ground school
  • Successful completion of pre-employment alcohol and drug screening test