Jazz Aviation LP
A Jazz Aviation ramp employee brings an aircraft in  

Recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2023) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why Jazz Aviation LP was selected as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2023) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2023):

  • Through Jazz Aviation's formal Jazz Lends a Hand community program, employees can apply for a paid day off to volunteer with a charity of their choosing
  • Jazz Aviation encourages employees to put their health first with up to 12 paid sick days annually and coverage for mental health practitioners as part of its benefits plan
  • Jazz Aviation encourages employees to keep their skills sharp throughout their careers with formal mentoring, in-house and online training, and tuition subsidies for courses related to their position (up to $3,000 annually) -- and reaches out to the next generation of employees through paid internships and apprenticeships
Jazz Aviation customer service agents  

Highlights

Industry Air transportation
Established in Canada 2001
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Chorus Aviation Inc.
Parent company head office Halifax NS
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 4,768
Part-time employees in Canada 514
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 44 years
Benefits note Jazz Aviation has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Hybrid work formal hybrid work policy for non-operational employees, corporate discounts available for work from home equipment
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,106 each year
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Jazz Aviation LP was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2022):

  • Jazz Aviation maintains a dedicated Aboriginal recruitment page and works with a number of community partners to reach out to Aboriginal candidates -- the company also offers a scholarship program for Indigenous female aviators, in partnership with Indspire, and members of its Indigenous employee resource group offer mentoring to students from First Nations Technical Institute
  • Also in support of Indigenous employees, Jazz Aviation is working on a network of Elder and Knowledge Keeper support to be added to its employee and family assistance program (EFA) resources
  • Jazz Aviation embeds diversity and inclusion into its supplier policy and requests that supplier bids share "examples of how their company supports diversity and inclusion through policies, programs or other initiatives designed to acknowledge differences among people with respect to age, class, ethnicity, gender identity, physical and mental ability, race, sexual orientation and spiritual practice"
The raising of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council flag at Jazz Aviation's head office  

Highlights

Industry Air transportation
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 4,298
Management of diversity and inclusion initiatives employs a diversity and inclusion manager and maintains a diversity council, responsible for overseeing the company's strategy and initiatives
Employee resource groups Abilities, Chorus for Women committee (Jazz's parent company), Indigenous employee group, LGBT+, Black and Afro Descendant group launched in 2020
Noteworthy diversity strategies and policies formal gender transition in the workplace policy, alternative pension for Islamic employees who cannot accept interest or gain (the pension has no interest and is pure dollar value), embeds diversity and inclusion into its supplier policy and requests supplier bids share "examples of how their company supports diversity and inclusion through policies, programs or other initiatives designed to acknowledge differences among people with respect to age, class, ethnicity, gender identity, physical and mental ability, race, sexual orientation and spiritual practice"
Recruitment initiatives dedicated Indigenous recruitment page and portal, provides Elder support during recruitment blitzes for Indigenous candidates, works with a variety of community organizations to recruit diverse candidates (Greater Halifax Partnership Employer Showcase for new Canadians, Canadian Immigrant Fair, Urban Pilots Network for Black and Afro Descendent youth, First Nations Technical Institute)
Retention and development programs internal Lean In Circles for women, mentoring program for flight attendants (matching them with a senior leader)
Training and awareness initiatives mandatory diversity and inclusion training, orientation includes sections on harassment, diversity, inclusion, unconscious bias and equity, KAIROS blanket exercises, Beyond Binary Thinking training for recruitment team (offered by Simply Good Form), inclusive leadership learning series (topics including managing bias, owning our own privilege, and recognizing microaggressions), dedicate intranet pages for Women in Aviation, Indigenous and LGBT+ inclusion (with related resources and info, "Diversity Corner" in newsletter that highlights different diversity, cultural and religious events as well as heritage months
Diversity highlights is developing a network of Elder and Knowledge Keeper support to be added to its EFAP resources, Women's Advocates (specially trained workplace representatives who assist women with concerns such as workplace harassment, intimate violence and abuse, managed in partnership with UNIFOR), pilot wellness committee to support pilots with chronic health conditions and disabilities, annual scholarship program for Indigenous female aviators (offered in partnership with Indspire), organizes and sponsors an annual "Creating Inclusive Skies" diversity conference with major aviation industry competitors (hosted virtually in 2021)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why Jazz Aviation LP was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2023):

  • The Jazz Aviation Pathways Program (with various post-secondary partners and organizations) provides aviation students with industry-leading education through collaborative training and curriculum development, as well as the potential for top-performing graduates to transition to first officer positions at the company
  • The organization also launched the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program for Flight Attendants, a year-long program that follows in the footsteps of the pilot program to provide opportunities for aspiring flight attendants to gain their eligibility requirements, with the option to interview for a position at Jazz Aviation upon program completion
  • Jazz Aviation offers scholarships to students enrolled in maintenance programs at local community colleges and provides mentoring to apprentice aircraft maintenance engineers -- the company also maintains a tool purchase program, an interest-free payment program to help AMEs spread the cost of tools over an extended period
A Jazz Aviation employee works in the organization's system operation control centre   (Photo credit: Robbie Stilez)

Highlights

Industry Air transportation
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC
Full-time employees in Canada 4,768
Student opportunities co-op opportunities
In-house training programs orientation program, in-house training, online training, online employee skills inventory, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training and development opportunities Jazz Aviation Pathways Program for Flight Attendants (1-year program, eligible students may interview for open flight attendant positions), Jazz Approach program launched in partnership with CAE and Seneca College (provides a conditional letter of employment for selected cadets)
Additional highlights Jazz Aviation Pathways Program recognizes top-performing students for contributions to safety, leadership and professionalism with scholarships up to $3,000, the company's flight operations department supports the Air Cadet League of Canada through scholarships for private pilot licenses, offers 2 $5,000 scholarships for Indigenous female students pursuing aviation or aerospace programs at post-secondary institutions or flight training schools (in partnership with the Northern Lights Aero Foundation and Indspire), scholarship opportunities for top-performing Air Cadets from the Power Program, annual Aviation Diversity Conference (major Canadian airlines attend guest speaker and panel discussions with a focus on diversity, held virtually in 2021)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

Jazz Aviation LP has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer at Jazz Aviation

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Air transportation
Full-time employees in Canada 2,501 to 5,000
Parent company Chorus Aviation Inc.
Parent company head office Halifax NS
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Pilot, Dispatcher, Flight Attendant, Finance Analyst, Operations Support Analyst, Client Support Analyst, Aircraft Tow Operator, Customer Service Agent
Starting salary $30K to $35K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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