Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
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Recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. was selected as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2021):

  • Winnipeg Airports Authority focuses on the longer term welfare of its employees with a health benefits plan that extends to retirees (with no age limit and 50 per cent premium coverage) and offers further peace of mind through a defined contribution pension plan
  • Winnipeg Airports Authority invites employees to share feedback on charities to receive their support and encourages employees to get involved with paid time off to volunteer, donating over 2,100 volunteer hours on company time in the past year
  • Winnipeg Airports Authority provides generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new moms (to 93 per cent of salary for 32 weeks) as well as parental leave top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (to 93 per cent of salary for 15 weeks)
Winnipeg Airports Authority employees  


Industry Airport operations
Established in Canada 1997
Major Canadian hiring locations Iqaluit NU, Winnipeg MB
Full-time employees in Canada 197
Part-time employees in Canada 21
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 37 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $275 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer


Pandemic response the employee Wellness Committee actively promotes healthy living strategies, work from home tips, internal and external wellness resources, updated in-house communication initiatives to include a COVID-19 section as well as a virtual water cooler where employees can connect, explored numerous cost savings initiatives (from reducing capital budgets to executive salary cuts) prior to considering any layoffs and salary reductions

The Career Directory

Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Winnipeg Airports Authority employees plant a garden on campus in support of a local food bank

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Airport operations
Full-time employees in Canada 101 to 250
Major Canadian hiring locations Iqaluit NU, Winnipeg MB
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Other info for new grads Winnipeg Airports Authority manages the Silverwing Youth Volunteer Program, which provides local students enrolled in aviation-related programs opportunities to volunteer to assist passengers and other airport visitors.
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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