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March 11, 2016

DHC8D Non Type Rated Captains WestJet Encore Canada

WestJet Encore is currently looking for DHC8D Non Type Rated Captains to join the company in Calgary, AB and Toronto.

Minimum requirements:
  • 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 ie. PC-12)
  • 250 hours multi-crew experience
  • Valid Transport Canada Group 1 instrument rating
  • Valid Transport Canada Class 1 medical certificate
  • High School diploma
  • Oral and written proficiency in English
  • 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
  • As per our Alcohol and Drug Policy all offers of employment are conditional on passing a pre-employment alcohol and drug screening test.

Captain Qualifications:
The following minimum time is required for all applicants to be considered for a captain position: For candidates with less than 4500 hours and the required DHC-8-400 time, half of transport category aircraft time may be credited toward the DHC-8-400 requirement. The intent is to allow experience in an operation similar to that of WestJet Encore to be used toward DHC-8-400 totals. Half of any experience on aircraft such as a DHC-8-100/300, ATR or RJ may be used.


The aircraft listed above is not a complete list. The Chief Pilot will make the final decision on whether the aircraft meets the intent.

Total Time
Q400 Time

* A minimum of 500 hours experience on aircraft such as a DHC-8-100/300, ATR or RJ required

Desirable Assets:
  • Scheduled airline and/or military flight experience
  • Glass cockpit and/or FMS experience
  • Post-secondary education
  • Proficient in a second language
  • Internal WestJet and/or WestJet Encore referral

If you are interested in this job APPLY HERE

As a proof of your professionalism, apply only when you comply with all the requirements and if you have or can obtain a work permit that allows you to be employed in this country.

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