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 HELICOPTER CAREERS IN CANADA

Explore the vertical possibilities…

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about us

According to industry news, there is a shortage of helicopter pilots and maintenance personnel.  The trend is expected to continue well beyond the next decade and may impact the ability of helicopter operators to provide their services, some considered essential.  In Canada, helicopters and their crews support search and rescue operations; forest fire management; mining activities; oil/gas exploration; wildlife surveys; private transportation; tourism initiatives; air ambulance services and much more.        

To address this personnel shortage in Canada, a group of industry professionals is working on various initiatives to support the growth of the Canadian helicopter industry by promoting and developing flying and maintenance careers. We are passionate about the industry we work in and as we look beyond the current challenges, we are excited to bring awareness to the career opportunities in the Canadian helicopter industry via this website. 

 
 
 
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EXPLORE

 
 

Pilot

Click on the image for a listing of flight schools in your area.  Search for “Flight Training Unit” and select “Helicopter” under Category.

Click on the image for a listing of flight schools in your area.

Search for “Flight Training Unit” and select “Helicopter” under Category.

MAINTENANCE

Click on the image for a listing of colleges in your area.

Click on the image for a listing of colleges in your area.

 
 
 

SHARE YOUR STORY

Are you a helicopter pilot with a custom painted helmet and cool story! Send us a picture of your head bucket along with career story.

How did you get started, what you like about your job. We will post a pic of your helmet and story on our site.

Email: beyondthelockwire@gmail.com

INFORMATION SESSIONs

Interested in learning more about how to get started in the industry. You have multiple options.

  • Register for one of our webinars by clicking on the “Register” button below.

    May 16, 2019 - 8pm EST

    June 13, 2019 - 1pm EST

  • Register for an information session or open house at your local flight school. Click on the respective link below to register.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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JOB BOARD

 

In this section you will find links to current flying and aircraft maintenance career opportunities available within Canada in the helicopter industry. As you work through your career development plan, it is meant to help you explore current and future options. As you will see, the helicopter industry boosts an impressive list of rewarding careers. From performing a line maintenance task on a Bell 206 to installing an engine in a Bell 212 in the field, and investigating aircraft incidents.

The format of the listed opportunities is: Agency | Position – Company Name; Position Location.  By clicking on the highlighted text you will be taken directly to the posting source. Agency abbreviations are “OPR” for operator, “MRO” for maintenance repair and overhaul facilities, “COR” for corporate aviation, “TRN” for training facilities, “MFG” for manufacturers, “SOF” for aircraft maintenance software providers, “GOV” for government agencies, and “OTH” for others.    

Page last updated on May 18, 2019.  We refresh this section at least once a week and track over 50 helicopter companies.  If you wish to advertise a position on beyondthelockwire.com, please contact us.  Good luck in your career planning!

a. FLIGHT OPERATIONS

A.1 PILOT

OPR | Pilot - Great Slave Helicopters; Yellowknife, NWT

OPR | Pilot - Universal Helicopters; Goose Bay, NL

OPR | Pilot - Bailey Helicopters; Prince George, BC

OPR | Pilot - Coldstream Helicopters; Kelowna, BC

OPR | Pilot - Highland Helicopters; Richmond, BC

OPR | Pilot - Canadian Coast Guard; Prince Rupert, BC

OPR | Pilot - London Air Services; Richmond, BC

OPR | Pilot - Aurora Helicopters; Fort McMurray, AB

OPR | Pilot - Delta Helicopters; Edmonton, AB

OPR | Pilot - Mustang Helicopters; Red Deer, AB

OPR | Pilot - Heli Inter; St Hubert, QC

OPR | Pilot - AirMedic; St Hubert, QC

OPR | Pilot - Helicopter Transport Services; Carp, ON

OPR | Pilot - Questral Helicopters; Edwards, ON

OPR | Multiple Opportunities - Canadian Helicopters; Les Cedres, QC

A.2 LEADERSHIP

OPR | Base Manager - Great Slave Helicopters; Norman Wells, NWT

A.3 SAFETY

GOV | Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Flight Operations - Transport Canada; Multiple Locations across Canada

B. MAINTENANCE

B.1.a AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER - AVIONICS (E)

MFG | AME - E - Airbus Helicopters; Fort Erie, ON

OPR | AME - E - Yellowhead Helicopters; Prince George, BC

OPR | AME - E - Custom Helicopters; St. Andrews, MB

B.1.B AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEER - MECHANIC (M)

OPR | AME - M - Helicopter Transport Services; Carp, ON

OPR | AME - M - Questral Helicopters; Edwards, ON

OPR | AME - M -Great Slave Helicopters; Yellowknife, NWT

OPR | AME - M - Fireweed Helicopters; Whitehorse, YT

OPR | AME - M - Universal Helicopters; Goose Bay, NL

MRO | AME - M - Alpine Aerotech; Kelowna or Abbotsford, BC

OPR | AME - M - Coldstream Helicopters; Kelowna, BC

OPR | AME - M - Highland Helicopters; Richmond, BC

OPR | AME - M - Helijet Airways; Richmond, BC

OPR | AME - M - Bailey Helicopters; Fort St. John, BC

OPR | AME - M - Tasman Helicopters; Delta, BC

OPR | AME - M - Yellowhead Helicopters; Prince George, BC

OPR | AME - M - Aurora Helicopters; Fort-McMurray, AB

OPR | AME-M - Bighorn Helicopters; Cranbrook, BC

OPR | AME-M - Okanagan Mountain Helicopters; Kelowna, BC - ADDED MAY 18

OPR | AME - M - Delta Helicopters; Edmonton, AB

OPR | AME - M - Mustang Helicopters; Red Deer, AB

OPR | AME - M - STARS Helicopters; Calgary, AB (2 positions) - ADDED MAY 18

OPR | AME - M - Heli Inter; St Hubert, QC

OPR | Multiple Opportunities - Canadian Helicopters; Les Cedres, QC

OPR | AME - M - Arrowhead Helicopters; La Ronge, SK

OPR | AME - M - Custom Helicopters; St. Andrews, MB

B.2 APPRENTICESHIP

OPR | AME - M - Great Slave Helicopters; Yellowknife, NWT

OPR | AME - M - Guardian Helicopters; Calgary, AB

OPR | AME - M - Buffalo Aerial; Chetwynd, BC

OPR | AME - M - Nova Scotia Air Services; Shubenacadie, NS

B.3 REPAIR AND OVERHAUL

MFG | Repair and Overhaul Technician; Airbus Helicopters, Fort Erie, ON

MFG | Pre-flight Mechanic - Bell; Mirabel, QC

B.4 LEADERSHIP

MRO | Cormoran Fleet Manager - IMP Group; Halifax, NS

OPR | Director of Maintenance - Helijet Airways; Richmond, BC

OPR | Director of Maintenance - Sunrise Helicopters; Nippising, ON

OPR | Director of Maintenance - Bighorn Helicopters; Cranbrook, BC

OPR | Director of Maintenance - Alpine Helicopters; Kelowna, BC - ADDED MAY 18

OPR | Director of Maintenance - Grizzly Helicopters; Campbell River, BC - ADDED MAY 18

B.5 SUPPORT

MRO | Cormoran Fleet Planner - IMP Group; Commox, BC

MRO | Cormoran Fleet Planner - IMP Group; Greenwood, NS

OPR | Technical Records Assistant - Great Slave Helicopters 2018; Yellowknife, NWT

OPR | Maintenance Program Coordinator - Ornge; Mississauga, ON - ADDED MAY 18

OPR | Technical Records - Eagle Copters; Calgary AB - ADDED MAY 18



 
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CONTACT US

 
 
 

We are a group of cross-functional industry professionals working on initiatives to promote flying and maintenance careers in the helicopter industry. If you would like to share your thoughts on how we can improve the content of this site, would like to pitch in, have questions about a flying or maintenance career, or would simply like to get in touch, please complete the form below. We’d love to hear your feedback.