WestJet Encore is now hiring direct entry captains and first officers

Every WestJet journey has the potential to enrich lives; a career with us is no exception. WestJet Encore launched in 2013 and brought accessible, affordable air travel to more Canadians. From two aircraft and a handful of regional destinations in western Canada, we now operate across the country and into the U.S., flying more people to more places as WestJet grows globally.


Join Encore as a Direct Entry Captain

Join Encore as a First Officer


To promote WestJet Encore’s job openings, we made a recruitment ad that was sure to get pilots’ attention. Using environmentally-friendly paint, we created a 430,000 square foot job posting in a field. The giant ad, which can only be seen from the sky, sits below flight paths to Pearson International Airport and Buttonville Municipal Airport in Toronto.

Why fly with Encore?

  • Socialized bidding: Non-seniority bidding for schedule
  • Know your base before you start
  • Minimum monthly guarantee of 75 credit hours
  • Overtime triggered at 85 hours, or if working on a guaranteed day off or vacation day
  • 2 weeks’ vacation
  • Regional Experience Incentive Payment (REIP) bonus
  • Annual uniform allowance
  • Meal Replacement per diem $3.25/hour (time away from base)
  • Commuting Program: Included standby travel (in uniform) to working base
  • Confirmed base at time of offer
  • Non-seniority standby, intercompany, travel privileges on WestJet Group network (within first 10 days)
  • Jump seat agreement with other airlines

Captain

Bases: Calgary & Toronto

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Technical Requirements:

  • 2000 hours total time
  • 250 hours fixed-wing pilot-in-command time
  • Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilot’s license (ATPL)
  • Transport Canada Group 1 instrument rating and Class 1 medical
  • Current valid passport (and a Canadian Permanent Resident Card if you are not a holder of a Canadian passport)
  • Direct Entry Captains are required to meet a matrix which outlines total flight time and experience

First Officer

Bases: Calgary & Toronto

Apply here

Technical Requirements:

  • 1000 hours total time
  • 150 hours fixed-wing pilot-in-command time
  • Completion of the IATRA or SAMRA or SARON
  • Valid Canadian license and Class 1 medical
  • Current valid passport (and a Canadian Permanent Resident Card if you are not a holder of a Canadian passport)

WestJet Total Compensation:

  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Profit Share (Short Term Incentive Plan)
  • Owners Performance Award
  • WestJet Savings Plan
  • Flexible Benefits Program

Want to learn more about WestJet Encore in person from our leadership team? Join us for our Open House Information Session on November 9 at Spectrum Airways in Burlington, Ontario. Register today.