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Air Canada to fill 900 new positions

Air Canada (Montreal) announced it will hire more than 900 employees over the next 12 months to meet its planned workforce requirements.  In addition, 200 new jobs will be created for flight attendants and pilots at the airline’s low cost carrier that will be launched in 2013.

Highlights of Air Canada’s 2012-13 recruitment program are as follows:

  • In addition to 160 new customer service call center agents hired to date in 2012, Air Canada is hiring an additional 60 agents in the coming months for its call centers in Montreal and Toronto.
  • Air Canada is hiring approximately 400 flight attendants to compensate for attrition and meet planned schedule requirements for its main network airline operation with the first training classes scheduled in October.
  • Air Canada will be seeking candidates for approximately 500 permanent, part-time and full-time airport customer service agent and baggage handler positions at its major airport bases located across Canada mainly to compensate for attrition as the airline prepares to meet planned operational requirements for its winter schedule.
  • Air Canada’s unnamed low cost carrier will be hiring approximately 150 flight attendants and 50 pilots for its launch in 2013.

In other news, Air Canada and Aer Lingus announced they have signed an interline agreement to make flying between Canada and Ireland more convenient. The agreement is effective immediately and is a preliminary step toward a full code sharing relationship expected to be finalized next year between the Canadian and Irish flag carriers.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography. Airbus A320-211 C-FTJQ (msn 242) taxies at the Toronto (Pearson) hub.

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