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Helicopter Pilot - Inventory *Amendment*

Reference number: MOT22J-025987-000065
Selection process number: 22-MOT-EA-HRS-24925
Transport Canada - Aircraft Services
Prince Rupert (British Columbia)
$109,592 to $121,322

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

Closing date: 22 March 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Update: On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that it was suspending vaccination mandates across the federal public service. As a result on June 20, 2022, the Policy on Vaccination has been suspended until further notice. Despite the vaccination condition of employment being listed as a requirement at the time of this initial advertisement, candidates will no longer be required to be vaccinated prior to being considered for an appointment from this process.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME: Transport Canada (TC) is committed to building an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds that represent Canada.

If you would like to work in a dynamic team, are forward thinking and action oriented, enthusiastic about creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, then TC is the place for you!


This helicopter pilot position has a vital role as part of a team providing essential services to support the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) helicopter operation. The successful candidate must be able to multi-task and prioritize in an operational environment ensuring that 'safety comes first'. The individual must have excellent inter-personal skills, be able to communicate effectively, and recognize the requirement to work as a member of a team to provide outstanding client service.

The main duties of the pilot position are to support CCG operations through a variety of flying activities from shore bases and CCG icebreakers.

Work environment


Apply today for an opportunity to join Transport Canada.

We are looking for dynamic candidates that will help shape and build the future of Transport Canada. The persons selected will have the opportunity to increase their experience and expertise. We look forward to hearing from you!

Transport Canada employs over 5,000 talented and motivated employees working in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, Pacific regions, and at our Ottawa headquarters. We develop policies and enforce acts and regulations that support transportation efficiency, safety, security, durability, and align with global standards. Our vision is of a safe, secure, durable, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the wellbeing of Canada's middle class. Our transportation agenda thrives to adopt new ways of thinking about how we deliver services and oversee the transportation system.

We are an employer that fosters employee well-being, provides an open and respectful workplace, competitive benefits and flexible work schedules and telecommuting that promote work-life balance. Transport Canada was named one of Canada’s top employers in 2020 by Forbes.

Inspectors must be leaders and skilled communicators capable of working effectively with others and adapting to the different needs of our clients. They must sometimes take rapid, decisive action and must be able to negotiate, facilitate behavior change and develop new competencies in client industries. Inspectors work in all climates in an environment of high stress due to the possible impact of error and real or potential conflict. In the course of ensuring that regulations are respected, inspectors carry significant responsibility and accountability and their decisions have a direct impact on the safety of Canadians.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions with various tenures.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Possession of a valid Canadian Commercial Pilot License – Helicopter Category.
Possession of a valid Restricted Radio Telephone Operator Certificate (endorsed Aeronautical).

Minimum of 3000 hours on turbine Helicopters.
Minimum of 2000 hours of pilot-in-command in Helicopters.
Significant and recent experience in Vertical Reference Slinging operations.

"Significant” will be evaluated in regard to amount and complexity of work performed.
"Recent" is defined as within the last 5 years.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Standards as they apply to Helicopter operations.
Knowledge of sling equipment, rigging procedures and techniques used for vertical reference external load operations.

Ability to operate to/from remote helicopter landing pads, often in confined areas.
Ability to coordinate and plan activities in response to various client requests.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Effective Interpersonal Skills
Client Service Orientation

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Mountain Flying Course

Degree equivalency

Occupational Certification:
Possession of, or previously held, a Group 4 Instrument Rating
Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter License
B412 endorsement
B429 endorsement
Night Endorsement

Recent experience as pilot-in-command on Bell 212 helicopters.
Experience in IFR operations.
Experience in Helicopter coastal mountain flying.
Experience in Arctic flying.
Experience in Shipboard/Flight Deck.

"Recent" is defined as within the last 5 years.

Knowledge of Aircraft Services Directorate operational policies and Standard Operating Procedures.
Knowledge of Canadian Coast Guard Shipboard Helicopter Procedures and operations including slinging.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following employment equity groups: aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, visible minorities and women.

May be tasked on short notice for trips of shorter duration away from base.
Willing and able to work overtime.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Willing and able to obtain a Group IV Instrument Rating when required.

Required to complete Underwater Emergency Egress Training provided by Transport Canada Aircraft Services.

Required to spend up to 6 weeks, continuous, away from base aboard ship.

The Treasury Board Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination requires, as a condition of employment, that all employees of the core public service be fully vaccinated unless accommodated based on a certified medical contraindication, religion, or other prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. If you are the successful candidate, we will require you, in accordance with this Policy, to fill out a vaccine attestation form before an offer of employment is extended.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Human Resources
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