Wasaya Airways Announces New Approach to Recruiting Pilots

Wasaya Board Chair Fiddler presents Wasaya's new Dash 8s - Photo Supplied

Wasaya Board Chair Fiddler presents Wasaya’s new Dash 8s – Photo Supplied
THUNDER BAY – TRANSPORTATION – Wasaya Airways has announced what the company says is an innovative new approach to recruiting pilots today. Consistent with its strong growth plan and working with the Air Lines Pilots Association (ALPA), Wasaya will recognize the industry experience of qualified pilots.

“A lot of experienced pilots in the cities we serve are looking to move to Wasaya, a growing healthy company, yet have been held back because making the move would mean a drop to the bottom of the pay and benefits scale. This Letter of Understanding (LOU), facilitated and coordinated with our friends at ALPA, allows us to bridge the gap for a limited time, welcoming experienced flight officers at our industry-leading wages with benefits, by-passing the drop on the pay-scale,” said Michael Rodyniuk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wasaya Group Inc.

A Letter of Understanding (LOU) signed between ALPA and Wasaya will allow successful candidates up to 15 years longevity credit (for pay, vacation and scheduling purposes). The LOU applies to external candidates applying on or before December 31, 2017.

“This coordinated effort demonstrates the solid working relationship between Wasaya and ALPA,” says Captain James Harding, ALPA MEC Chairman at Wasaya. “We know this will enhance the work-life balance for our members, and allow the company to achieve its growth aspirations in key cities.”

In a statement issued by Wasaya, the company states that they offer a positive work/life balance, excellent compensation, a Team Performance Award (profit share), jump seat privileges with major carriers, travel perks and a growing, solid, progressive and positive company culture. With five main bases; Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Pickle Lake, pilots living in these cities can work close to, and return home, most nights. Commuting pilots can bid rotations featuring up to 2 weeks on 2 weeks off at northern bases.

Wasaya will host an information exchange, an open house on December 13 & 14, 2017 at 2 PM EST at the
Thunder Bay Airport Authority’s Board Room, 3rd floor in the terminal building.

Pilots should send an email outlining their experience with a resume to pilotrecruitment@wasaya.com

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