Destination Porter

You want to be a pilot. And Porter is the perfect place for you. Our mentoring program will help you!

Define your pathway to Porter Airlines

When you're accepted into our Destination Porter mentoring program, we'll pair you with a Porter Airlines pilot who will provide guidance in your career development. Once you've accumulated a minimum of 500 flight hours, you will have the option to interview at Porter Airlines for a First Officer position.

If you are successful with the interview and simulator evaluation you will be offered a conditional offer of employment at Porter, upon completion of the IATRA/ATPL exams and reaching 1000 hours total time.

Eligibility Criteria:

Students who have successfully completed their program (or who will soon) may apply. Applicants that do not meet the criteria below may still apply but require a recommendation from the program delegate.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Completion of your flight school program within the prescribed time frame
  • No Fails on a TC Flight Test that results in a full retest. This does NOT include a partial retest
  • No failed courses during program of study
  • Demonstrated a high level of professionalism and personal deportment while completing the Flight Training Unit (FTU) program of study. Attendance, punctuality, and conduct as would be expected from an aviation professional
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic, and self-discipline. Is friendly, courteous and displays leadership potential at the FTU and/or within the community
  • Legally able to work in Canada and obtain a Restricted Airside Access Identification Card (RAAIC)

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Applications: Open March 1, 2020 and close April 30, 2020

Apply: Destination Porter 2020 External site which may not meet accessibility guidelines

Interviews: April/May 2020

Destination Porter Open House: June 2020 (TBD)

Application process:

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  1. Complete application profile through Destination Porter 2020 External site which may not meet accessibility guidelines
  2. Upload cover letter and resume
  3. Proof of available flight test results required
  4. Proof of available Transport Canada written exam results required
  5. Copy of Academic Record required
  6. Porter Airlines values safety-minded individuals who share our enthusiasm for delivering best-in-class customer service. In 2-3 paragraphs, tell us why you want to join the Porter team and how you would add value to our culture.
  7. Successful candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview to be completed at the Flight Training Unit for Porter Airlines, YTZ (Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport) or in some cases by telephone or Skype.
  8. For students that may not have completed the FTU’s training program by the application deadline, the CFI or Program head will be contacted about the candidate's application and he/she will be considered for Destination Porter on a case-by-case basis.

Schools and Programs Qualified to Participate

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Pilots graduating from one of the following schools and programs in 2020 may apply to the Destination Porter program:

Brampton Flight Centre - Integrated Airline Transport Pilots Licence Program

Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre - Conestoga College Aviation General Arts and Science Diploma, University of Waterloo Aviation BES/BSc

University of Western Ontario - Commercial Aviation Management Program

Moncton Flight College - Mount Allison Bachelor of Science in Aviation, Diploma in Aviation Technology IATP, IATP/ICPC Program

Seneca College - Bachelor of Aviation Technology, Airline Pilot Flight Operations Program

Algonquin College - Aviation Management Program

Sault College - Aviation

Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Diploma Commercial Pilot Program

British Columbia Institute of Technology - Airline and Flight Operations Commercial Pilot

Mount Royal University - Aviation Diploma

Confederation College - Aviation Flight Management

Southern Interior Flight Centre - Okanagan College, Aviation Diploma