Jazz Aviation LP
Jazz Aviation's inaugural flight to Mont Tremblant, Quebec

Recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2017) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Jazz Aviation LP was selected as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2017) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2017):

  • Jazz Aviation encourages employees to keep their skills sharp throughout their careers with formal mentoring, in-house and online training options, apprenticeships and paid internship opportunities, and tuition subsidies for programs related to their position (up to $3,000 annually)
  • Jazz Aviation's volunteer program "Jazz Lends a Hand" encourages employees to volunteer in the community with 1 paid day off each year -- employees are also involved in the selection of the charities to receive support, from the "Dreams Take Flight" program to volunteering with Habitat for Humanity
  • Jazz Aviation supports the "Jazz After Hours Club", which organizes a variety of social activities throughout the year including Christmas parties for both employees and children, and also hosts fundraising events such as barbecues and contests in support of the United Way
Jazz Aviation employees volunteer as flight crew in the company's annual Santa flight

Highlights

Industry Air Transportation
Established in Canada 2001
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Chorus Aviation Inc.
Parent company head office Dartmouth NS
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Dartmouth NS
Full-time employees in Canada 4,266
Part-time employees in Canada 519
Average age of employees in Canada 44
Longest serving employee 46 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 50% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 36 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Jazz Aviation LP was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • Jazz Aviation recently launched the Jazz Aviation Pathway Program to replace its existing Jazz Award program -- in partnership with a number of local post-secondary institutions, the new initiative features formalized 5-year extensions into direct employment opportunities
  • Jazz Aviation offers scholarships to students enrolled in Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) programs at local community colleges and provides mentoring to apprentice AMEs -- in addition, the company maintains a tool purchase program, an interest-free payment program to help AMEs spread the cost of tools over an extended period
Jazz Aviation employees participate in a GoodLife event, Spin4Kids

Highlights

Industry Air Transportation
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Dartmouth NS
Full-time employees in Canada 4,266
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies per year
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives offers paid internships in various departments including maintenance, continuous improvement and finance, supports Air Cadet League of Canada and provides scholarships towards private pilot licenses

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Jazz Aviation LP was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • Jazz Aviation is currently developing a corporate strategy to support mental health in the workplace and established a Pilot Wellness Committee to support pilots with disabilities
  • Jazz Aviation maintains an in-house LGBTA employee resource group and launched a "Safe Space" campaign to promote an inclusive work environment -- the company recently shared a "Gender Transition in the Workplace" policy with employees and also partnered with Pride at Work Canada to host a "LGBT 101" webinar
  • Jazz Aviation launched the Pathway Award for Professionalism and Diversity, a $3,000 scholarship awarded to a full-time student in their final year who self identifies as Aboriginal, a person with a disability, a visible minority or female for outstanding contributions to safety, leadership and professionalism
Jazz Aviation employees participating in Halifax, Nova Scotia's Pride Parade
"The impact on me of Jazz's many inclusion initiatives, is that I get to be my true authentic self at work every day without worrying about job security or retaliation for being who I am... a gay man. It's important to understand that not every company has policies that protect employees and encourage them to be themselves at work. At Jazz we are a family and families accept you for who you are." Brad Sooley, Manager, Business Services

Highlights

Industry Air Transportation
Major Canadian hiring locations Halifax NS, Montréal QC, Toronto ON, Calgary AB, Vancouver BC, Dartmouth NS
Full-time employees in Canada 4,266
Formal commitment management-level diversity council
Employee resource groups LGBTA, Aboriginal peoples, new Canadians
Diversity training and awareness mandatory diversity and inclusion training
Diversity highlights Women in Aviation initiative, Women's Advocates, alternative pension for Islamic employees who cannot accept interest or gain (the pension has no interest and is pure dollar value), monthly diversity and inclusion newsletter, celebrations and events for international dates such as the International Day of Pink, scholarships for students who identify as an equity group, head office employees helped found a Diversity Association
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Canadian Women in Aviation (conference sponsor), Aboriginal Human Resources Council (recruitment fair), Aboriginal Futures Employment Services (recruitment fair), Canadian Aviation Pride (sponsor), Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (work placements for new Canadians), African Nova Scotian Employment Job Fair, JOIN Business Leadership Network (member), The Work Bridge (persons with disabilities)

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