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 Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Jazz Aviation LP was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • Jazz Aviation created the "Women in Aviation" initiative to promote leadership and empowerment through panel discussions led by some of the company's female executives -- and also employs three Women's Advocates who are formally trained to support female staff with their personal and professional needs
  • Jazz Aviation established a Pilot Wellness Committee to support pilots with disabilities and is exploring a partnership with The Work Bridge to employ persons with disabilities -- additionally, the company is developing a corporate strategy to support mental health in the workplace and is planning to launch a dedicated group for employees 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 via Jazz Aviation's intranet
Jazz Aviation employees participating in Halifax, Nova Scotia's Pride Parade
"I feel very fortunate to work in a diverse company where everyone brings a unique perspective that benefits the team." Sarah L., Corporate Recruiter

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 4,362
Workforce representation female employees (37 %), female managers (30 %), visible minority employees (12 %), visible minority managers (13 %), Aboriginal employees (2 %), Aboriginal managers (2 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT
Employee resource groups LGBTA, Aboriginal peoples
Formal commitment diversity and inclusion strategy
Diversity highlights mandatory diversity and inclusion training, monthly diversity and inclusion newsletter, celebrates international dates of importance such as International Day of Pink, scholarships for students who identify as an equity group, head office employees helped found a Diversity Association, which meets monthly to discuss diversity and inclusion, Women in Aviation initiative
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Aboriginal Human Resources Council (recruitment fair), Aboriginal Futures Employment Services (recruitment fair), Pride at Work Canada, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (work placements for new Canadians), African Nova Scotian Employment Job Fair, JOIN Business Leadership Network (member)

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

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