Jazz Aviation LP
A Jazz Aviation employee directs traffic on a runway  

Recognized as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2019) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2018):

Here are some of the reasons why Jazz Aviation LP was selected as one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers (2019) and Nova Scotia's Top Employers (2018):

  • Jazz Aviation encourages employees to keep their skills sharp throughout their careers with formal mentoring, in-house and online training, and tuition subsidies for courses related to their position (up to $3,000 annually) -- and reaches out to the next generation of employees through summer student opportunities, paid internships, co-op placements and apprenticeships
  • Through Jazz Aviation's formal "Jazz Lends a Hand" community program, employees can apply for a paid day off to volunteer with a charity of their choosing
  • Jazz Aviation helps employees prepare for the future with retirement planning assistance and a defined contribution pension plan -- and seeks to develop an ownership culture through a share purchase plan, available to all employees
A Jazz Aviation employee in the airline's operations centre directs plane traffic  

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 4,660
Part-time employees in Canada 605
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 48 years
Long-term savings 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
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
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 (2018):

Here are some of the reasons why Jazz Aviation LP was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • Jazz Aviation is currently developing a corporate strategy to support mental health in the workplace and recently participated in the Not Myself Today program in order to build greater awareness and understanding of mental health in the workplace -- additionally, the company provided mental health awareness training to all managers from inflight services teams
  • Jazz Aviation created a dedicated Aboriginal recruitment page and works with a number of community partners to reach out to Aboriginal candidates -- additionally, members of the company's Aboriginal employee resource group offer mentoring to students from First Nations Technical Institute and Confederation College
  • Jazz Aviation manages 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 on a float for Pride  

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 4,340
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives VP, Employee Relations
Formal commitment management-level diversity council
Employee resource groups LGBTA, Aboriginal peoples, new Canadians
Diversity training and awareness mandatory diversity and inclusion training for management and administrative staff
Diversity highlights organized and sponsored a 1-day aviation diversity conference that brought together major industry competitors, alternative pension for Islamic employees who cannot accept interest or gain (the pension has no interest and is pure dollar value), wellness committee for pilots with disabilities, offered a tour for students with hearing impairments from Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority, Women in Aviation initiative, Women's Advocates
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Canadian Women in Aviation (conference sponsor), The Work Bridge (persons with disabilities), 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

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Jazz Aviation LP was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

  • Jazz Aviation recently further expanded its Jazz Aviation Pathway Program (APP) to partner with 19 post-secondary institutions and organizations to date, which includes collaboration on training and curriculum to promote safety and professionalism, while providing up-to-date information on industry best practices -- the program is aimed at establishing a direct career path for qualifying graduates, including flight simulator evaluations and the opportunity for top-performing graduates to transition to first officer positions at Jazz
  • Additionally, Jazz Aviation's Pathway Program provides over $70,000 each year to students in recognition of safety and professionalism through scholarships, including the "JazzAPP Professionalism" and "Professionalism and Diversity" scholarships of $3,000 each
  • 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 staff with Santa on the flight deck during a charity flight  

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 4,660
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training, online employee skills inventory, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives supports Air Cadet League of Canada and provides scholarships towards private pilot licenses

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