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CL-415 Co-Pilot – Talent Pool

Location: Dryden, Garson
Company: Government of Ontario
Posted on October 4, 2021

Are you a self-motivated, highly client-service-oriented, and skilled fixed-wing pilot looking for a diverse and rewarding career opportunity? If so, then consider this exciting opportunity with Aviation Services, Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.

PLEASE NOTE: The total number of positions to be filled and locations have not been identified at this time. The results of this competition will be used to create an eligibility list for any upcoming CL-415 Co-Pilot vacancies that may be available in Garson and Dryden during the next 18 months.

What can I expect to do in this role?

The benefits of this career include excellent compensation while working scheduled weekly rotations from both a home base location and remote operating facilities in northern Ontario.

In this role, you will:

• act as Co-Pilot on CL-415 aircraft operating under visual and instrument flight rules to support forest fire suppression activities
• ensure the safe and efficient operation of the aircraft during all phases of flight
• be required to travel away from base, sometimes for extended periods
• be required to work overtime and in adverse conditions

Location: Dryden, Garson

How do I qualify?

Mandatory licensing/requirements:

In order to qualify for an interview, you will need to demonstrate the following:

• You have a valid Canadian Airline Transport Pilot Licence endorsed for single- and multi-engine land and sea fixed-wing aircraft.
• You have a Group 1 Instrument Rating.
• You have a valid Category 1 medical.
• You have a valid restricted radio telephone operator’s certificate.
• You are in possession of a valid passport or ability to acquire.
• You have the ability to pass Canadian/U.S. Transport Agency security screening.
• You have a minimum flight experience of 2,000 hours fixed-wing total flying time, with 500 hours’ float experience as Pilot-in-Command (PIC).

Technical knowledge and skills:

• You have knowledge of the Aeronautics Act, Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs), and Commercial Air Service Standards.
• You have knowledge of Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.
• You can understand, and adhere to, ministry air operations to safely operate aircraft according to regulations.
• You have extensive knowledge of float, water-bombing and instrument flight rules (IFR) transport flight operations.
• You have an understanding of worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Judgment and decision-making skills:

• You have good judgment skills in order to apply sound pilot decisions.

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You have well developed communication and interpersonal skills to effectively liaise with NAV CANADA, flight services, fire and air service staff, and a wide variety of client groups.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code . Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Salary Range: $1,276.50 – $1,552.36 Per Week

Additional Information:
• Permanent, 149 Ghost Lake Road, Dryden, North Region or 6150 Skyline Drive, Garson, North Region

• The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.
• To learn more about working for the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, explore our website at
• The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 169619, by Monday, October 25, 2021. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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