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Twin Otter Pilot – Talent Pool

Location: Dryden, ON
Company: Government of Ontario
Posted on October 1, 2021

Are you a self-motivated, highly client-service-oriented, 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 Twin Otter vacancies that may be available in Timmins, Dryden and Garson 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.

You will:

• perform Pilot-in-Command flight and related duties on small multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft operating under visual and instrument flight rules
• assist clients in planning their flight requirements
• 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

To learn more about working for the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, explore our website at

Location: Dryden, Garson, Timmins

How do I qualify?

Mandatory requirements:

• valid Canadian Airline Transport Pilot Licence endorsed for single- and multi-engine land and sea fixed-wing aircraft
• Group 1 Instrument Rating
• valid Category 1 Medical
• valid restricted radio telephone operator’s certificate
• ability to pass Canadian and U.S. Transport Agency Security Screening
• possession of a valid passport or ability to acquire
• minimum flight experience of 3,000 hours total flying time, with 500 hours’ float experience as Pilot-in-Command
• ability to travel out of province

Technical knowledge:

• You have extensive knowledge of float, waterbombing and instrument flight rules (IFR) transport flight operations.
• You have the ability to apply and interpret the Aeronautics Act, Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and the Commercial Air Service Standard.
• You have knowledge of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.
• You have the ability to understand ministry air operations to safely operate aircraft according to regulations.
• You have the ability to interpret and apply worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

General skills:

• You have strong communication and interpersonal skills to deal with NAV CANADA, flight services, fire and air service staff, and a wide variety of client groups.
• You have proven group leadership skills.
• You have good judgment in order to apply sound pilot decision-making.

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: $1,489.57 – $1,811.86 Per Week

Additional Information:

• Permanent, Rr 2 Timmins Airport, Timmins, North Region or 149 Ghost Lake Rd, 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.
• 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 169623, 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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