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First Officer

Company Description

Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® and also rated as Best Regional Airline in North America by Skytrax.

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston, Washington (Dulles), Pittsburgh and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Burlington, Vt., and Orlando-Melbourne, Fla.

Job Details

FUNCTION: The First Officer shall assist the PIC in the preparation and management of the flight. They will carry out take-offs and landings under specific authority of the PIC and shall carry out other such duties as the PIC may delegate.


  • Ensures the safe operation of the aircraft

  • Actively participates in Porter’s Safety Management System (SMS) including, reporting hazards and incidents encountered in daily operations; understand, comply and promote the Company Safety Policy

  • Any other duties as assigned


  • Concern for Safety: Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.

  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.

  • Passenger/Customer Service: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers).

  • Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

  • Results Focus: Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.

  • Fostering Communication: Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.


  • Airline Transport Pilot License (Transport Canada) or Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License or Initial Aeroplane Type Rating (IATRA) 

  • Category I Medical

  • Current Instrument Rating

  • Minimum 1,000 hours total time

  • Aviation College or University Degree is an asset

  • Pilots that do not meet the minimum requirements may be considered based on experience and other factors


  • Opportunities are available based on operational needs at the following locations:

    • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - YTZ

    • Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport - YOW 

    • Halifax Stanfield International Airport - YHZ 

  • January 16, 2017
  • 71-99-05


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