ALPA Canada

ALPA Canada is the segment of the Air Line Pilots Association that manages all things Canadian, representing the interests of thousands of professional pilots who operate a diverse range of aircraft in all sorts of conditions across Canada, as well as internationally.


Listen to a podcast from the ALPA Canada Board recorded May 2019


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  • Canadian Pilots Are Trained for Life

    Who protects lives in the skies over Canada? Our pilots are some of the best-trained in the industry, dedicated to always putting passenger safety first. Despite the unique challenges, the Canadian standard for passenger and cargo safety is unmatched. With continuous training to maneuver through hazardous weather, land on icy runways, and fly through engine failures, our pilots are ready for the unexpected and prepared for the future. Read how Canadian pilots are trained for life.

 

  • Insurance for Canadian Members

    ALPA offers its members in Canada multiple benefit plans for purchase, including basic life, group life, auto & home, critical illness, and more. These plans are administered by the ALPA Canada Insurance Trust, which is a committee of the Canada Board.



Latest Articles

  • PAL Pilots File Complaint Citing Unfair Labor Practices

    the pilots of PAL Airlines, as represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), filed a complaint with the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) charging that, starting in June 2019 when ALPA became the bargaining agent for the pilot group, the company’s management team has rebuffed calls to develop a productive labour-management relationship and has instead unilaterally altered the existing work rules without consulting the pilots’ union in violation of the Canada Labour Code. ....

  • Making a Great System Even Better

    Joseph Szwalek, Associate General Director, Civil Aviation, Transport Canada, writes how Transport Canada has been in the midst of transformation to better prioritize its policy and regulatory work. ....

  • Navigating Canada’s 28-Day Waiting Period for Recreational Cannabis Use

    While general consumption of recreational marijuana became legal in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018, aviation employees in safety-sensitive positions were still barred from using it. Transport Canada, however, changed its stance on June 6, 2019, announcing that these workers could consume cannabis as long as they abstained from the drug for at least 28 days before duty time....

  • From Atop Parliament Hill

    Through sustained engagement and representation in Ottawa, much progress has been made on several of ALPA’s long-standing priorities in Canada. During the last year, the federal government has moved on several important initiatives that address the Association’s calls for increased safety and security for pilots, crews, and passengers, as well as the Canadian airline industry....

  • Addressing Canada’s Aviation Challenges

    Canadians are set to vote in their federal election on October 21. As Canada has the third largest aerospace sector in the world, generating $29.8 billion in annual revenues and supports 211,000 direct and indirect jobs, it’s important to know how the country’s elected leaders will address Canada’s aviation challenges. Read Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau’s response to the question: What are your party’s top three aviation-related priorities?....

     

  • ALPA Now Represents More Than 130 Bearskin and Perimeter Pilots

    The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) certified the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) as the collective bargaining representative of Bearskin and Perimeter pilots. With 93 percent of eligible pilots participating in the representation election, 74 percent voted in favour of joining the world’s largest pilot union....

  • Jazz Aviation Pilot Honored for Numerous Contributions to Advancing Pilot Health

    The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) awarded Jazz Aviation Capt. Murray Munro with a Presidential Citation for his extraordinary service in leading pilot health and wellness programs in Canada. For nearly 30 years, Capt. Munro has assisted his fellow pilots in managing various challenges they have encountered in their professional careers....

  • WestJet Encore Pilots Approve First-Ever Collective Agreement

    WestJet Encore pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), ratified their first-ever collective agreement with WestJet Airlines. Of the 90 percent of eligible WestJet Encore pilots who cast ballots, 92 percent voted in favour of the agreement....

  • PAL Airlines Pilots File Cards for ALPA Representation

    An overwhelming majority of PAL Airlines (including Air Borealis) pilots filed membership cards with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) asking to be represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA)—the fastest card drive in ALPA’s organizing history....

  • Jazz Pilots Ratify Game-Changing Tentative Agreement

    Jazz Aviation pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), ratified an unprecedented 10-year extension to their current collective agreement with management that includes significant improvements such as job-security provisions, enhanced career progression, and accelerates pay rates for pilots....

  • Pilots in Canada Gain Long-Awaited Fatigue Rule

    After more than eight years of sluggish progress, on Dec. 12, 2018, Transport Canada, the regulatory agency overseeing aviation safety, finally announced new flight- and duty-time regulations for airline pilots in Canada. The new rules are a vast improvement over the current regulations and will help to improve aviation safety across the country....