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.

CALLS TO ACTION:
Help Ensure Labour Is Included in the Airline Economic Relief Package

Protect Frontline Aviation Workers and Their Families

 

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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

  • ALPA Canada Takes Safety Measure Concerns at Canada’s Airports Straight to the Prime Minister

    ALPA Canada President Capt. Tim Perry writes to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to state that "not enough is being done to protect Canadian air crews from exposure to COVID-19."....

  • Canadian Labour Congress Addresses Airline Crisis with Federal Government

    Members of the Canadian Labour Congress, representing over 50,000 airline employees in Canada, write to the Honorable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, and the Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, to defend the rights, income, and health and well-being of aviation workers during the coronavirus crisis....

  • ALPA Canada Outlines Priorities to Canadian Government

    ALPA Canada President Capt. Tim Perry writes to Minister of Transport Marc Garneau, among other things, "ALPA believes that any relief or stimulus package must include responsible guardrails on how the funding and credit instruments operate, for whom relief should focus, and how it can be utilized by airlines that require the government’s assistance. ALPA also strongly believes that frontline employees should be a priority for any relief package that the federal government establishes, and that airlines must meet certain conditions in order to receive assistance."....

  • ALPA Canada Requests Improved Safety Measures for Members at Canada’s Airport

    With flight crews being designated as exempt from restrictions during the COVID-19 outbreak, ALPA President Capt. Tim Perry suggests that there is an "urgent need to separate flight crews from passengers at Customs exit points, [and] at all points of access to and from restricted areas of airports."....

  • ALPA Canada Reaches out to Canadian Government Amid COVID-19 Epidemic

    "The public health and economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have created an extraordinary challenge in the Canadian airline industry," writes Capt. Tim Perry, ALPA Canada President....

  • Jazz ALPA Master Executive Council Re-elects Capt. Claude Buraglia as Chairman

    On Tuesday, February 4, the Jazz Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) reelected Capt. Claude Buraglia, a 24-year veteran pilot at Jazz Aviation and current CRJ-200/-900 captain, for a historic sixth consecutive term as MEC chairman.. ....

     

  • ALPA Canada: Trend Positive + Growing

    ALPA Canada president, Capt. Tim Perry, writes in the magazine that "We each do better when we all do better." He continued, "Looking ahead to 2020, we can’t help but feel excited as we continue to safeguard our passengers and cargo and build a strong profession to inspire and attract new pilots in the future...."

  • 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?....