We operate out of domestic and international locations, and are regulated in accordance with Transport Canada.
We presently have bases in:
NOTE: Base locations can change on short notice.
A rotational schedule, or a deployment, is a planned period at a specified location, with a planned period out for your time off.
Time off, or days off, are provided while on deployment to meet the Canada Labour Code and Transport Canada requirements.
Typical rotations or deployments are:
Minimum experience requirements are set out by many of our customers. Examples of these can include time on Type, PIC time, geographical experience and low-level flying experience. As an example, the United Nations (UN) and World Food Program (WFP) has prescribed experience requirements listed below:
|Position||CL65 Captain||CL65 First Officer||DH8 Captain||DH8 First Officer|
|Total Time on Type||1250||300||500||250|
There may be some limitations involved, however, we have several options available to us including flying that does not require specific experience, or an exemption may be provided through risk analysis.
It is our intent to have all our pilots working towards meeting every customer requirement. This ensures full flexibility on all fronts.
This is dependent on the customer. Normally plan for 5 flying days per week.
The UN and WFP flying are typically scheduled a few days a week.
We have airline customers that fly passengers and/or freight, so these locations and times are quite variable. The locations include vacation spots, smaller towns, fishing lodges, etc.
No problem! It is very common for our rotational staff to request more time in the field. We have the flexibility to allow for this to happen.
Days off while at a specific work location comply with all Canadian Labour Code and Canadian Aviation Regulations requirements to be free from duty or work. Dependent on the location, time off in base can be spent doing some local sightseeing.
Our accommodations are typically multi-bedroom condo or townhouse style complexes. Hotel rooms are used on occasion. You will have your own secure bedroom, with shared bathrooms at some locations. There will be common areas such as a living room and kitchen. This accommodation arrangement requires the utmost cooperation and respect between the staff on site.
There is a daily per diem for every day you are on rotation; the rate is representative of the location.
Per diem calculation factors include:
What and how you eat can be influenced by the accommodation arrangements.
Employees can enjoy shared groceries and access to cooking facilities.
Suitable restaurant choices are also an option.
You will receive per diems in cash or direct deposit while deployed – dependent on location.
This depends on the location, but for all our operations we and our customers are very experienced and well informed. At some locations we admit there are some risks, malaria being the most common. These risks are quite manageable and mitigated. Political considerations are monitored and addressed proactively.
We have detailed documents (Personal Reference Guides and Travel Guide) for all our locations.
We will fly you to North Bay for company and technical training that will take approximately two weeks. Depending on your qualifications, we will then head to Toronto and do a full initial type rating or a recurrent trainer and PPC.
All of these are covered during training.
We are an international operator, so we prepare for everything.
Malaria medication is taken orally as recommended by your physician.
We cover expenses for all the above.
We will let you know which immunizations you need and how to obtain them.
You are required to have and maintain a passport with a minimum 6-month validity.
We will help you obtain the appropriate visas for deployment.
Voyageur uses a salary compensation method – a daily rate for every day on location, including days-off at work location. There is no hourly or mileage pay component and overtime is not utilized in a rotational schedule system. Extended rotations beyond a planned schedule may include an additional premium or incentive renumeration.
No matter the location, compensation is paid in Canadian dollars. You will be taxed as a Canadian employee except those who have special arrangements through Revenue Canada. Your pay cheque is direct deposited every 2 weeks. Vacation and statutory pay are paid out after the scheduled deployment is complete.
As a note, there is no longer an overseas tax exemption credit for UN work.
Voyageur offers employees and their families a comprehensive benefit program including:
You need to be flexible, tolerant, and tolerable.
Determine if you are suited for this type of work. You owe that to yourself, and your co-workers.
And of huge importance – Respect the culture and laws of where you are!