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  1. On the maintenance side, the maintenance release is carried out under the company ACA #, so the company insurance covers issues. I would imagine if you've had your PPC with the company, it would be the same.
  2. In BC, WCB is covered by the employer if you are the lone employee of your contracting company, and provide only labour to the employer. The employer provides coverage for any employee in their facility, regardless of your pay structure.
  3. Contract rates will have to be higher than employee salary rates. You're paying both sets of taxes. You will have to pay corporate taxes, taxes on company revenue, and all employer deductions, such as EI. Then you pay employee wages, and from that, deduct income tax. If your contract rate isn't much higher than the employee salary, it's not worth it. The contract rate must be higher for this to be worth it.
  4. No it isn't. It's available through Canadian Tire and Home Depot.
  5. Yes, Ultra was just outside Grimshaw. Black Swan is also just south of Grimshaw and had a base in Manning. There was another operator in Manning too, but I've forgotten the name.
  6. By 1988, Maple Leaf had been bought out by Ranger. I started there in 1987.
  7. I started with Ranger in 1987 after they had just bought out Maple Leaf. In 1988, Sealand bought Okanagan and became Canadian, and they also bought out Ranger.
  8. Familiarize yourself with the difference between 'retorque ' and 'torque check'. I'll see if i have an entry to share tomorrow.
  9. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32919/pilot-takes-amazing-images-of-area-51-and-tonopah-air-base-while-skirting-restricted-airspace
  10. It says free on Kindle. $17.01 for actual paperback.
  11. I've spent the last 2 weeks driving back and forth from Vancouver to various Alberta bases to carry out routine maintenance. Sounds like this may be the norm this summer. I'm speculating that helicopters may be used for bucketing only, or moving minimal crews. Will be an interesting summer for sure.
  12. Be up front with a potential employer as to what your career ambitions really are. Ideally, fly in the summer, wrench in the winter, stay employed all year around.
  13. Away from base: $100/day Per diem: $60/day Incidentals: Cell phone use and laundry: $5/day My previous employer didn't have an away from base, but gave us $75/day per diem. We could often work 10-12 hours/day and get time and a half for anything over 8 hours/day, as previously agreed to by 3rd party clients. Bank it or cash it, it was an option available to you.
  14. These are the rates set by the Canada Revenue Agency, and considered to be normal. Your company can pay you this and Revenue Canada won't bat an eye. https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/corporate/about-canada-revenue-agency-cra/travel-directive/appendix-c-meals-allowances-october-2018.html
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