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  1. Whitestone, I'll have to disagree with your statement on the government side. Having had a direct and ongoing involvement with HRDC and Immigration Canada, I can assure you that our government takes this issue as it pertains to our little industry very seriously. Temporary foreign worker program facing changes CBC News Posted: Mar 30, 2012 3:46 PM ET Last Updated: Mar 30, 2012 3:12 PM ET (Jacques Boissinot/Canadian Press) Changes hinted at in Thursday's federal budget will require employers who bring in temporary workers to ensure that they've more thoroughly scoured the local labour force before turning to workers from outside Canada. "The government will look at ways to ensure that businesses have made all reasonable efforts to recruit from the domestic labour force before accessing the temporary foreign worker program," the budget says. It's not more specific than that. A spokesperson in the office of Human Resources Minister Diane Finley said further details will be provided in the next few months. The issue could affect employers who bring in thousands of foreign temporary workers to fill occupations as diverse as live-in caregivers and seasonal agricultural workers, as well as some workers in the construction and resource industries. The temporary foreign worker program lets Canadian employers hire foreign workers on a temporary basis to fill immediate skills and labour shortages "when Canadians and permanent residents are not available," according to the program's guidelines. Employers who want to bring in foreign workers must satisfy a number of conditions.
  2. Well said... I wish I had your graceful way/words. Unfortunately my patience is zero, when dealing with or listening to what can only be a described as a systemic viral infection of pandemic proportion that has overtaken what once used to be a "gentlemanly" occupation and has now been devoured by the uncouth, who's main preoccupation is bullying under some delusional premiss of "god given belief or divine right "that they have some special skill or attitude that trumps all". This is the same high school mentality group who advocate this principal of the "cull". It's a frat bot club mentality and makes me want to break into projectile vomiting. Sorry I'll try to contain myself....... I am still holding out hope that there will some magic pill that will come along one day. Or maybe fate will round the corner and once and for all eliminate the scourge of morons. That is all. P5
  3. You are welcome! I'm still learning how to smell but my anal hurts from sitting in this **** seat for so long p5
  4. Well A university degree teaches you how to learn, and depending on the degree you will be exposed to bigger ideas. philosophy, psychology, socialiogy,human rights, and such concepts or ideas, even when in pure sciences as your major( engineering- medicine etc), you will be forced to take some of these courses that open your mind to ideas that truck drivers never get to explore. So when you get into the VFR Helicopter industry with all of these different way of thinking about life, human behavior, and such, you may find yourself run into a road block with people that just havent explored the anals of human thinking as much as you might have. It can end up 2 ways: Either you just say ok dummy I agree! or you will find yourself frustrated beyond belief and possibly go mad at the the stupidty you are faced with. Either way you will eventually find your path. My advice is that if you intentions are to be a dedicated professional pilot due to the current avearage of education requirement imposed by Transport Canada, best way is to dummy down and forget about univeristy completely. If on the other hand you want to go the military route get the degree and go that route; but realize that when you leave you are still going to be faced with the same problem of dealing with a majority of morons that have grade 10 and a very narrow view of the world. Unfortunatley! These same morons are the ones that use the word or phrase"be Professional" all the time.. Which I still have a great deal of difficulty understanding. Its all good and good luck! P5
  5. Wonder what Brian D's take on 61's and GE engines are? P5
  6. It's really quite unbelievable the ammount of Job's that are avialable for both Pilots and Engineers... What happened...? The economy is still just barely making it...and the global outlook is bleak! So what has changed in the last 18 months and why all of sudden are there so many adverts out for aircrew..? there also seems to be an increased amout of adverts for Pilots on the HRDC jobs website...Havent checked the Northern Miner lately?! Any insight or a clear reason or combination of reasons to help explian this recent change would be appreciated.. P5 :up:
  7. Hold on not officially true! The oficial line is transparency and complete fairness as with most government organizations.. I highly doubt that there will be any form of nepotism or favoritism but then again its the same situation with most federal agencies.. Not what you know or how qualified but who you know...but who you blow! That't life in the official world of window dressing and such.. But hum-diddly it sounds good and is believable if you are a complete moron! P5
  8. Never truer words spoken! The reality is that its an ego driven business... There are those who feel for some reason that they posses some god given right to go about talking crap about people they haven't even met... There was one guy I know who has such a large ego he went out of his way to call my employer to "warn" them....My employer blew it off but was shocked by the underhanded crap that goes on and it ended backfiring and I even got promoted... Despite labour and other laws that are there to protect people from such things some folks believe they have the monopoly on what is good and is bad... and for the most part its based on inuendo and second hand knowledge.. Thank goodness the person in question is not a regular in the industry anymore and has taken work with the federal government. ( oh boy perhaps fitting) Facts are one thing and speculation is another... don't se anything wrong with questioning things to seek clarity and truth.. It is what it is,,,, P5 I
  9. It really quite simple to discover the real meaning behind ( genuine) or offered BONUS. SEND IN A PROBE! and get him/her to report back.on relevant findings.. P5
  10. Jeesh is right! I have another shot of that MEK.thanks .. hmmm hmmmm good! P5
  11. Bonus for engineers! There are a whole lot less of them than pilots! That's for sure! Probably strings attached as well you can bet on it! Most times those strings are about as palatable as swigging a shot of MEK!
  12. HAHAHAHAHA That's because like the Industry one you are firmly in you are trapped FOREVER!!! :shock:
  13. Simple answers to your simple questions. 1. What is the best part of your job? The flying seeing the world! 2. What is the worst part of your job? Dealing with management that has no formal management training that then leads to dishonesty or wilful blindness 3. Any regrets in choosing your career? No! but wish had done IFR earlier than later. 4. If someone you knew was considering getting their commercial license, would you recommend it to them? Not at the moment but with reforms to the industry yes. 5. What advice would you give to a multi-talented, low-time pilot with a couple hundred hours under his/her belt and few years' experience in the industry, potential for a family, and considering pursuing some other career instead of the glorified chopper pilot? Get an IFR and some twin time and get the **** out of the VFR market as fast as you can. 6. Do you consider yourself successful? Why or why not? So far so good. p5
  14. Well I tend to agree if you consider the US contribution to the ICAO budget! having worked directly with ICAO TCB back in the early 90's these definitions are designed with US standards in mind then are miraculously supposed to be considered over the broader spectrum including lesser developed nation states. This is were the French an and such firms like Bureau Veritas tried to seize the regulatory consultancy market! But what do I know ? P5
  15. ShirleyI do GH! Hold on!I have never done Shirley ! Sorry for the thread drift ! Avoid flying low and remember that it's all about managing the inherent risk! Avoid other aviation related Tom foolery as well! Note: the comments above are based solely on fiction and in no way reflect or otherwise imply any association with any real person named "Tom" or "Shirley". P5
  16. 40 ha! But I get the point! Suppose if I had chosen another career path I could afford to buy a perfectly good british land rover and add a set of redneck cheese ball rims and ruin the whole thing and actually feel cool and young again! What dreams may come! 50 is closing in ! On the freedom 85 program for now... Know anything about that grasshopper ?? For now I working to out do Jan E's record of 50 years in aviation !? Cheers p5
  17. Best not to fly low if it can be avoided. Risk management issue me thinks.. Cant believe I qualify to join Whirly Birds... Now if anyone can provide any good advice on how to offset midlife crises now that would be usefull and greatly appreciated. P5
  18. Unfortunately not at the moment... But PM me and Ill see what I can do.. Will say working on the European- International circuit is a whole lot different than working as a pilot in Canada... Not to knock the VFR industry but the standards are let's just say just a tad bit more gentlemanly in all aspects from dealing with CPs and Ops especially . Glad I'm here and made the move... Not to be degrading but dealing with the truck-driver mentality for me is a thing of the past thank god!! Took me 10 years to find my place but glad i did... Non of the same problems have resurfaced.. Great bunch of gents without the same old boring "i disagree with you" therefore bad attitude or profoundly intellectually deficient or dishonest arguments.. P5
  19. Well I am a touring pilot 6 and 6 and can't say I have the same problem... Arrive at Montreal Trudeau... Check bags in with KLM... Ticket agent says good day... I can see that you are a Flying Blue Silver member sir... Today is your lucky day we have 2 spots open is business class and I am going to upgrade you... I say great and thanks.. Once on board the flight takes off on time direct to Amsterdam... After having enjoyed a comfortable 7 hours flight reclined watching movies that are even out on PPV in Canada yet.when I get home . Its off to the Airport Bar for a cold Hieneken while I wait for my connexion into final destination and strike up conversation with all kinds of interesting people from all over the world....Failing that there is also the Flying blue Silver- Gold waiting area..... Upon arrival after another "on time" departure with bags checked straight through arrive at final destination get picked up by company driver who carries all my bags to my room at the 4 star hotel overlooking the a splendid vista and 28oc. :up: Maybe you should look for another touring position. P5
  20. Condolences and best wishes to the effected families and friends. JWSR
  21. You must convince HAC and BCFS and Alberta and a hole bunch of other folks of your theory. No doubt the experience is invaluable. It is and remains a requirement in some provinces/states for forestry work. Can't see this changing in the near or late future except a greater movement by end users to ramp up stricter compliance with training requirements if anything. That is of course if the Insurance industry has anything to do with it! P5
  22. Well Julian I do not agree. Here is why! In 1999 I had what I felt was lots of experience (600 hrs or so) in the mountains. Low and behold while landing in a tight spot in the Torngat Mountains ( east coast) had a hard landing in a Bell 206 and managed to pop a few holes in the skid gear and bent the cross tube.. the isolation mount cut loose and the Trany started rocking all over the place..Felt like the dam thing was gonna come apart. Of course had landed at 6500 feet before in the western side of the foot hills of Alberta before under close to the same met conditions wind direction ect. What i had failed to recognize or calculate into my assessment was that due to the lack of surface friction partly due to the lack of trees the wind did something a little different and was not where it was supposed and allot stronger closer to the landing area than I had expected. Scared the crap out of the client and myself as well.... The bottom line! You cannot learn everything you can about mountain flying by experience and its more prudent to try to learn by studying the mistakes of others...In our business its just not reasonable to assume that going out and experimenting through trial and error is the best or safest way. Even today after 1000's of hours in the mountains, there are still things that surprise me even with the knowledge of a mountain course... So I will disagree with you on your statement... P5
  23. There are some small variances between the CP and Ops exam. Use the study guide and copy and paste the applicable regulation per point in the outline. Then study. Wrote them and passes all in 2009 so should be the same set of exams.. There are 3 of each purdy sure... I would recommend at least a few good days of revising the material.There is no magic formula just study. Multiple guess but like most TC exams RTQ. ( read the question) I believe a 80% is required topass but cant remember. The PRM exam if you have to write it and not an engineer is a bit more work.. tool calibration rules ect.. Good luck p5
  24. Hold on! Whats going on.. ??First CHC and now Cougar? How could this be? considering in accordance with the Asch conformity experiment everything is just grand? Im mystified???
  25. First and foremost Happy New Year All!!! At a first glance it looks to be a good year for pilots looking for work. Just on this website alone there are many companies looking for pilots and engineers. So at the outset it looks like a good year to be looking for a Job. VIH,TNTA, Highland, ect and a bunch that seem new to the market. Have at er!!! I hope everyone has a safe and prosperous new year! :up: p5
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