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  1. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/helicopter-operators-economic-hit-pandemic-slow-tourism-fire-season-1.5767843?fbclid=IwAR25lrhqA4dKxRHExney4Qo3yk-Ui3pnKr6rQ75ZLkYocRSaFVfs14_RaEg
  2. That particular beach is within the Pacific Rim National Park
  3. Has anyone heard what measures Alberta/BC forestry are taking or how they are planning on dealing with this season differently considering everything going on?
  4. www.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dzf67PSdpwMU&token=AQAAI0b3XFs1BY438grDhy8259FuIhceEBXkjgR3X9OULjsfZtFj&app_name=desktop2x&user_id=14063714
  5. That depends on the company. Some may keep dangling that carrot but have no intent on getting you flying. Or can only offer you maintenance and ferry flights, which will take many, many years to build any valuable time that way. Took me almost 5 years of ground crew work before getting a seat. Your best bet is tourism or one of the news helicopters. Instructing isn't really a time building opportunity up here, unlike the States. Vast majority of instructors up here have thousands of hours and many years of operational flying under their belts before moving into instructing.
  6. Heard of more than one company that had aircraft parked because they couldn't fill seats this season out West.
  7. Considering getting out and into a trade myself.
  8. This forum is mostly Canadians. With 700 hours you should be able to find something. I know several people who had less than 1000 hours this Spring that got hired at various companies.
  9. http://www.bladeslapper.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13608&p=80070#p80070
  10. http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/cadors-screaq/rd.aspx?cno%3d%26dtef%3d2017-09-27%26dtet%3d2017-10-04%26otp%3d-1%26ftop%3d%3e%3d%26ftno%3d0%26ijop%3d%3e%3d%26ijno%3d0%26olc%3d%26prv%3d-1%26rgn%3d-1%26tsbno%3d%26tsbi%3d-1%26arno%3d%26ocatno%3d%26ocatop%3d1%26oevtno%3d%26oevtop%3d1%26evtacoc%3d3%26fltno%3d%26fltr%3d-1%26cars%3d-1%26acat%3d2%26nar%3d%26aiddl%3d-1%26aidxt%3d%26optdl%3d-1%26optcomt%3d%26optseq%3d%26optxt%3d%26opdlxt%3dResults%2bwill%2bappear%2bin%2bthis%2blist%26mkdl%3d-1%26mkxt%3d%26mdldl%3d-1%26mdlxt%3d%26cmkdl%3dC%26cmkxt%3d%26rt%3dQR%26hypl%3dy%26cnum%3d2017P1941
  11. So you admit you hire TFW's? Maybe you can't get 3 years out of Canadian pilots because you are not paying a fair wage and only TFW's that come here to gain experience think what you're paying them is acceptable. You are part of the problem. Stop hiring foreigners and pay a fair wage.. The Canadians will follow and stay!
  12. Pretty sure their use of force guidelines wouldn't allow them to shoot at a "fleeing felon".
  13. Tourism is basically the only option these days. Two major ones in Alberta that hire low time for ground crew and at least one of them will move them up to flying positions.
  14. Guardian Protective also does flight suits out of Calgary. http://www.guardianprotective.com/ProductDetail.aspx?id=8&ind=all
  15. Pretty sure it's LR Helicopters that runs the operations in Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton.
  16. Found this posted on HeliOps Facebook page. RIP Bob "It is with much sorrow and sadness that I am posting today to advise that Bob Kellie died peacefully at home on Monday, January 18, 2016 due to cancer. Bob lived his life on his own terms and felt fortunate to be able to fulfill his passion of flying as a commercial helicopter pilot. He loved to give back to the aviation industry and took advantage of his spare time to encourage and teach students who also shared that passion. “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies....It doesn’t matter what you do, so long as you chang
  17. Anyone have any info on this company? Have seen jobs advertised on JobBank, but don't know anything about them.
  18. Jason Kenney apparently introducing new rules for the TFW program. Which will include paying those TFW's more than Canadians. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/jason-kenney-set-to-introduce-new-temporary-foreign-worker-rules-1.2644440
  19. I did the same quite some time ago and got this lengthy reply: On behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, I am responding to your email, which the office of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, the Honourable Chris Alexander, forwarded to him on February 5, 2014. You wrote concerning the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and foreign helicopter pilots. I regret the delay in replying. The TFWP is legislated through the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations and is jointly adminis
  20. I don't think he posts here, but found this in the AvCanada forums: I got a response today from ESDC. I had asked for all LMO applications received by ESDC for pilots in the course of 2013. Because they received my request on Oct 25, 2013, the applications received after that date in 2013 will not appear here. In short, several Canadian helicopter companies imported foreign helicopter pilots in Canada during the course of 2013. Canadian Helicopters Limited Construction Helicopters Inc. (a US company which needed pilots for work in Newfoundland) Niagara Helicopters Ltd Prism Helicopters Lt
  21. Hoping for a copy of an L3 manual in PDF. Thanks!
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