First Officers & Direct Entry Captains – PAL Airlines


Website PAL Airlines

As one of the largest airlines in Atlantic Canada, PAL Airlines offers unique opportunities to fly in an array of locations from the most remote settings to the biggest cities in the country.

Chart your course!. PAL Airlines is looking for First Officers and Direct Entry Captains (DEC) with a passion for safety and customer service to join our award-winning team.

About PAL Airlines

27 destinations in Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario
Charter destinations all over Canada and Eastern North America
Fleet of Dash 8-100, Dash 8-300, Dash 8-Q400
Three (3) crew base locations: St. John’s, Halifax, and Montreal

Great benefits

At PAL Airlines, we know that compensation isn’t the only factor in choosing a company. That’s why we’re proud to offer a competitive package.

What PAL Airlines offers:

Competitive pay
Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
Defined Contribution Pension Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Personal travel privileges with PAL and interline agreements with multiple airlines
Industry discounts (hotels, rental cars, etc.)

Our pilots also receive:

Per diems for your days worked
12 guaranteed days off a month
78 credit minimum monthly guarantee with overtime over 90 credits
2-5 weeks of vacation annually based on seniority
An additional 11 Holiday Block vacation days per year
Annual shoe allowance
Headset allowance
Jump seat agreements


Valid Transport Canada Commercial Pilots License
Valid Transport Canada Group 1 Instrument Rating
Valid Transport Canada Multi Engine rating
Valid Transport Canada Class 1 Medical
Must have one of the following: valid ATPL; SAMRA & SARON; or IATRA written and passed in the past two years
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Restricted Area Identity Card (RAIC)
Must hold a current passport at time of hire
Must be able to travel without restrictions to the United States
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Must have completed a high school diploma
Must meet Transport Canada English proficiency standard
Hiring minimums for Direct Entry Captain is an ATPL

Preference will be given to candidates with qualifications beyond the basic requirements:

Applicants who possess a Canadian ATPL
Applicants with two crew multi-engine turbine experience

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

You will be able to check your qualifications and preferences during the application process.

PAL Airlines is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that celebrates and encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion whereby individuals are recognized, supported, and respected. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you.