First Air endorses the Inflight Institute and requires all Flight Attendant applicants to hold a certificate of completion from the Inflight Institute prior to being considered for an interview.
First Air originated as Bradley Air Services in 1946 and is now owned by Makivik Corporation. In 1973 First Air began scheduled passenger flights. In 1986 the first Boeing aircraft was purchased for cargo and passenger flights into the north.
Type of Operation & Aircraft Type
First Air provides scheduled and charter passenger and freight service from their bases in Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Yellowknife, Iqaluit , Canada to points throughout the NWT and NU.
First Air presently operates Boeing 737, Boeing 727, HS748 , ATR-42 aircraft.
- Canadian Citizen or landed immigrant
- Grade 12 or equivalent
- Minimum age 18
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Solid leadership skills
- Customer service experience
- English / French / Inuktitut bilingualism a definite asset
- Physically fit (some lifting required), Excellent Health
- Well groomed
- Flexible / punctual / reliable
- Ability to obtain and retain an Airport Restricted Area Pass in accordance with the Airport Restricted Area Access Clearance Program
- Passport required
- Certificate of completion from the Inflight Institute.com
Recommended Inflight Institute Training Courses
1) CT301 CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (Multiple Flight Attendants Onboard)
2) SP701 Aviation Medicine / First Aid (Optional)
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The above required program(s) are delivered through the Inflight Institute.com 's online training system.
Many airlines use the Inflight Institute for all their hiring of Flight Attendants.
The use of the Inflight Institute holds many benefits, not only for the airline , but for those who are considering a career as a Flight Attendant.
By requiring all applicants to gain a certificate of completion, everyone can be assured that the candidate is right for the job and holds a minimum level of knowledge that the airline requires.
How Does it Work?
When First Air plans a Flight Attendant ground school (hiring) they will contact the Inflight Institute to review a list of candidates that have completed the program. Based on this review First Air may select individuals for an interview.
From the interviewed candidates, First Air will invite successful applicants to initial ground school training.
Note: Successful completion of the Inflight Institute does *NOT* guarantee an interview or a position in ground school. However, only successful graduates from the Inflight Institute will be considered.