Graduate and Undergraduate
Hire Program

**2009 Graduate & Undergraduate Hire Program Update**

Due to the global recession that has impacted our economy and in particular the airline industry, we regret to inform that the Graduate and Undergraduate Hire Program has been cancelled for 2009.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in the program and apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused.  We encourage all interested persons to continue visiting our website for program updates and other career opportunities.

The Air Canada Recruitment Team


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What is the Graduate and Undergraduate Hire Program?

The Air Canada Graduate and Undergraduate Hire Program is an 18 month professional development initiative. The program offers the unique opportunity to gain a “grass roots” understanding of our business. For the first 6 months of the program, participants work in the day-to-day operations at Air Canada. This means working at the airport, in our call centre, or with our in-flight group. The knowledge and understanding gained through this invaluable experience can then be transferred to the corporate world of Air Canada. The final 12 months of the program will allow just that. Participants will undertake a corporate role and may work on a number of different projects. They will also be paired with one of our Executives or Senior Directors to gain exposure and a global understanding of our business – they will learn what it takes to become a future leader at Air Canada. At the end of the 18 month program, it is up to each participant to find their “niche” in one of our many departments in order to pave their way to a challenging future.

Who is eligible for the program?

Air Canada seeks recent graduates and undergraduates. Specifically, candidates should have an MBA or Bachelors degree in the fields of Finance, Marketing/Sales, Human Resources/Industrial Relations, Information Technology, Operational Research, engineering (mechanical, electrical, aeronautical or industrial) or other related fields. The ideal candidates will have experience working in a leadership role, demonstrated leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and a keen interest in customer service.
If you have a passion for the airline industry, thrive on change, have strong communication and leadership skills, and are customer focused and results driven, than this program may be for you!

Where are the positions?

Positions for the program are available in Montreal and Toronto.

When does the next Program commence?

At this time, the Graduate and Undergraduate Hire Program is on hold until further notice.  Please continue to visit this website for updates on future programs. 

How do I apply?

Even though the Graduate and Undergraduate Hire Program is currently on hold, we encourage you to build your online profile.  Please do this by clicking on “submit your resume” and following the instructions.  You will be able to select what areas of employment you are interested in and can instruct our system to inform you of positions matching your criteria.  If you have selected this option, the system will inform you when we start the recruitment activities for the next program. 

If you have any questions, please email

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