Air Canada Awards

November 2017

  • Air Canada was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the fifth consecutive year in Mediacorp Canada Inc's annual national employer survey for 2018.
  • Air Canada was ranked the Best Long Haul Airline in the Americas for 2018 by, a respected airline safety and product reviewing website. Air Canada also received their top seven-star rating for both safety and product. The rating is based on a thorough evaluation of criteria that are priorities for Air Canada, including safety, fleet, onboard service and products, environmental stewardship, innovation and profitability.

July 2017

  • Air Canada was named winner in Airline Strategy Awards Finance Category by the established air transport industry news and analysis provider Flight Airline Business.  Air Canada’s financial rejuvenation de-risked the company by lowering costs, strengthening the balance sheet and restoring the airline’s pension plan, turning a solvency deficit into a $1.9 billion surplus - all of which have been reflected in recent 10-year-highs for Air Canada shares.

June 2017

  • Air Canada was named one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America for Second Consecutive Year by Achievers, an employee social recognition company. The top 50 companies were selected for their work in setting the benchmark for standards in employee engagement, including: communication, leadership, culture, rewards and recognition, professional and personal growth, accountability and performance, vision and values, and corporate social responsibility.
  • Air Canada awarded 2017 Baxter Travel Media Agents' Choice Awards for Best Airline Traditional Service and Best Airline Executive Service for the 8th year in a row, securing the top number of votes by Travel Agencies in all regions polled (Ontario, Quebec, Western Canada and Atlantic Canada). 
  • Air Canada was named Best Airline in North America by the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards presented during the International Paris Air Show, marking the sixth time in eight years Air Canada has been recognized as the continent’s number one carrier. The Skytrax World Airline Awards is the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey in the industry, voted on by more than 19 million travellers from over 105 countries around the world, and is the benchmark or the highest bar when it comes to airline excellence.

May 2017

  • Air Canada receives FIM Airline of Choice award from the International Federation of Musicians. The International Federation of Musicians (FIM) representing professional musicians and their trade unions in more than 60 countries, awarded the newly created FIM Airline of Choice award to Air Canada for designing and implementing a musician and instrument friendly policy offering discounts for a second seat to accommodate an instrument when necessary, and giving priority boarding to musicians and their instruments.
  • Air Canada has been named the second most attractive company brand to work for in Canada according to the Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR) independent survey.  REBR conducts an annual impartial survey of Canadians to determine which brands they would most like to work for.

April 2017

  • Air Canada Cargo received the Air Cargo Excellence Gold Award in the “up to 999,999 tonnes” air carrier category by Air Cargo World Magazine who conducts the annual Air Cargo Excellence Survey ranking airlines and airports based on several performance factors including customer service, value and performance during the previous 12 months. This is the third ACE award for Air Canada Cargo.
  • Air Canada was named one of Montreal's Top Employers for the fourth consecutive year in a row in MediaCorp Canada Inc's annual employer survey. Air Canada was recognized for exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.
  • Air Canada was named a Top Employer for Canadians Over 40 in a Mediacorp Canada Inc's latest review of Canada's Top 100 Employers

March 2017

  • Air Canada was named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2017. Air Canada was recognized for its success in such areas as promoting women, including in non-traditional roles by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

January 2017

  • The Finance Sustainability Initiative (FSI) awarded Air Canada's Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) "Best CSR Report" in the Canadian Transportation category.