Diversity

"Just as our new way of doing business is based on how our customers travel, the long-term success of Air Canada depends on increased attention to how we work together."
Calin Rovinescu
President and CEO, Air Canada
 

Im proud to work at AirCanada. I feel that Im part of the team since day one. Each ones differences contribute to the company strength. Everyone has something to offer.
milie Hach
Translation Account
The sky's the limit!
Diversity in our business and our team!

At Air Canada, diversity is greatly valued and essential to the company's success.

For over 75 years, Air Canada's success has been ensured by a wide variety of employees united by the shared desire to be part of a world-class team.

At Air Canada, we aim to create a healthy and rewarding work environment where everyone can excel and realize their full potential in a highly competitive and complex industry.

We recognize the contributions of all employees to our corporate success and the essential role they play in our sustainable initiatives.

We want to inspire, encourage and motivate our employees to feel satisfied and excel in everything they do.

Our employment equity and diversity program includes recruitment, integration, training and job retention actions for everyone.

 

Myths and realities about employment equity

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  1. Myth: Employment equity means that everyone must be treated the same way.
     
    Reality: Employment equity means that everyone must be treated fairly and everyones differences must be taken into account.
     
  2. Myth: Employment equity results in "reverse discrimination."
     
    Reality: Employment equity means that everyone is offered the same employment opportunities, not just a select group.
     
  3. Myth: Employment equity is a matter of quotas.
     
    Reality: The Employment Equity Act expressly prohibits quotas.
     
  4. Myth: Employment equity means that unqualified people must be recruited.
     
    Reality: Employment equity means that everyone who is qualified or who might become qualified is offered the same employment opportunities, not just a select group.
     
  5. Myth: Employment equity threatens the principle of seniority.
     
    Reality: Employment equity and the principle of seniority are both aimed at guaranteeing equal employment opportunities, with no favouritism or discrimination.
     
  6. Myth: Employment equity is equivalent to lowering employment standards.
     
    Reality: The principles of employment equity require that employment standards are reviewed, to ensure that the criteria are realistic and related to the job.
     
  7. Myth: It is too difficult and too costly to adapt the workplace to meet the needs of persons with disabilities.
     
    Reality: It generally costs less than $500 to modify a workstation to meet the needs of a person with disabilities.
     
  8. Myth: Employment equity is only achievable in a prosperous economy.
     
    Reality: Employment equity is the rule for both good and bad economic times.
     
Source: http://www.rhdsc.gc.ca/fr/pt/ot/ntemt/emt/publications/mr/mythes_realites.shtml#mythe1