Flight Attendants are responsible for the safe and efficient movement of passengers; be it a regional aircraft operating from Toronto to Ottawa or a jetliner travelling across the ocean.
Flight Attendants perform duties in accordance with established policies and procedures while giving primary consideration to personal safety, and the safety of co-workers and passengers.
Flight Attendants are the airline’s front-line representatives in the cabin. As such, they provide a welcoming environment to customers and provide service excellence.
Being a Flight Attendant can be a great way to see the world. However, be prepared for an irregular work schedule; including working holidays and overnights.
How to Learn
Airlines provide flight attendant training to meet their own requirements and in line with Transport Canada specifications.
Applicants should have a high school diploma, and work experience in the customer service industry. Being bilingual (English and French) is also an asset.
Typically, Flight Attendant applicants have to be at least 18 years of age, and have a valid Canadian passport, or Permanent Resident status. Airlines conduct an interview process including medical and criminal background checks. Training is provided by the carrier. Air Canada has a seven-week training course (held in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver). WestJet offers a five-week training course for its flight attendants. Jazz Aviation also provides information about becoming a flight attendant.
To find out what other airlines are offering in terms of Flight Attendant positions, please look at their respective websites. There may be a position open for you! Mainline, regional and charter airlines require flight attendants, and many are hiring!
With air travel increasing world-wide, opportunities for flight attendants are greater than ever!
The average salary for a Canadian Flight Attendant is approximately $30,000. This is based on a salary range of $20,000 to $50,000 a year.