careers

The North is one of the last places in Canada where you can experience true wilderness, fly over vast and beautiful landscapes and terrain, and meet people who will last in your memory for life. North-Wright Airways offers a rewarding and busy work environment where your skills are honed as a pilot or aircraft maintenance engineer.

Apply with North-Wright Airways and work with our team of excellent pilots, engineers, and administration staff and experience a workplace that is so remote, so wild, and so memorable! 

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Pilots

At North-Wright Airways, the incredibly diverse fleet means that you can specialize your career path to reflect what you would like to experience!

If you are a pilot who is all about adventure and unique flying experiences, you have an ability to take the bush flying stream and fly around on tundra tires, floats and skis, everywhere from the majestic Mackenzie Mountains to the Arctic Coast. Or, if you’d like to still have a unique flying experience but you’d rather choose the commuter style flying, you will be busy flying airport to airport on our Beechcraft 1900’s.

At North-Wright Airways, you can compliment both of these streams with single engine piston or turbine flying with our Caravan’s or Cessna 206’s or 207’s. Our diverse fleet will make you a diverse pilot with loads of experience!

Apprentices

Imagine a workplace where you have endless learning opportunities on a diverse fleet of aircraft and where you can hone your skills as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Apprentice alongside an awesome crew of AME’s.

At North-Wright Airways, graduates from AME programs come work to gain valuable experience and knowledge on pistons and turbines as they work towards their M1 license. The maintenance team environment is energizing, knowledgeable and highly professional.

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Pilots

At North-Wright Airways, the incredibly diverse fleet means that you can specialize your career path to reflect what you would like to experience!

If you are a pilot who is all about adventure and unique flying experiences, you have an ability to take the bush flying stream and fly around on tundra tires, floats and skis, everywhere from the majestic Mackenzie Mountains to the Arctic Coast. Or, if you’d like to still have a unique flying experience but you’d rather choose the commuter style flying, you will be busy flying airport to airport on our Beechcraft 1900’s.

At North-Wright Airways, you can compliment both of these streams with single engine piston or turbine flying with our Caravan’s or Cessna 206’s or 207’s. Our diverse fleet will make you a diverse pilot with loads of experience!

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Apprentices

Imagine a workplace where you have endless learning opportunities on a diverse fleet of aircraft and where you can hone your skills as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Apprentice alongside an awesome crew of AME’s.

At North-Wright Airways, graduates from AME programs come work to gain valuable experience and knowledge on pistons and turbines as they work towards their M1 license. The maintenance team environment is energizing, knowledgeable and highly professional.

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Current Career Opportunities

The North is one of the last places in Canada where you can experience true wilderness. We are located in Norman Wells, 145 km (90 miles) South of the Arctic Circle in the heart of the Sahtu Region. North-Wright Airways is the Sahtu Region’s premier air service. Join North-Wright, fly, and live in some of Canada’s most beautiful landscapes while making great connections that last a lifetime!

  • Ramp Agent
  • Customer Service Agent (Deline)
  • Stores Clerk (Parts Person)
  • Beechcraft 1900D, Captain (Rotational)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Rotational)
  • Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) 

Ramp Agent

North-Wright Airways is looking for a full-time Ramp Agent to support our operations in Yellowknife, NT!

Job Summary:

You'll be responsible for critical tasks such as safe baggage handling, aircraft marshalling, and delivering exceptional customer service. In addition to these core duties, you'll also contribute significantly by making vital deliveries and pick-ups for local businesses, maintaining the cleanliness of our facilities and aircraft, and assisting with passenger and cargo check-ins. This multifaceted role is ideal for individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment and are eager to be part of a dedicated team that not only keeps our flights running smoothly but also actively contributes to various duties of our ground operations, enhancing the overall efficiency of North Wright Airways.

Location: Yellowknife, NT

Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirement of High School Diploma or GED.

  • +1-3 years previous experience in a ramp agent, customer service, or general labourer position.

  • Proven safety record and excellent problem-solving skills.

  • WHMIS 2015 & Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate, are an asset.

Benefits:

  • Extensive Employee Health, Dental, Insurance Benefits.

  • $900 Monthly housing allowance.

  • Canadian North interline discount.

  • Discounts on Canada Goose Parka/Bomber Jackets & select work wear.

  • Career development opportunities.                

Wage: $22.00/hr (starting wage)

As a diverse and inclusive employer, we encourage all qualified and interested candidates to submit their resume. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to submit a Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Test.

Customer Service Agent (Deline)

North-Wright Airways is looking for a full-time Customer Service Agent to support our operations in Deline! This position provides prompt customer service for clients who are travelling throughout the Sahtu or who are sending or receiving cargo and mail.

Location: Deline, NT

Duties:

  • Manifesting passengers prior to boarding through the computer system.
  • Shipping and receiving cargo, including on scheduled and charted flight services.
  • Maintaining incoming and outgoing documents to meet regulatory and company requirements.
  • Assisting the pilots in loading, unloading, sorting, and routing cargo and baggage while updating the computer tracking system as necessary.
  • Processing payment transactions for any tickets or freight processed over the counter.
  • Delivering and picking up mail or any other times that need transport in accordance with Canada Post contractual requirements and operational demands.
  • Updating daily traffic/loads and ensuring all cargo or bookings are completed in a timely manner and prior to travel.
  • Submitting an accurate daily sales report to the accounting department.
  • Completing a comprehensive document check to ensure that passengers are manifested correctly, and freight (including excess baggage information) is correctly weighted, documented, and tagged.
  • General administrative duties (i.e. answering phone call, email correspondence, filing, coordination between staff and clients, handling customer complaints and inquiries, etc.).

Offering a competitive compensation package.

Benefits:

  • Employee Health, Dental, and Insurance Benefits.
  • 50 lbs per month freight allowance on North-Wright.
  • Flight benefits with North-Wright Airways & Canadian North.
  • Discounts on Canada Goose Parka/Bomber Jackets & select work wear.

As a diverse and inclusive employer, we encourage all qualified and interested candidates to submit their resume. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to submit a Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Test.

Stores Clerk (Parts Person)

North-Wright Airways is looking for full-time, permanent Stores Clerk (Parts Person)!

Job Summary:

The Stores Clerk supports the company as a whole by ensuring it has the necessary tools, parts, and materials to operate efficiently and effectively. This position is responsible for monitoring, tracking, and replenishing inventory levels, as well as, shipping/receiving duties, stores organization, and processing shipments of dangerous goods when required. 

Qualifications:

  • Experience and background in inventory management, general parts, tools, and or warehousing is preferred.
  • Minimum requirement of High School Diploma or GED.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Programs, Google, and Adobe applications.
  • WHMIS 2015 Certification & Transportation of Dangerous Goods.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.

Benefits:

  • Housing allowance of $900 a month is provided
  • Extensive employee health, dental, and insurance benefits
  • Monthly freight allowance
  • Canadian North interline discount
  • Discounts on Canada Goose parka/bomber jackets
  • Career development opportunities                         

As a diverse and inclusive employer, we encourage all qualified and interested candidates to submit their resume. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to submit a Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Test.

Beechcraft 1900D, Captain (Rotational)

North-Wright Airways is looking for a Rotational Beechcraft 1900 Captain, to assist our operations in Norman Wells, NT!

Location: Norman Wells, NT

Job Summary: The Beechcraft 1900D, Captain supports the day-to-day flight operations in a manner that meets and exceeds customer service expectations. This position is responsible for the safe, efficient, and timely operations of the aircraft and first officer in accordance with all applicable regulations, customer requirements, and company expectations.

Qualifications:

  • Valid Canadian Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)
  • Total Time: 2500 hrs
  • Multi-Crew: 1000hrs
  • Fixed Wing, Multi-Engine: 1000 hrs
  • Valid Transport Canada Group 1 Instrument Rating
  • Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • Valid passport and any required visas or travel documents.
  • Northern flying and gravel experience is considered an asset. Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Benefits:

  • Extensive Employee Health, Dental, and Insurance Benefits Company-provided accommodations (rent-free!)
  • Monthly freight allowance
  • Canadian North interline discount
  • Discounts on Canada Good Parka/Bomber Jackets
  • Career development opportunities
  • Vehicle & fuel provided

Schedule: 3 weeks on/ 3 weeks off 

Compensation: $7,500 per month salary

As a diverse and inclusive employer, we encourage all qualified and interested candidates to submit their resume. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to submit a Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Test.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AME)

North-Wright Airways is looking for full-time, permanent Aircraft Maintenance Engineers!

Qualifications:

  • Proven safety record and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Must possess Transport Canada M1 Licence.
  • Must be legally able to work in Canada.
  • Able to work flexible hours.
  • Experience with aircraft type, BE02, DHC6, C206, C207, and C208 (an asset).

Benefits:

  • Extensive Employee Health, Dental, and Insurance Benefits
  • Company-provided accommodations (rent free!)
  • Monthly freight allowance
  • Canadian North interline discount
  • Discounts on Canada Good Parka/Bomber Jackets
  • Rotational shifts for fully licensed engineers:
    • Three weeks on, three weeks off
    • Four weeks on, four weeks off
    • Six weeks on, three weeks off

Compensation: $35/hr - $55/hr (commensurate with experience)

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The successful candidate must submit a Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Test.

Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) 

North-Wright Airways is looking for full-time Apprenticing Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

Qualifications: 

  • Mechanical aptitude and experience with power & hand tools. 
  • The ability to work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment. 
  • Proven safety record and excellent problem-solving skills. 
  • Desire to learn new skills and is self-motivated. 
  • Aspiring to achieve a Transport Canada M1 Licence. 
  • Graduated from Transport Canada accredited Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Program. 
  • Must be legally able to work in Canada. 

Benefits: 

  • Extensive Employee Health, Dental, and Insurance Benefits. 
  • Crew housing (rent free!). 
  • Monthly freight allowance. 
  • Canadian North interline discount. 
  • Discounts on Canada Goose Parka/Bomber Jackets & select work wear. 
  • Annual boot & tool allowance (permanent positions). 
  • Career development & training opportunities. 

Compensation: $22.50/hr - $30/hr (commensurate with experience) 

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to submit a Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Test.

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As a diverse and inclusive employer, we encourage all qualified and interested candidates to submit their resume.