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If you live in Canada and enjoy traveling and working with people, becoming a flight attendant for Air Canada is a great career choice. With the opportunity to travel and earn competitive pay and benefits, it’s an ideal choice for some individuals. Below, you’ll learn how to become a flight attendant for Air Canada.
Make sure you have the right educational background. In order to become a flight attendant, you will need a high school diploma or GED. That is the bare minimum. If you have a college degree, you will have a better chance of getting a job. You must be 18 years or older and preference is given to individuals who can speak fluent English and French. In addition. Air Canada requires the completion of a 10-week training course and prefers self-confident and safety-conscious candidates with demonstrated business and marketing skills. For additional requirements, please see "Additional Resources" for link.
Demonstrate that you're the perfect candidate. Aside from having the correct education and skills, you must find ways to increase your shot at getting hired. One sure way is to demonstrate your previous experience and transferable skills. If you have worked in the customer service industry and have a knack for selling products, that can help you. Create a powerful resume that highlights your marketable skills and includes your education, work experience and other qualifications that will help you get the job.
Forward your resume to human resources for Air Canada. If you should happen to know someone who works for Air Canada, let them know that you’ll be forwarding a resume. Include a cover letter, describing your goals for working with the company and what you hope to achieve. The address for Air Canada headquarters is 5100 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West Montreal Quebec H4A 3T2 Canada
Participate in the training program. If you’re selected to work for Air Canada, you must participate in a seven-week paid training program. The program covers topics such as emergency situations, government rules and regulations and important information needed to perform the job of a flight attendant for Air Canada correctly. You can find out more information about what you'll earn at Air Canada. See "Additional Resources" for link.
Make sure you meet other requirements as well. Often times, a flight attendant’s job can be stressful and frustrating. You must be willing to work under pressure and maintain calm. You must also be willing to relocate and submit to a criminal background check in order to receive the job. If you are willing to meet those requirements, a flight attendant job with Air Canada might be a perfect career for you.
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