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IFS Training Specialist - Toronto -

Location: TORONTO, ON, Canada
Posting Start Date: Sep 10, 2018
Posting End Date: Sep 24, 2018


Job Description


Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.


Air Canada, which was voted the number one airline in North America five years in a row, is looking for dynamic, motivated, and proactive instructors and facilitators to join its Cabin Crew Training Team. The Cabin Crew Training Specialist possesses organizational, communication, and analytical skills to assist our 6000-strong cabin crew in maintaining and exceeding our 4-star Skytrax service ranking as well as our outstanding safety reputation. To achieve this, the Cabin Crew Training Specialist will train, coach, and assess cabin crew and develop them into full service and safety professionals.

  • Conduct and facilitate classroom and simulator training related to Customer Service, Commercial, Safety, Regulatory and Service as required.
  • Complete all pre and post training administration.
  • Provide coaching inside and outside the classroom (on-board; crew support centers; at gate, etc.) when required.
  • Assess, evaluate, and rate trainee performance. Provide timely feedback and/or coaching dependent on the training and performance objectives set.
  • Work and co-lead special projects mandated by the branch or other operational teams (introduction of new aircraft; IFE systems; eLearning; training design).
  • Work closely with Training Design and In-Flight Service bases to provide support and assistance whenever needed.
  • Gather and solicit operational and training performance information in the areas of administration of procedures, design and development of programs, and participant performance.
  • Assist in the design and development of major training programs, when required.
  • Review, evaluate, and modify proposed and existing programs. Provide ongoing feedback to existing programs.
  • Supports and/or participates in internal and external audits (Safety & Quality Assurance) when required.
  • Participate in all the Train the Trainers sessions on Safety, Service, and Instructional related items as they pertain to training.
  • Participate and coordinate recruitment activities in collaboration with Human Resources when required.
  • Work with colleagues and manager to achieve and surpass branch and operational objectives.


  • Possess sound knowledge in training development and adult learning principles.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Successfully complete flight attendant initial training and maintain flight attendant qualifications throughout instructor career.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and possess a continuous improvement philosophy in all areas of training.
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback from frontline, peers, and managers as well as provide it.
  • Excellent facilitation and instructing skills.
  • High regard for health and safety.
  • Strong interpersonal effectiveness skills with solid leadership qualities and conflict resolution acumen.
  • Ability to work in teams and high confidence self-correcting oneself and others.
  • Possess “forward thinking” ability.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to customer service.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and able to seek out help when needed.
  • Highly flexible and adaptable and still able to meet deadlines, work under pressure, and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Willing to travel and work flexible and extended hours.
  • Previous experience in in-flight, training, and customer services, a definite asset.
  • Bachelor of Education or other related discipline or equivalent professional experience, a definite asset.



Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. 

At Air Canada, we want to fly higher when it comes to employment equity. We, therefore, encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.