Travel Advisories


“My favourite thing about working at Pacific Coastal is being able to work with such amazing people day in and day out. All across our network, I feel I have the greatest colleagues in the world. Perhaps tied with this, is the opportunity to work all around our beautiful province.”   
– Rob, Saab Captain

“Pacific Coastal Airlines is like a big family. I really enjoy getting to know different people from each base and department.”
Chad, Beechcraft 1900 Captain

“Although work is work, and nowhere is perfect, I can say in all honesty that after 35 years in the industry, this is the best company I have worked for.”
– Doug, Beechcraft 1900 Captain

“I love how Pacific Coastal is a well-established, professional airline that still maintains a close-knit vibe where I feel like a name and not a number. I enjoy the mix of flying into busy international airports like Vancouver and flying VFR into smaller uncontrolled airports in B.C.”
– Brett, Beechcraft 1900 Captain

Why Pacific Coastal Airlines?

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. However, pilots must have a valid Transport Canada ATPL or CPL to work as a Canadian Pilot, as well as a valid work permit.

Pacific Coastal Airlines offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package that includes, health and dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, Optional Critical Illness Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance as well as and RRSP matching program. Other benefits include unlimited standby and allotted buddy passes within the Pacific Coastal Airlines network, flight privileges on other airlines, hotel discounts and more!

Our bases are located in Vancouver (YVR), Calgary (YYC), Nanaimo (YCD) and Victoria (YYJ). We offer no-cost commuting policy for pilots living anywhere within the 24 destinations that Pacific Coastal Airlines operates.

Our First Officers require a minimum of 500 Total Time, and it is highly recommended to have some IFR experience

Captains always have opportunities to become training Captains at Pacific Coastal, be it a Line Training Captain, Ground School Training Captain, or SIM training Captain. All our training is done in house, and is considered some of the best training in the industry.

No, at Pasco, we take a different approach. Once a pilot completes line indoctrination, they are scheduled for both line flying and reserve duties as part of our socialized preference system. This means new pilots don’t have to wait for seniority to bid for line flying, allowing for quicker flight time accumulation and more predictable scheduling.

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