May 29, 2018

COPA and ACPA Unveil 2018 Aviation Career and Scholarship Guide





Today, the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) and the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) unveiled the 2018 Aviation Career and Scholarship Guide, a one-stop resource aimed at promoting and facilitating new entries into the Canadian aviation industry. The Guide includes a directory of financial resources available to help fund the training necessary for those interested in entering the industry, as well as a variety of career education articles and other insights.

Over the next few weeks, the Guide will be distributed to high schools, colleges and universities across Canada as well as flight schools, flying clubs, and other aviation-related organizations. Extra copies of the Guide are available upon request.

“As the voice for General Aviation, COPA has been a key player in helping to shape the future of Canadian aviation at every level,” said Bernard Gervais, President and CEO. “Through this Guide, we are connecting future industry members with the resources they need to jumpstart their career. We all have a role to play in Canada’s robust aviation industry, and it starts here with enabling the next generation of Canadian pilots.”

“We at the Air Canada Pilots Association are pleased to work with COPA to provide aspiring pilots with a roadmap to help launch their careers,” said Captain Matt Hogan, MEC Chair. “It is a great time to be a pilot and our Association is proud to be a leader in advancing the profession at home and abroad.”

About COPA:

COPA is the national voice for General Aviation pilots and aircraft owners in Canada. With over 16,000 members in every province and territory, COPA is Canada’s largest aviation association. Through the mission of advancing, promoting, and preserving the Canadian freedom to fly, COPA is at the forefront on issues that affect pilots, aircraft and airports in communities across Canada and is an active partner with all levels of government in ensuring a bright future for General Aviation. For more information, visit

About ACPA:

The Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) represents more than 3,700 airline pilots who fly millions of passengers across Canada and around the world on Air Canada and Air Canada rouge. For more information, visit

The Air Canada Pilots Association is a proud member of the Safer Skies Coalition of 9,000 pilots in Canada who are advocating for stronger fatigue rules for greater safety. For more information, visit

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