Nova Scotia-based Jazz Aviation LP (owned by Chorus Aviation) has been named by the Globe and Mail newspaper as one of Canada’s 100 top employers of young people in 2020. With over 4600 employees, Jazz was recognized for, among other things, its program of mentoring young people with established employees who are leaders in their own right. The company was also recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers (2020) and Nova Scotia’s Top Employers (2020). It was also Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2019.
Some of the justifications cited for the naming of Jazz to these lists include the Jazz After Hours Club, a social committee that organizes many recreational activities outside of working hours. Jazz also offers numerous training activities, including tuition subsidies up to $3,000, to encourage continual learning. Jazz employees are also allowed to apply for a paid day off to volunteer at an organization of their choosing.
On the subject of diversity, Jazz dedicates a webpage to the recruitment of Indigenous Canadians in addition to a program that reaches into Indigenous communities. Jazz also offers a scholarship targeting Indigenous female pilots. Jazz also organized, in 2019, a diversity conference entitled Creating Inclusive Skies that brought together numerous industry players, including competitors, to discuss enhancing opportunities for not only indigenous Canadians, but women, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBT community.