International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Young Aviation Professionals Programme 2016 in Montréal, Canada (CAD $4 000/Month)

Application Deadline: 8 October 2015

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI), is offering opportunities for the development of career aviation professionals through a Young Aviation Professionals Programme.

Currently there are opportunities for three Young Aviation Professional Officer positions in the technical, air transport economics, and air transport economic regulation fields, all located in Montréal, Canada.

The collaborative Young Aviation Professionals Programme, led by ICAO, is open to candidates worldwide and provides exciting career development opportunities in the Montréal civil aviation hub.
The programme aims to attract young talented professionals who have advanced university qualifications, supplemented with a minimum of two years’ professional working experience in aviation-related regulatory activities and/or in the aviation industry. During the selection process, due  consideration is also given to gender and geographic diversity.
Selection criteria
• Level of educations:
a) Master’s degree (or equivalent, to be demonstrated by the applicant); or
b) Bachelor degree, supplemented with a Commercial Pilot License or an Air Traffic Control License.
• Experience:
Minimum of two years’ professional working experience in aviation-related regulatory activities and/or in the aviation industry.
• Language skills:
Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English. Working knowledge of a second language commonly used in international organizations (French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian or Arabic) would be an asset; and
• Age criteria:
Aged 32 years or less on the closing date of this announcement.
• Commitment to continuous learning: The willingness and ability to engage in self-development, keep up-to-date with new developments, help others to learn and learn from others.
• Planning and Organizing: Ability to set clear goals, prioritize, anticipate problems or risks, and have effective time management skills.
• Communication: Ability to write in a clear, concise and accurate manner. Ability to communicate verbally and with diplomacy.
• Client Orientation: Ability to see from the clients’ perspective, anticipate client needs and concerns; find appropriate solutions for clients, and keep clients informed.
• Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively with others and maintain harmonious working relationships in a multicultural environment.
• Technological awareness: Ability to use contemporary software such as MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), SharePoint, or equivalent and demonstrate a willingness to learn and use new technology.
Living Costs:
All living costs and expenses will be borne by the Young Aviation Professional Officer.
• Financial Support:
A fixed amount of CAD $4 000 per month will be provided to each selected Young Aviation Professional Officer to assist with living costs.
• Annual leave will be provided at the rate of one and a half days per month.
• Sick leave will be provided at the rate of one day per month.
• Medical insurance will be provided at the single rate for prescription/medical/dental coverage within Canada.
The selected candidates will be required to pay the employee portion of the premium, which is estimated to be approximately CAD $ 117.65 per month.
• Occupational accident insurance will be provided (at no cost to the selected candidates).
• Non-occupational accident insurance will be available to the selected candidates, at their own cost.
• Travel:
Where required, travel costs to and from Montreal at the beginning and at the end of the Programme will be provided at the lowest available applicable fare. The cost for one excess baggage (i.e. baggage in excess of the weight or volume carried without charge by transportation companies) will be covered up to a maximum of 25 kilograms.
• Visa:
ICAO will provide a letter of support to assist in obtaining the required visa.
  • Candidates who are recommended for interview will be contacted by ICAO near the end of October 2015.
  • Interviews, which will be conducted either by video conference or by Skype, are planned for early November 2015.
  • Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their interview near the end of November 2015.
  • Appointed candidates will report to Montreal near the end of February 2016.
How to apply:
  • Interested candidates who meet the selection criteria are requested to submit their candidature by completing the online application form available at
  • They must also attach a motivation letter summarizing: their professional achievements to date; their suitability for the Programme; their career aspirations in regulatory activities and/or the aviation industry; and the field of work for which they wish to be considered.
  • Candidates should also indicate their preferred task(s) from the lists provided in the Appendix and explain why they have this interest.
  • Candidates who do not complete the online application and the motivation letter will not be given consideration.
  • Only candidates who are recommended for interview will be contacted by ICAO

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Young Aviation Professionals Programme



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