ALPA Canada Leadership
ALPA Canada’s three officers include the president, vice president/IFALPA director, and vice president–administration and finance. These officers are responsible for carrying out the policies and directives of the ALPA Canada Board, acting on ALPA International positions with Canadian institutions, and developing specific positions on matters of national interest to Canadian pilots.
Capt. Tim Perry, WestJet
WestJet Capt. Tim Perry serves as the ALPA Canada president, proudly representing over 6,200 pilots at 17 Canadian airlines before Parliament and around the world, leading a team of pilot representatives in leadership positions at ALPA, the Int’l Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations (IFALPA), and the Int’l Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). He began his four-year term on Jan. 1, 2023.
Capt. Perry routinely provides testimony to the Canadian government to address labour issues and advocate for aviation safety and security advancements and protections. Under his leadership, the government looked to labour organizations such as ALPA Canada to ensure the short- and long-term success of Canadian air travel throughout the global pandemic.
This advocacy role will remain a core tenant throughout Capt. Perry’s term of service as the industry rebounds and grows to accommodate returning travel demand and a balanced pilot supply. As a diplomatic labour leader, he supports the growing pilot labour force in Canada and advocates to promote and protect our airline pilots, aviation safety and security, and the future of the profession.
ALPA’s Board of Directors reelected Capt. Perry to ALPA Canada president by acclimation on Oct. 19, 2022, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. He brings 15+ years of ALPA experience and previously served as the Association’s executive vice president for Group C.
At WestJet, Capt. Perry served as the former Master Executive Council vice chair and played a key role in the organizing campaign that ultimately led to its certification of ALPA as its labour union. He joined ALPA in 2006, flying for Calm Air where he served as a Local Executive Council representative.
Capt. Perry is based, and lives, in Toronto, Ont. and flies the B737 for WestJet. He graduated from Selkirk College with a diploma in Aviation Technology. Follow @ALPACanada for ALPA Canada’s positions on labour and aviation issues.
Capt. Rodney “Rod” Lypchuk, Jazz Aviation
Jazz Aviation Capt. Rod Lypchuk was reelected to the position of Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) Canada vice president on Oct. 19, 2022, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting, and began his latest four-year term on Jan. 1, 2023.
As ALPA Canada vice president, Capt. Lypchuk supports the ALPA Canada president in planning, coordinating, and administering the affairs and activities of ALPA Canada to further the objectives and policies of the Association. He also acts as the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) director of Canada, representing Canadian pilot interests before this global aviation agency of the United Nations.
Based in Vancouver, B.C., Capt. Lypchuk is a Bombardier CRJ-200/-900 pilot. An active pilot advocate, he previously served as the ALPA Canada vice president—administration and finance. He was an ALPA Master Executive Council (MEC) vice chair and secretary-treasurer for the former AirBC as well as a Local Executive Council representative for the pilot group. Capt. Lypchuk was also an MEC secretary-treasurer for the former Air Canada Regional and later a Jazz Aviation MEC vice chair.
Capt. Lypchuk served as a board member of both the ALPA Canada Insurance Trustees and the Interpilot Air Safety Foundation. Prior to flying for Jazz Aviation and its predecessors, he was a pilot for Trans North Turbo Air and Anderson Air. He was also the owner and founder of Destiny Homes and a volunteer for Developing World Connections, which works in developing nations to alleviate poverty and inspire hope.
A graduate of Selkirk College with a diploma in aviation technology, Capt. Lypchuk lives in Langley, B.C. with his wife.
Capt. Louis-Éric Mongrain, Air Transat
Air Transat Capt. Louis-Éric Mongrain was elected to the position of Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) Canada vice president—administration and finance on Oct. 19, 2022, at the Association’s biennial Board of Directors meeting. He began his four-year term on Jan. 1, 2023.
Based in Toronto, Ont., Capt. Mongrain is an Airbus A330 and A321 pilot. He previously served his pilot group as its Local Executive Council #225 vice chair, and secretary-treasurer in Toronto, Ont. Prior to flying with Air Transat, he was a pilot for Jazz Aviation and former CanJet.
A graduate of the University of Toronto with an honours, bachelor-of-science degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science, Capt. Mongrain lives in Toronto with his wife and children.