Release #: 18.40
October 24, 2018

Sky Regional Pilots File Cards for ALPA Representation

300 Pilots to Join World’s Largest Pilots Union after CIRB Certification

Ottawa, Ont.—An overwhelming majority of Sky Regional pilots today filed membership cards with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) seeking representation by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA). Under Canadian regulations, the CIRB will now investigate the application for certification, which may include contacting Sky Regional pilots who turned in cards to confirm their authenticity. 

“We look forward to welcoming our Sky Regional colleagues to ALPA,” said ALPA president Capt. Tim Canoll. “Adding the Sky Regional pilots into the world’s largest pilot union will help strengthen Canadian aviation and the overall piloting profession. It also adds the Sky Regional pilots’ voice to ALPA’s growing work with the Air Canada family of feeder airlines.”

When the CIRB completes the investigation, which could take up to 30 days, it will announce the decision concerning ALPA’s certification application. Once the CIRB is satisfied that ALPA has the support of the majority of the pilot group, ALPA will become the legal bargaining representative of the approximately 300 Sky Regional pilots.

“We look forward to putting ALPA’s vast resources to work to help the Sky Regional pilots reach their first contract,” said Capt. Dan Adamus, president of ALPA Canada. “We welcome Sky Regional pilots and anticipate building a solid working relationship with the Sky Regional management team.” 

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, representing more than 61,000 pilots at 34 airlines in Canada and the United States, including Air Georgian, Air Transat, Bearskin, Calm Air, Canadian North, First Air, Jazz Aviation, Kelowna Flightcraft, Wasaya, WestJet, and WestJet Encore. Visit the ALPA website at or follow us on Twitter @WeAreALPA. 

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 61,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Visit the ALPA website at or follow us on Twitter @WeAreALPA.


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