First Officer - EMS

  • Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Full-time
  • Base Location: Halifax - EMS (Nova Scotia)

Company Description

Canadian Helicopters is a helicopter transportation service, maintenance support and flight training company. In business since 1947, Canadian Helicopters is Canada's largest helicopter operator with over 20 locations across the country and a fleet of nearly 100 single and multi-engine aircrafts.

Job Description

The First Officer reports to the Halifax EMS Base Manager. This position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to become an integral part of the EHS LifeFlight, Nova Scotia aviation team. A high level of professionalism is required in regards to client relations as well as interrelations in and out of the aircraft. Challenging aviation weather routinely presents itself to pilots operating in the Maritimes. Finally, a firm appreciation of the unique nature of the EHS LifeFlight culture and our multi-faceted role, defines the requirements for an EMS First Officer.


  • Act as a pilot as per EMS operation standards;
  • Any other responsibility related to the position



  • Hold a valid Commercial Rotary-wing License;
  • Have a valid ATPL or have passed ATPL written exams within the previous 12 months;
  • Have 500 hours Rotary-wing time;
  • Hold a valid Group 4 Instrument Rating;
  • Possess unrestricted Night Rating;
  • Hold a valid Canadian Passport or work visa prior to hire;
  • Have the right to travel to the United States;
  • Possess previous Night / IFR flying experience in the Maritime environment is an asset.
  • An interview with representatives of EHS LifeFlight is a formal and integral part of the selection process.  EHS LifeFlight approval of the candidate is a requirement of the position and any final hiring decision is strictly conditional on such approval;
  • EHS LifeFlight has a mandatory helmet policy;
  • EHS has a crew Weight Policy, the details of which will be explained in detail to potential candidates;
  • A Criminal record search will be conducted prior to hire.

Additional Information


  • Competitive, depending on experience.

Working for Canadian Helicopters is:

  • A unique opportunity to grow professionally in a dynamic environment full of opportunities;
  • To work with passionate, committed people who like to surpass themselves;
  • Being part of an organizational culture based on fundamental principles;
  • Having an employer of choice offering competitive working conditions.

We offer a flexible benefits program including comprehensive medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance and a pension fund plan.

Canadian Helicopters Limited is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from women, Indigenous people and visible minorities.

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