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User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Posted (14 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1149 times:

Hey folks--

I was wondering what happens if you (an American) apply to Air Canada, Air Ontario does it matter if you're an American??

Also if you go and fly for a regional up there, is it okay to come back here (to the States) and fly for a major??

Thank you,


Neil Harrison

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User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

Hi Neil:

Near as I understand, the reciprocal of what you are asking is so virtually prohibited (it is verrrry difficult for a Canadian to get a green card as a professional pilot) by the US INS that it would be similarly difficult for an American to obtain pilot employment in Canada. Like anything, it can be done, but the list of qualifiers is long. So is the waiting list for Canadian pilots trying to gain access to these carriers.

Offshore, there are lots of places you could try, but be prepared for culture shock extraordinaire!

Best Regards,

Buff


User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

Thanks Buff!

I thought that since the US and Canada are very close (in more ways than just distance) countries, I would have thought that they allowed employment in both countries.

- Neil Harrison


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