Air Canada’s Diversity Recognized

Air Canada Named One of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for Fourth Consecutive Year (CNW Group/Air Canada)

Air Canada has been named as one of “Canada’s best diversity employers” for the fourth year in a row by Mediacorp Canada Inc. “We are very proud to be recognized for cultivating diversity and inclusion as these are important strengths for a global airline like Air Canada,” said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Senior Vice President, People, Culture and Communications at Air Canada. “By having a diverse and inclusive workforce, we can attract and retain the best talent and our customers and stakeholders also see themselves and their cultures reflected in our 30,000 employees. Our people work in more than 80 languages, and women occupy prominent roles throughout our airline, from non-traditional roles to the C-suite.”

Air Canada sponsors several programs, including scholarships, to help indigenous people become pilots and also takes part in the Ready, Willing and Able program to match the unique capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities or Austism Spectrum Disorder to employment opportunities. “We continually nurture diversity and inclusivity by offering equal career opportunities to qualified members of all communities,” said Meloul-Wechsler The recruitment partnerships we have undertaken with First Nations, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and other communities all aim to replenish our diverse talent base. This award is also welcome because it raises awareness that anyone qualified with the right skills and aptitude can be sure Air Canada is inclusive and welcoming.”