Careers With Endless Possibilities

If you are looking to start your career in aviation or an experienced professional looking for a change, you have come to the right place.

Northwestern Air is looking for professional, highly skilled men and women to join our team. If you are a career minded, hard working and enjoy adventure and the outdoors, this is a great opportunity for you to advance your aviation career.

Launch your career with NWAL

Fill out the form below and send us your resume.

We are always looking for passionate people who wish to pursue or continue a career in aviation. We are currently hiring for the following positions:

* We are interested in permanent residents of Canada only.

Captain – British Aerospace Jetstream 31 & 32
• 2500 hours Total Time
• 500 hours PIC
• Multi-turbine experience
• Good decision making and problem-solving abilities
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Options: Rotational or Fort Smith-based positions are available.

Entry Level Pilot


  • Commercial Pilot’s License
  • Minimum 250 hours
  • Group 1 Instrument Rating (Multi-IFR Rating)
  • IATRA Written
  • Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant
  • Driver’s License and Criminal Records Check
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - AME

What we are looking for

We are looking for experienced and competent licensed AME’s. Ability to perform line and heavy maintenance in a safe and efficient manner. Jetstream J31/32 experience is preferred but not required.


  • M1 or M1/M2 an asset
  • Working knowledge of our aircraft types and Transport Canada regulations, as applicable
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Prefer Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant – Contact us About Work Permit
  • Driver’s License and Criminal Records Check
AME Apprentice

We are currently seeking to fill the position of Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. The AME Apprentice is responsible to assist on line and shop maintenance in a safe and efficient manner.


  • Transport Canada approved Aircraft Maintenance Course completed
  • Strong decision making, organization and communication skills
  • ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant or Valid Work Permit
  • Driver’s License and Criminal Records Check

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    Our Values

    These are the qualities that define Northwestern Air Lease. They are the foundation of what we stand for, they guide our actions, decisions and behaviors.


    We are committed to operating a safe, reliable airline. The safety of our staff and our passengers is our highest priority.

    Family friendly

    We strive to be as passenger friendly as possible. Our staff are encouraged to be helpful, courteous and efficient.


    We love to give back to our community by contributing free tickets to charitable organizations or for fund raising at all our serviced locations.


    Northwestern Air Lease is headquarted in Fort Smith. In addition we have positions in Fort Chipewyan and Hay River.

    Fort Smith

    Nestled in the boreal forest along the banks of the mighty Slave River, Fort Smith is a friendly, multicultural community with a population of 2,500. We are the education capital of the NWT, and the gateway to Wood Buffalo National Park, the largest national park in Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our site is full of information for residents, visitors, newcomers, and businesses.

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