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Jazz Aviation LP named one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People for a fourth year

HALIFAX, Jan. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Once again Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") has earned a spot on Mediacorp Canada Inc.'s Canada's Top Employers for Young People listing, an annual survey of Canadian businesses.

"Jazz is honoured to be recognized again as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People. We believe in our employees and the importance of creating a workplace where young people can grow and thrive," said Colin Copp, President, Jazz. "Bringing young people with new and innovative ideas into our company is vital to our growth."

Canada's Top Employers for Young People is an editorial competition organized by the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation's best workplaces and programs for young people just starting their careers.

In selecting this year's Top Employers for Young People, Mediacorp editors examined each employer's mentorship and training programs as well as career management programs, looking for initiatives that can assist younger workers advance faster in the organization.

Jazz was recognized for investing in pathway programs where top-performing students of aviation colleges may be selected for airline interviews and provided with mentoring and support; and for offering scholarships to students enrolled in Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) programs at local community colleges and for mentoring apprentice AMEs.

Those interested in a career with Jazz are invited to consult the recruitment section of our website at

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is owned by Chorus Aviation Inc. and continues to generate some of the strongest operational and financial results in the North American aviation industry. As the largest regional airline in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. The Company operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and currently has a workforce of approximately 4,200 professionals highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, using the Air Canada Express brand, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout Canada and to and from certain destinations in the United States. In January 2016, Jazz is operating scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 690 departures per weekday to 56 destinations in Canada and to 18 destinations in the United States. With a fleet of 118 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft, Jazz flies more daily flights to more Canadian destinations than any other airline.

Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of four Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.

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