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

A workplace where millennials can grow and thrive

HALIFAX, Jan. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - For the fifth year, 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.

"This recognition reflects our commitment to attracting and retaining young talent. We have confidence in today's students and recent graduates who are eager to start their careers," said Colin Copp, President, Jazz. "Young people bring innovative ideas and a fresh energy to our organization – key elements to Jazz's 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 at the start of 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 encouraging employees to keep their skills sharp throughout their careers with formal mentoring, in-house and online training options, apprenticeships and paid internship opportunities; and for supporting employees' volunteering endeavours in their community.

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., a company whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol 'CHR'. As the largest regional carrier 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. Jazz operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline, and has a workforce of approximately 4,100 professionals, highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

There are three divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express, Jazz Technical Services and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: 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 North America, with a fleet of 110 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft.

Jazz Technical Services: Established in May 2016 as a separate division, Jazz Technical Services ('JTS') is dedicated to heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of Bombardier aircraft. JTS provides MRO services to third parties while maintaining the dedication and commitment to its primary customer, Air Canada.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of three 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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