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International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Young Aviation Professionals Programme in Montréal

Deadline: September 30th 2018

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI), is offering opportunities for the career development of aviation professionals through a Young Aviation Professionals Programme. Currently, there are opportunities for three Young Aviation Professional Officer positions located in Montréal, Canada.

Expected contribution:

  • The selected Young Aviation Professional Officers will be expected to contribute to ICAO, IATA and ACI work programmes related to aviation safety, air navigation capacity and efficiency, or to economic development of air transport, aviation facilitation, or environmental protection, focusing on inter-relationships between regulatory activities of ICAO and those in the airline and airport industries in IATA and ACI.
  • For illustrative purposes, examples of typical duties and responsibilities which could be assigned are provided in Appendix A and B.

Learning Opportunity:

  • The Young Aviation Professional Officers are given the opportunity to advance their knowledge and understanding of international civil aviation regulatory activities and of the airline and airport industries.
  • Each Young Aviation Professional will be accompanied throughout the Programme by a subject-matter expert from ICAO, IATA and ACI. Furthermore, regular performance feedback during and at the end of the assignments will be provided.
  • Upon successful conclusion of the Programme, the Young Aviation Professionals will be retained on the ICAO roster for possible consideration for suitable ICAO posts in the future and may also be encouraged to apply for suitable posts at ACI or IATA.
  • Duration: Each Young Aviation Professional Officer position will be filled for eighteen months.


Living Costs: All living costs and expenses will be borne by the Young Aviation Professional Officer.
• Financial Support: A fixed amount of CAD 4 000 per month will be provided to each selected Young Aviation Professional Officer to assist with living costs.
• Annual leave will be provided at the rate of one and a half days per month.
• Sick leave will be provided at the rate of one day per month.
• Medical insurance will be provided at the single rate for prescription/medical/dental coverage within Canada. The selected candidates will be required to pay the employee portion of the premium, which is estimated to be approximately CAD $122.66 per month.
• Occupational accident insurance will be provided (at no cost to the selected candidates).
• Non-occupational accident insurance will be available to the selected candidates, at their own cost.
• Travel: Where required, travel costs to and from Montréal at the beginning and at the end of the Programme will be provided at the lowest available applicable fare. The cost for one excess baggage (i.e. baggage in excess of the weight or volume carried without charge by transportation companies) will be covered up to a maximum of 25 kilograms.
• Visa: ICAO will provide a letter of support to assist in obtaining the required visa.

Selection Criteria:

• Level of educations:
a) Master’s degree (or equivalent, to be demonstrated by the applicant); or
b) Bachelor degree, supplemented with a Commercial Pilot License or an Air Traffic Control License.
• Experience: Minimum two years’ professional working experience in aviation-related regulatory activities and/or in the aviation industry.
• Language skills: Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English. Working knowledge of a second language commonly used in international organizations (French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian or Arabic) would be an asset; and
• Age criteria: Aged 32 years or less on the closing date of this announcement.
Note: Preference will be given to candidates who are not currently serving, or who have not previously served, as an intern with either ICAO, IATA and ACI.

Anticipated timeline for selection
1) Potential candidates will be contacted by ICAO by mid-October to participate in the next steps of the recruitment process.
2) Candidates are expected to be informed of the outcome of their interview by the end of November 2018.
3) Appointed candidates will report to Montréal on 18 February 2019.

How to apply:

  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their candidature by the deadline date, by completing the online application form available at
  • A motivation letter summarizing the following must be included: professional achievements to date; suitability for the Programme; career aspirations in regulatory activities and/or the aviation industry; and the field of work for which they wish to be considered.
  • Candidates should also indicate their preferred task(s) from the lists provided in Appendix A and Appendix B and offer an explanation on why they are interested.
    Candidates who do not complete the online application and provide a motivation letter will not be considered.

Only candidates who are recommended for interview will be contacted by ICAO. Please see details below on the anticipated timeline for the selection process.

Official Information

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