Seneca and Jazz have teamed up to offer a first-of-its-kind cadet program

Degree students welcomed into the jazz cadet program

Third-year Seneca Bachelor of Aviation Technology students are eligible for the Jazz cadet program that includes direct entry into the airline’s hiring pool.

All qualified students are offered an interview with Jazz and successful candidates can become Jazz/Seneca cadets in their fourth year. As they maintain the required academic and flight line achievement throughout their fourth year, upon graduation and successful completion of Jazz Aviation LP’s standardized tests and evaluations, they will be entered into the Jazz hiring pool. 

“We are pleased that Jazz has acknowledged our renowned Seneca aviation program by committing to our graduating class with this direct career pathway,” said David Agnew, Seneca President. “This partnership speaks to the quality and professionalism of the graduates of Seneca’s Bachelor of Aviation Technology.”    

“At Jazz, we feel that it is our responsibility to develop and mentor the future generations of aviators, and prepare them to enter a very rewarding career,” said Captain Steve Linthwaite, Vice-President, Flight Operations, Jazz. “One of the ways we do this is by partnering with a recognized accredited aviation program, such as Seneca College’s Bachelor of Aviation Technology, allowing Jazz to be part of the process for building the foundation and developmental criteria for these future pilots.”


Jazz Aviation LP is wholly owned by Chorus Aviation Inc., a dividend-paying company which is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols of CHR.A, CHR.B and CHR.DB. 

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s and continues to generate some of the strongest operational and financial results in the North American aviation industry. 

There are two airline divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP: Air Canada Express and Jazz. 

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, 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. Jazz currently operates scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with over 770 departures per weekday to 83 destinations in Canada and in the United States with a fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft. 

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