Air Canada today announced its plans to create
up to 170 new accounting jobs at its main accounting operations centre in
Winnipeg, Manitoba. The jobs will be created mainly as a result of
repatriation of accounting work currently being done by AMR Corp. in the
United States on behalf of Canadian Airlines.
The new positions in the areas of general and revenue accounting will be
located at Air Canada`s Winnipeg offices on Portage Avenue. The jobs are
expected to be created over a 12 month period beginning immediately. Air
Canada`s provision of accounting services to Canadian Airlines will be covered
by a services agreement.
``We are delighted to contribute to the economic growth of Winnipeg
through the creation of additional skilled jobs at Air Canada,`` said Paul
Garratt, Vice President, Financial Planning and Controller.
Winnipeg is home to 2,100 Air Canada employees including finance,
airport, reservations, sales and service staff, flight attendants and pilots.
This number also includes more than 750 Air Canada technicians who maintain
Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft for Air Canada and other clients at the
airline`s technical centre in Winnipeg.