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Frequently Asked Questions

You can search and apply for a position on our Careers website. Once you’ve created a profile, you will be able to apply for additional opportunities, set up job alerts, and view and update your application.

If you are interested in future opportunities, please sign up for job alerts by scrolling to the bottom of our Careers website and filling out the required fields. When a suitable opportunity becomes available, you will be notified by email. You can then check out the posting to determine whether you would like to apply.

All positions listed on our website are open.

Everyone is welcome to apply for opportunities with the Vancouver Airport Authority; however, priority will be given to candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada.

You will receive a confirmation email advising you that your application was received. Your application will then be reviewed by a recruiter and/or hiring manager. If you are shortlisted, a representative will contact you.

Typically, our vacancies are posted for at least 14 calendar days. If you are shortlisted, you will likely hear from us within 3 weeks of applying, though the timing can vary depending on the role. Only shortlisted applicants are contacted but we encourage you to sign up for job alerts to be able to apply for future opportunities.

Because the Vancouver Airport Authority is a very desirable place to work, we typically receive a high volume of qualified applications. Only those with the most relevant qualifications are shortlisted. If your knowledge and skills change from the time you originally submitted your resume, keep us in the loop by updating your resume online.

Once your resume is in our database, it can be searched for other opportunities; however, depending on the number of applications we receive for a particular position, we may or may not conduct a database search. We recommend applying for each position you feel qualified for.

Absolutely! French is an asset for any role within the Airport Authority. And for certain roles, other languages are also considered beneficial as the airport is a culturally diverse environment. Throughout the application process, you will have an opportunity to tell us any other languages you speak.

Vancouver Airport Authority strives for a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We support the Employment Equity Act and take measures to ensure fair employment practices and treatment of employees across our organization. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at YVR. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at 604-303-3152 or

Near the bottom on the job posting, click on the appropriate link under Share this job.

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we ask that you wait until you hear from us in the event that your application has been shortlisted. You will have an opportunity to ask questions at that time.

In general, interviews are conducted at our corporate offices on Level 5 of the main terminal; however, they may also be conducted at the hiring department’s location. When you are invited for an interview, you will receive information on the name(s) of the interviewer(s), emergency contact number, interview date and time, and instructions on where to go and where to park.

Your recruiter can help you understand the specific timeline for the position you’ve applied for.

The majority of our employees work in and around the terminal buildings, but that isn’t the case for everyone. If you’re invited for an in-person interview, you will be provided with detailed information on location. The corporate offices, which house some departments, are located in the main terminal on Level 5.

We offer an extensive benefits plan for your and your family which includes an RRSP-matching program, and opportunities for professional and personal development. You can find more information on our benefits here.

We take a number of factors into account when it comes to pay – such as your specific skills and experience, labour market conditions and internal equity. Our compensation package is comprehensive and competitive. Vancouver International Airport is a Living Wage employer. This means all Vancouver Airport Authority workers earn at least a living wage. Living Wage for Families BC has determined the hourly rate of pay at which a household can meet its basic expenses. The 2022 living wage rate in Metro Vancouver is $20.52.

Health and safety are at the core of how we operate at YVR. We are committed to ensuring a safe workplace for our workforce and protecting the health and safety of our employees, passengers, partners and community by taking reasonable, preventative measures to reduce the risks associated with COVID-19. On June 20, 2022, the Government of Canada suspended the requirement that employees of federally regulated workplaces be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates are advised that the current suspension of the vaccination mandate may be revoked by the Government of Canada at any time, and that vaccination requirements may be reintroduced in the future.

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