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Vancouver Airport Authority

Operations Resources Planner

Location Vancouver, Canada Job Code 24-37

YVR is a place of connection, bringing together people, places and cargo while ensuring a safe and efficient experience for everyone. Airport Operations drives the success of airports by providing a safe, predictable and enjoyable experience for those who travel, as well as for those who are part of the broad team that works to make YVR a success. At YVR, our purpose is to serve the community and the economy that supports it, and that service is rooted in safety.

Position overview

Are you an organized and analytical individual who is detailed-oriented and likes planning and scheduling? We have a permanent, full-time opportunity for an Operations Resource Planner in the Operations Department. Reporting to the Director, Airport Operations, the successful candidate will create and maintain the Airport Operations shift schedules to ensure adequate staffing levels at all times.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Creating and monitoring staffing levels (short and long term), ensuring accuracy, and identifying and reporting irregularities to managers; providing solutions that are in line with the Collective Agreement
  • Applying rules of the Collective Agreement to employee schedules (updating Kronos with work/pay rules and codes)
  • Forecasting and planning future staff coverage requirements and providing schedule options to meet the needs of the operation
  • Maintaining accurate scheduling records for Operations staff; this includes training, employee status and seniority, as well as leave taken and available
  • Facilitating the vacation bidding process in accordance with the collective agreement

Key qualifications include:

  • Recent, related experience in resource planning, supplemented by completion of a one- to two-year post-secondary program; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of resource planning in a unionized environment
  • Strong computer skills including experience with Excel, Kronos Timekeeper and Advanced Scheduling
  • Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task in a fast-paced operational environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external applicants. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

Salary Range : $72,008 to $94,115 per annum, based on 37.5-hour work week. This is individually tailored to reflect your unique experience, qualifications and internal equity.

At YVR, your work experience goes beyond the paycheck. We support your personal and professional development, well-being, and a thriving work culture with generous vacation days, extensive health benefits, retirement savings matching, wellness programs, community engagement, commuting support, and continuous learning opportunities. Learn more at

Please note that availability may vary based on employment type and is subject to certain eligibility requirements and potential changes by YVR.

Who We Are

YVR is more than just an airport. We connect our beautiful province and all it has to offer to the world. We are all leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, so no matter the department or team you’re a part of, the work you do matters.

At YVR, we are flexible in everything we do. We will work together to find ways to deliver customer excellence that helps us all thrive.

Whatever your background and wherever you’re from, you belong at YVR. If you have any questions about accessibility or require any assistance applying, please reach out at

Meet Some Team Members

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I love working at YVR primarily because of the people. YVR is constantly changing and striving for excellence. Everyone matters and it is so cool to work with this diverse group who really want to make a difference in how we support our customers and our community.

Jocelyn D.Member since 2022
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I love my job because my colleagues care about me as a person and appreciate the value I provide to my teams and the workplace. It’s also exciting for me because YVR is always changing and evolving, so I get front row seats in watching how we are constantly navigating and innovating. Every day is different at YVR and it is a constant adventure.

Jenny R.Member since 2015
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I’m proud that the work I do contributes to a better experience for travellers at YVR. I maintain and repair YVR’s state-of-the-art baggage systems at Canada’s second busiest airport – it’s a fast-paced environment with the latest technology and equipment. Baggage Maintenance Operations is a team sport and I’m honoured to say that I’m part of this team.

Dalbir T.Member since 2007
Vancouver Airport Authority


YVR is more than just an airport. We are leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, at the forefront doing the right thing and doing it well. We have been voted the Best Airport in North America for 12 consecutive years – an honour that’s attributed to the ongoing contributions from the best teams and partners. Join us at YVR to see what this means for you.

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YVR continually invests in our people to offer what you and your loved ones need so you can just thrive at work and in your community.

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We are committed to maintaining a learning culture – one that empowers and helps you grow your career within YVR. Along the way, we’ll celebrate both the small and big wins and work through every new opportunity together to help you get to where you want to be.

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