Employment FAQs

  1. I am not interested in any of your current job opportunities.  Can I still submit my resume for future consideration?

    Yes, after you've clicked Positions Available on the main Current Opportunities page, simply click on the link near the bottom of the page under General Application and fill out the general application form.  Note, we will keep your resume on file for a minimum of one year, and although we welcome general applications, we encourage you to check our open jobs periodically and submit your resume for specific openings as they are posted.
  2. I don't have time to check your open jobs on a regular basis.  Is there a way to receive information about available opportunities?

    Yes, you may subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking on the RSS icon on the Search Results page.  You will need an RSS reader (or news aggregator) to do this.
  3. Can I contact someone in the hiring department to find out more about the position?

    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.
  4. I do not have an email address.  Can I still apply?

    You will need an email address to apply.  Your email address will be used as your login name allowing you to return to our website to view your status and update your profile.  If you do not have an email address, you can obtain a free account at YahooHotmail or Gmail (as examples).  Please make sure that the syntax of your email address is in the following form: username@ispname.com.
  5. I do not have a resume in the required format.  Can I still apply?

    Yes, if you do not have a resume in DOC, RTF, PDF, TXT or HTML format, you can paste a plain text version in the text area provided on the application form.  You can also use the text area for a cover letter and any supplementary information you would like to provide about your career goals, availability, best times to contact you, etc.
  6. How do I apply for more than one position?

    Once you have created your profile, you can simply log into the system and submit your resume to multiple positions for which you are qualified.

    If you've already applied through the system before, you've created your profile.  After you've clicked Positions Available on the main Employment Opportunities page, go to Previous Applicants and enter your email and password, then click Enter.  From here, you can search openings and even edit your application.  If you find a position you would like to apply for, scroll down to the bottom of the posting and click Add to My Jobs.  Your application will automatically be included for consideration for the new position.

    If you haven't yet applied through the system, select the first position you would like to apply for, scroll down to the bottom of the posting and click Apply for this Position.  Once you've applied for one position, you've created your profile and may add more jobs following the same process outlined above.

    Note, in both cases, you may be asked a few questions specifically related to the new job you've added.  Once you've answered these job-specific questions, your application will automatically be included for consideration for that particular position.
  7. I've created a profile in the past, but I forgot my password.  Can I still access my profile?

    Yes, after you've clicked Positions Available on the main Current Opportunities page, under Previous Applicants, click on the prompt.  You will be asked to provide your email address, and if we have a record of your profile, your password will be emailed to you.
  8. I noticed that a position was posted several months ago, but it continues to appear on your website.  Is it still open?

    All positions listed on our website are open.
  9. What happens after I submit my resume?

    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.
  10. I've already created a profile in your system.  Will my application be considered for other positions that Imay be qualified for even if I haven't applied directly for those positions?

    Once your resume is in our database, it can be searched and pulled 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.  The best thing to do is to visit our webiste regularly and apply for each position you feel qualified for.
  11. What types of benefits does the Vancouver Airport Authority offer employees?

    We offer an attractive benefit plan, an RRSP-matching program, plus numerous opportunities for professional and personal development.  You can find more information on our Benefits page.
  12. How long does my application stay in your database?

    At least one year.
  13. What location would I be working at?

    That depends.  The majority of our employees work in and around the terminal buildings, but that isn't the case for everyone.  If you are called in for an interview, you will be provided with detailed information on location and working conditions.

    The corporate offices, which house some departments, are located in the Link Building of the main terminal on Level 5.  The offices are easily accessible via the Canada Line.
  14. I have all of the minimum qualifications you're looking for.  Why haven't I been contacted for an interview?

    Because the Vancouver Airport Authority is a very desirable place to work, we typically receive a high volume of qualified application.  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.
  15. I know someone that would be perfect for a current job posting.  How can I refer the job posting to them for review?

    Near the bottom of the job posting, you will see a link called Send to a Friend.  Click on this link and complete the required fields.  Your friend will receive a link to our job posting.
  16. If I'm called in for an interview, where do I go?

    In general, interviews are conducted at our corporate offices in the main terminal; however, they may also be conducted at the hiring department's location.  When you are invited for an interview, please ensure that you get the name of the departmental contact, phone number, time and date, location, directions and instructions on where to park.
  17. Can I apply for a position if I am not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident?

    Everyone is welcome to apply for opportunities with the Vancouver Airport Authority.  Please note, however, that due to the high security nature of this work environment, all employees of the Airport Authority are required to have a Restricted Area Identification Card that allows for post-security access.  Priority will be given to candidates who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents.
  18. What if I still have questions?

    Please direct all questions and feedback to careers@yvr.ca.

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