Pilot - Captain

Requisition ID:  183307 
Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 
Job Category:  Aviation Operations 
Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%
Job Type:  Full-Time
Country: Canada (CA) 
Province: Nova Scotia  
City: Halifax
Embark on a rewarding career with Sobeys Inc., celebrated among Canada’s Top 100 employers, where your talents contribute to our commitment to excellence and community impact.

Our family of 128,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  
A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1,600 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 

Ready to Make an impact?

Sobeys has an exciting opportunity available as a Pilot (PCI) based out of the Halifax International Airport. The successful candidate will be responsible for overall flight dispatch and will ensure that all aviation and company regulations, safety compliance and international standards are always adhered to.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

  • Act as a Captain in a complex and high-tempo flight operation
  • Interact closely with passengers wherein a high level of engagement is imperative
  • Work closely with a small group of highly skilled and experienced aviation personnel
  • Fly into many unfamiliar airports
  • Non-routine and irregular hours due to on-call for company executives
  • Continual education and learning programs/exercises
  • Be actively engaged in Safety Management
  • Be responsible for all flight planned and flight logistics
  • During flight ensure the aircraft is operated in accordance with applicable rules and regulations
  • Be fully and consistently proficient in emergency procedures.

What you have to offer:

  • Airline Transport Pilot License
  • Current Canadian Passport
  • Pilot license, medical, rating and language requirements specified in ICAO Annex 1.
  • Operational experience, knowledge and demonstrated promotion of:
  • Safety Management Program
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Crew Resource Management
  • No accident history
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Strong service orientation
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving with solutions-orientated mindset
  • Preference will be given to candidates with:
  • Minimum of 5,000 total multi-engine flying hours.




At Sobeys we require our teammates to have the ability to adhere to a hybrid work model that requires your presence at one of our office locations at least three days per week. This requirement is integral to our commitment to team collaboration and the overall success of our office culture.


We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package, which varies by role and designed to help our teammates to live better – physically, financially and emotionally. 

Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by our organization nor monitored for accuracy. 

We will consider factors such as your working location, work experience and skills as well as internal equity, and market conditions to ensure the selected candidate is paid fairly and competitively. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process. 


Our Total Rewards programs, for full-time teammates, goes well beyond your paycheque:

  • Competitive Benefits Package, tailored to meet your needs, including health and dental coverage, life, short- and long-term disability insurance.
  • Access to Virtual Health Care Platform and Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • A Retirement and Savings Plan that provides you with the opportunity to build and add value to your savings.
  • A 10% in-store discount at our participating banners and access to a wide range of other discount programs, making your purchases more affordable.
  • Learning and Development Resources to fuel your professional growth.
  • Parental leave top-up
  • Paid Vacation and Days-off


We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.