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Experienced Helicopter Pilots Required

  • Contractor
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Seasonal
  • Prince George, BC
  • 90,000-130,000 CAD / Year

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Job openings for Pool Pilots experienced in at least one of the following: mineral exploration, seismic, or utility work.

Reporting directly to our Chief Pilot and Director of Operations, these are full-time or seasonal summer positions which are available immediately.

Postings will be flexible for residing location, however, there is additional incentive offered for pilots willing to relocate to Prince George.

Since 1975, our network of helicopter bases located throughout northern BC and Alberta have provided safe & efficient helicopter services to our clients in the forestry, utility, tourism, and mining & petroleum industries. Our diversified fleet and varied flight missions allow for career progression.

YHL helicopter services AS350B3 Stewart BC Bob Quinn Lake Bell 2 Iskut Dease Lake Kitsault


  • Canadian commercial pilot licence CPL(H);
  • have endorsement on aircraft (AS350, Bell 212, BK117, Bell 206);
  • valid Class 1 medical;
  • strong understanding of the Canadian Air Regulations;
  • excellent communication skills;
  • ability to follow documented policies and procedures including pre-employment drug and alcohol test;
  • appropriate skills and experiences listed by type below;
  • applicant must not have any criminal convictions that would restrict a foreign work visa;
  • fluent in English;
  • mountain experience required.



  • 2,000 hours minimum helicopter PIC;
  • precision longline or utilities experience an asset.

Bell Medium BH212

  • 2,000 hours minimum helicopter PIC;
  • precision longline experience an asset;
  • heli-ski experience considered an asset;
  • Bell 206 or Intermediate experience considered an asset.

BK117 Twin Engine

  • 500 hours minimum twin-engine helicopter PIC; 100 hours on type preferrable;
  • precision longline or utilities experience an asset;
  • Medium or Intermediate experience considered an asset.


  • As a YHL Pilot you will be expected to uphold the professional image of the company by keeping your helicopter and company vehicles in clean condition and conducting yourself in a professional manner;
  • Responsible to complete the daily inspection prior to each flight assignment;
  • Check suitability of the weather prior to each flight assignment. This may be carried out online or on the phone;
  • Responsible to clean the aircraft and conduct a pre-flight inspection (Daily Inspection or “DI”) of the aircraft after each day’s flight assignment and to secure the aircraft at the end of each day (ie. Tie-down, covers, etc.);
  • Meet and communicate with the customer each morning regarding the day’s flight assignments and may also be required to be formal customer liaison at other times;
  • Prior to each flight ensure that the aircraft is ready to fly and is suitably-equipped for the mission (ie. Sling gear, water bucket, nets, etc.);
  • May be required to drop crews in the field and return to camp or remain in the field with the crews between flights;
  • Complete paperwork after each day’s flying assignment including Journey Log entries, Flight Tickets, Pilot Work Record, tracking paperwork, communicate with Engineer or with the Base with respect to anomalous operations and running aircraft times;
  • Carry out other duties assigned.


  • Full-time or contract employment;
  • Competitive pay scale with permanent positions $90,000-$130,000 depending on skills and experience;
  • Comprehensive benefit package:
    • health,
    • dental (including major and orthodontics),
    • short and long-term disability,
    • Employee and Family Assistance Program,
    • life insurance,
    • optional critical illness,
    • group RRSP/DPSP matching program,
    • best in the industry pilot training and indoctrination classes.

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