Hello my unknown Canadian friend,
Things are slow in the ME so just sit back and relax!
Try to get hired in the hangar if you can,trust me!
You came to the forum to find answers, you want to work for EK, you have your reasons. You will find people quick on the keyboard telling only one side of the story, I try to be fair and honest.
1 you will not become a millionaire by working for Emirates
2 you will make and save more money than in Canada
3 they will make you work hard for your money
4 you will love or hate Dubai
If you join the hanger: you will work 3 days 3 days off, few nights
Line: 2 days 2 nights 4 off 6 to 6. well and 9 pm to 9 am
one extra day or night a month for lieu hours
( then you have to beg your shift manager to take those hours back
you will hate the summer breeze from May till September
When you join you will get a temporary approval for 3 months with an extension for another 3 months. During that time you have to write air leg, first a multiple choice then essay. If you fail you will loose your temp license. It will take at least a year to get your GCAA license. These are the good times, you will end up enjoying the ride, doing sweet f@ck all.
Some guys managed to enjoy EK's free ride for 3 years
If you make it to the interview, try to talk to the guys and walk around with your eyes open!
Good luck mate!