Headquarters: Calgary, Alberta
Year of creation: 1996 Business type: public company Activity sector: air transport
Features WestJet is a low-cost Canadian airline that operates 720 flights a day. It offers 105 destinations in Canada, the United States, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe as well as 175 destinations in 21 countries through partnerships. WestJet has two subsidiaries: WestJet Encore (2013) and Swoop (2018).
WestJet employs more than 10,000 people (WestJetters) in various job categories such as call centres, head office (finance, information technology, operations, human resources and culture, sales, marketing and guests experience), flight attendants and pilots.
WestJet provides a work environment that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. As such, the company signed in 2012 Accord Catalyst (target of 30% by 2022 of women serving on boards of directors and occupying senior management positions). Career development is promoted by a company-led advancement program that also cares about the well-being of the WestJetters (fitness center, alternative medicine services, support in difficult personal and professional periods).
WestJet is committed to the cause of youth and has developed a variety of programs to support the health and well-being of children (WestJet has been committed to children since 2007, Community Flight Gift Program for Hospitalized Children). The company also enables its WestJetters to offer time and expertise in its global community investment initiative, WestJet Live Different Builds, in partnership with Canadian charity Live Different.