MRU, Canadian North partner to address pilot shortage, empower Inuit students


Mount Royal University and Arctic airline Canadian North have partnered to address the country’s critical pilot shortage and empower Inuit students. Under a new nomination program, Canadian North will nominate up to 10% of admissions in MRU’s aviation program–specifically focusing on Inuit students–and will offer successful candidates conditional offers of employment. MRU and Canadian North will also work with the Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB) to provide financial assistance to the selected candidates. “We could not be more pleased that, with the support of ATB, this will help reduce a financial barrier that prevents many students from being able to pursue a career in aviation,” said MRU Dean Kelly Williams-Whitt.

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