We believe a diverse and inclusive team is essential to successfully support our military and help keep Canada safe. We are committed to the inclusion of Indigenous workers, businesses and communities on the SkyAlyne Team for Future Aircrew Training (FAcT).

The Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program is a long-term, comprehensive pilot and aircrew training program for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Training operations will be conducted at three sites in Canada: Moose Jaw, SK, Portage la Prairie, MB, and Winnipeg, MB.

FAcT will require a wide range of skills and competencies, including skilled labour, trades, professional services and opportunities requiring advanced technical skills such as aircraft mechanics and qualified flying instructors (QFIs). We are actively engaging with Indigenous and small-medium businesses (<250 employees) on this wide range of services and opportunities.

Contact Us for more info or Register as a potential supplier with SkyAlyne today!

Potential subcontracting opportunities include:

  • Aircraft maintenance

  • Airfield maintenance (painting, crack sealing, snow removal)

  • Information Technology (IT)

  • Facilities design and construction

  • Procurement services

  • Human resources services
  • Industrial contracting

  • Duct cleaning

  • Electrical services

  • Elevator & lift inspection and maintenance

  • Environmental services, including hazardous waste management

  • Fire protection inspection & maintenance, including extinguisher maintenance

  • Fuel system maintenance

  • HVAC services

  • Grounds maintenance, including horticulture services

  • Mail services

  • Meter calibration

  • Power door servicing

  • Restoration services

  • Roofing

  • Transportation

  • Underground sewer & water inspections

  • Uninterrupted power supply

  • Waste removal

  • Food services

  • Clean energy

  • Payroll services

  • Warehousing services

  • Insurance services

  • Travel services

  • Asbestos sample/survey

  • Pest control

Visit our Careers page to learn about current opportunities at SkyAlyne. 

Indigenous Businesses Q & A:

When would my business get work?

Canada is expected to issue the FAcT Request for Proposal (RFP) in Fall 2021 and the contract is expected to be awarded in 2023 and will likely be a 20+ year contract. It is anticipated that subcontract work would be awarded under this contract at the earliest in 2024.

What constitutes an Indigenous business for the FAcT program?

A business must be 51% or more owned by an Indigenous owner. Priority will be given to businesses based in and affiliated with Indigenous communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

What if my business wants to register for the FAcT project?

If you’re interested in registering, please visit our ‘Suppliers‘ page.

What do I need to know about my employees?

Employees must be able to be security cleared, which will require no criminal record. We will be tracking the number of Indigenous employees you have and any training that is provided to them.

SkyAlyne’s operational sites for Future Aircrew Training will include excellent career and subcontracting opportunities for these local communities.

SkyAlyne is now a Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business member

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) positions Indigenous business at the focal point for strengthening Indigenous communities, promoting progressive and prosperous relationships, and growing a new economy based on mutual respect and shared prosperity.

SkyAlyne is proud to be a member, and values the work being done by the CCAB.

Contact Us

Do you represent an Indigenous corporation, business or community and want to learn more about SkyAlyne and the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program?

Get in touch with us! Our team is ready to engage with you. Please contact:

Peter Fedak
SkyAlyne Director Indigenous Relations

SkyAlyne Team Opportunity Expo for Indigenous Suppliers and Prospective Employees

Indigenous peoples are the fastest-growing population in Canada, growing by 42.5% between 2006 and 2016. Indigenous peoples are also the youngest population in Canada: about 44% were under the age of 25 in 2016, compared to 28% of the non-Indigenous population | source.

However, Indigenous people are underrepresented in the aerospace and defence industries. Reversing that trend and increasing Indigenous participation in the FAcT program not only meets SkyAlyne’s objective to honour the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, but will bring new and essential personnel and supplier organizations into the fold, leading to a more successful program for the long term.

On July 5th and 7th, 2022, SkyAlyne held two live ‘Opportunity Expos’ for Indigenous suppliers, businesses and potential career seekers. The events were held in Winnipeg and Regina and invited those interested in supporting FAcT to come by, meet our team and learn more about the opportunities with the program.

Hosting regular employment and supplier opportunity engagements will be commonplace in SkyAlyne’s community relations strategy for FAcT. We understand how critical it is to constantly and continually engage with communities and stakeholders to find new talent and suppliers to support FAcT for the long term. SkyAlyne believes there is a tremendous opportunity to establish mutually beneficial opportunities within the Indigenous communities and find new suppliers and skilled employees in this traditionally underrepresented group.