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 contact Tanya.Rexin@atco.com.

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:

Tanya Rexin
Indigenous Relations Manager – ATCO

Peter Fedak
SkyAlyne Director Indigenous Relations

SkyAlyne Team member ATCO Frontec brings deep experience and expertise partnering with First Nations across Canada

(Video) Seven Indigenous communities purchased a 40% equity ownership in Alberta PowerLine and the Fort MacMurray West 500kV Transmission Line in Northern Alberta, a major infrastructure project with ATCO that led to local jobs and improved services to local Indigenous communities. The project won the 2020 International Edison award.

The SkyAlyne Team is an outstanding group of Canadian industry leaders with vast experience operating in every region of Canada. This includes team member ATCO Frontec – a division of ATCO Ltd. (Head Office: Calgary, AB). ATCO is a diversified, global company with a strong track record of success partnering with local Indigenous businesses and communities on large, mutually beneficial capital projects.

In 2019-2020, ATCO’s electricity division and three local First Nations collaborated to complete the Fort Chipewyan off-grid solar utility project to power the remote community with clean, renewable energy.

In partnership with Three Nations Energy (3NE) – which is jointly owned by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation and Fort Chipewyan Métis Association – ATCO designed and built the two-phased project which includes a 600-kW solar farm, owned and operated by ATCO, and a 2,200-kW solar farm owned by all three Indigenous communities and operated by ATCO.

The solar project will provide about 25 per cent of Fort Chip’s electricity needs annually, reducing trucking and consumption of diesel fuel by approximately 800,000 litres per year – equivalent to a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 2,145 tons CO2 annually.

“The 3NE Solar Farm Partnership demonstrates how Cree, Dene and Metis peoples of the Delta can work together to bring new technologies into our communities. This builds the capacity of our own tradespeople, workers, and contractors to participate in the emerging green energy sector – just as we now play a major role contributing to the success of the fossil fuel industry of Alberta.  We extend our thanks to ATCO, Alberta, and Canada for their partnership roles in the Solar Farm.”

Chief Peter Powder – Mikisew Cree First Nation

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