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About Us

Who we are

The Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) is dedicated to help industry attract and develop workers with the skills the Canadian aviation and aerospace industry needs to meet the demands of the current and future workplace.


We are your experts in labour market intelligence and the Gold Standard in upskilling, certification and accreditation


We focus on developing a workforce with the skills you need to succeed in a rapidly evolving technology environment


We build innovative strategies to raise the public profile of the industry, and to attract new workers and the funding needed to train them.


We are connective and bring industry, academia and government together to solve our sector’s workforce development challenges.


We are passionate about aviation and aerospace and the industry’s long term future at home and abroad.


We value diversity and strive to be inclusive of all Canadians.

Our values


Success of our Industry

Putting the success of the aviation and aerospace sector at the center of our mission.

As the voice of our sector on labour issues, we are passionate about ensuring the success of our industry by raising public awareness and attracting, skilling and certifying the next generation of skilled aero workers. We are equally passionate about improving passenger and worker safety through awareness, better training and comprehensive occupational standards.


Accuracy and Veracity

We are proud of the quality and usefulness of the information we publish and the skills training we do.

We put enormous energy into making certain that all the labour market information we collect, analyze and share is accurate, verifiable and useful. We are the Gold Standard of training, certification and accreditation for the Canadian aviation and aerospace industry.


Collaboration and Partnership

We choose collaboration, cooperation, and partnership over competition.

We realize the success of Canada’s aviation and aerospace industry is directly tied to collaborating, cooperating, and partnering with organizations inside, and outside, of the sector. That’s why we choose to listen and work with others to pool knowledge, expertise and resources in ways that yield practical and actionable solutions to the workforce development challenges of our industry.


Inclusion and Diversity

We have a responsibility towards under-represented groups.

We recognize the importance of aviation and aerospace to communities across the country and the immense value of further engaging women, Indigenous peoples and minority groups. We are committed to helping them discover a rewarding future in aviation and aerospace and how, by working in the industry, they can contribute to their communities and to Canada.


Stewards of your Trust

We are responsible stewards of the investment our partners make in us.

We appreciate the confidence and the trust our partners, associates and collaborators place in the CCAA by supporting its mission and its activities. We strive to be careful stewards of the knowledge, financial, and human investments they make in us.

What we do

A picture of a plane cockpit with focus on navigation instruments. A photo by Oskar Kadaksoo on Unsplash

Voice of the Industry

  • The CCAA Is the voice of Canada’s aviation and aerospace sector on identifying labour market challenges and providing workforce development solutions.
  • It assists companies with accessing government funding for training and certification of new/prospective employees.
  • The Council works with various levels of governments on expanding workforce development and upskilling funding opportunities on behalf of the industry.
  • The CCAA plays a leadership role in attracting new workers to the industry and strives to ensure that Canada has the capacity and programs needed to educate and train them.

Labour Market Intelligence

  • The CCAA built, and continues to maintain, the first authoritative Labour Market Information (LMI) process in Canada.
  • The process consolidates and standardizes current, accurate LMI for all sub-sectors of the aviation and aerospace industry.
  • Is the trusted resource that government and Canada’s aviation and aerospace sector turn to for credible labour market intelligence and insights on training and workforce development.

Standards and Certification

  • The CCAA aims to improve safety and reduce costs to industry through improved efficiency, production and quality.
  • The Council offers more than 30 nationally recognized aviation and aerospace occupational standards and certifications that are transportable from region to region.
  • Continues to improve and diversify its programs to meet industry demands for workers with the skillsets they need to succeed in an ever-changing technology landscape

Board of Directors

The Council’s Board of Directors, as well as its Committees, are made up of industry representatives who guide the CCAA in developing and promoting a comprehensive and effective skilled workforce strategy for the Canadian aviation and aerospace industry. The Directors and Committee members kindly volunteer their time to help CCAA achieve its goals.

  • Mike Mueller   President & CEO Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC)
  • Wayne Gouveia   Senior Vice President Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC)
  • Sylvain Séguin   Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Canadian Helicopters
  • Dennis Lyons   Person Responsible for Maintenance Fast Air Ltd.
  • Anthony Norejko   President & CEO Canadian Business Aviation Association
  • Trevor Mitchell   President & CEO The Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC)
  • Keith Aiken   Air Transport Coordinator International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW)
  • Neil Giroux   Aerospace Coordinator International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW)
  • Grant Stevens   Vice President KF Aerospace
  • Michel Richer   Québec Coordinator International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) - District 11
  • Nigel Louis   Chair, Aircraft Maintenance, School of Skilled Trades and Technologies Red River Polytech
  • Rob Baillie   Manager, CF34 Training Standard Aero

If you would like to learn more about the work of the CCAA’s Board of Directors and its various Commitees, please contact us.

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