Employee Benefits May Include the following:

401k, Pension, Retirement, Retiree, Health Insurance, Medical, Vision, Dental, IRA, Competitive Base Pay, Quarterly Bonus, Paid Time Off, Weekly Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, Insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Paid Family Medical Leave, Bereavement, Jury Duty and Parental Leave, Life, Dependent and Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Savings Plan 401(k), Company Paid Retirement Benefit, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Health Savings Account (HSA), Time Off and Flexible Days, Group Legal Plan, Group Home Auto Insurance, Pet Insurance, Employee Discounts, Adoption Reimbursement, Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loans, Well-Being Programs, etc…

Company YBR Benefits Center Phone Number: 1-833-847-3675 HR Connex Pension (Canadian Members) Weekdays 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Eastern Standard Time

1-833-872-3675 HR Connex Pension (U.S. Members) Weekdays 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Eastern Standard Time

1-514-369-4096 (Canadian Members) 1-514-369-3269 (U.S. Members) Outside the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada Weekdays 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Company Summary:

Air Canada is the flag carrier and the biggest airline of Canada by fleet size and by number of passengers carried.  Their headquarters may be found in the city of Montreal, Quebec.  Air Canada provides both schedule and charter air transport for passengers and cargo to 207 destinations all around the globe.   Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) is Air Canada’s predecessor.  They were created by federal legislation as a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway on 11 April 1937.  The Department of Transport was just new then and the department wanted to have an airline that is under the control of the government to be able to link cities on the Atlantic coast to those on the Pacific coast.  They purchased three planes from Canadian Airways and brought in tenured airline executives from United Airlines and American Airlines. Passenger flights started to happen in September of the same year and soon after, TCA hired their very first flight attendants.   By the 1960s, TCA had grown to be Canada’s flag carrier and later changed its name to Air Canada, which TCA had been using as their French-language name.  COVID-19 pandemic forced Air Canada to heavily restrict service due to the travel restrictions brought on by the pandemic.  Air Canada announced they will need to suspend most of their flights by 31 March 2020.  Flights resumed to normal on 22 May 2020, having flights to more cities over the summer.

Quick Summary of Benefits:

As of December 2019, they have a record of 190,000 employees in their organization.  Their employees may join in a wide selection of benefit programs as soon as they become eligible.  They may be eligible to the following benefits once they are qualified:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Performance-based plans
  • Retirement Plan

Some other benefits included are as follows:

  • Training and development
  • Special rates on airfare for employees and family members
  • Discounts on the following:
    • car rentals 
    • hotel accommodations 
    • vacation packages 
    • tour operators

Please note that the full list of benefits available to new employees varies from location to location due to differences in local laws, regulations, and customs – and may change at any time.

B.A.M. Recommendation:

“Please visit the official company website directly to verify all benefit options and details. You may also visit the link(s) provided below for more information and verification.”

  • https://careers.aircanada.com/

Your Benefits Resources (YBR) Website:

The YBR Web site is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. YBR provides information, tools and calculators to help you:

  • Learn how your benefit plans work.
  • Understand the expenses and services that your options cover.
  • Build your own medical plan, selecting from various coverage options.
  • Compare health care and insurance options.
  • Estimate your out-of-pocket costs for your medical options.
  • Search for doctors, dentists, and eye doctors online using the criteria you enter.
  • Choose or change your beneficiary(ies).
  • Estimate your need for:
    • Life and long-term disability insurance coverage; and
    • A health care and/or dependent care spending account.
  • Get answers to questions about your benefits. Use the “Contact Us” link on the site to send a secure question to a Customer Service Representative.

Information on your health and welfare, 401(k), pension and FSA benefits. For example:

Health and welfare

  • View your current health and welfare benefits coverage
  • Make enrollment decisions

401(k)

  • View your current 401(k) balance and change contributions
  • Make fund transfer and investment election changes

Pension

  • If you are eligible for a pension benefit:
    • View your pension information
    • Project your pension income
    • Start your pension
    • Make beneficiary designations and changes (if applicable)

FSA

  • Manage your FSA(s)

General Tasks:

  • Request a new User ID and password or change your existing User ID and password
  • Learn more about your benefits
  • Review, add or change your dependent or beneficiary information on file (if applicable)
  • Understand how a Life Event may affect your benefits

B.A.M. Recommendation:

 

“Please visit the official company website directly to verify all benefit options and details.”

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is icongearmanager-1-e1572620555362.pngManage Your Benefits Resources | YBR | Air Canada Staff Member / Employee Account

Current Employees – Login / Sign in:

  1. Visit this link in your preferred internet browser on your device.
  2. Type in your User ID in the space provided.
  3. Type in your current Password in the space provided.
  4. Select the grey “Log on” button to proceed.
  5. You may now be able to manage your account online.

New Employees – Register / Enroll:

  1. Visit this link in your preferred internet browser on your device.
  2. Select the “New User?” link that may be found below “Forgot User ID or Password?” link.
  3. Type in the last four (4) digits of your SSN in the space provided.
  4. Enter your Date of Birth in the spaces provided.
  5. Select the blue “Continue” button to proceed.
  6. Continue to move forward and provide every important information that is asked of you to create a new account online.
  7. You will be directed to your account details where you may start to manage or review as soon as your registration has been successfully completed.

If you need help, Customer Service Representatives can answer your questions or help you enroll at the phone number provided at the start of this article.

Other helpful links:

  1. https://digital.alight.com/aircanada
  2. https://leplb0460.upoint.alight.com/web/aircanada
  3. www.ybr.com/aircanada
  4. https://www.ybr.com/aircanada
  5. http://www.ybr.com/aircanada

Helpful PDF links:

Awards for Air Canada:

2020

  • 5-Star rating in the Global Airline category by Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), an honour based on passenger feedback and ratings.
  • Best Airline in North America by Global Traveler
    • Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness
    • Best Frequent-Flyer Award Redemption
    • Best Airline for Onboard Entertainment
    • Best Airline, Premium-Economy
    • Best Airline, Onboard Menu – Business Class
  • Best Premium Economy Class
  • Favorite Airline in North America by Trazees Awards
  • Top 100 Employers in the Forbes World Employer ranking.  

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