IMP Aerospace & Defence Announces the IMP Academy


IMP Aerospace & Defence is pleased to announce the introduction of the IMP Academy, which is being established at IMP Aerospace in Enfield, NS and Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford, BC for startup in Fall 2023. This academy will offer a tuition-free, four-year “earn and learn” apprenticeship program for those aspiring to achieve a highly technical, well-paying career as Aircraft Maintenance Technicians.

The curriculum, provided by the Canadian Council of Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) and accepted by Transport Canada, will provide the foundation for the course content. The Academy will offer a complimentary four-week Introduction to Aerospace Skilled Trades course. Interested candidates can apply to become apprentices at the Academy. Successful applicants will be offered employment at IMP Aerospace & Defence, in addition to free enrollment in the Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship Program. This program includes four levels of structured computer-based training conducted in classroom settings. These levels are complemented by practical skills development in controlled work environments.

This program aims primarily to engage recent high school graduates. We encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds including those from under-represented groups in the aerospace industry. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please feel free to contact, and our team will be happy to provide you with the requested information.

“I’m proud to introduce the IMP Academy and its tailored blend of classroom and practical skills development. In our program, apprentices will have the valuable opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge in real aircraft MRO industrial settings alongside experienced and skilled technicians. This hands-on experience will allow them to further hone their skills and gain practical expertise in their chosen career with IMP Aerospace & Defence,” said David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace & Defence.

About IMP Aerospace & Defence

IMP Aerospace & Defence stands as a reliable ally to Canada and respected customers worldwide. As one of the largest and most established aerospace and defence organizations in Canada, we boast a workforce of over 2,400 professionals in various locations across the country. Our reputation spans the globe, as we are renowned for providing a diverse range of cutting-edge and customized support solutions to military branches, government entities, and commercial operators in the space, air, land, and sea sectors.

For Media Enquiries:

Emily McRae
IMP Aerospace & Defence
(902) 873-2250

2651 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3L 4T1

Telephone: 902-453-2400
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