Fulfilling careers and work-life balance while supporting Canada’s armed forces.

Join KF Aerospace in Southport, Manitoba and be a part of something bigger – support the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and future aircrew, making a real impact for Canada. As a preferred bidder for the CAF’s Future Aircrew Training Program (FAcT), we offer long-term career stability and growth through a government contract for the next 25+ years. 

We value our employees and offer generous compensation and benefits, including relocation support! Wherever you are in Canada, we will help you and your family move to and settle into your new home base. See the complete list of Perks & Benefits below

Enjoy affordable living and an easy commute with the option to live in the small city of Portage la Prairie, rurally, or in Winnipeg (a convenient 1-hour commute on highway #1). With great compensation, and some of the most affordable home prices in Canada with lower costs of living compared to other provinces and cities, there are plenty of flexible lifestyle options for yourself and your family.

Experience true work-life balance – no ‘graveyard’ shifts – and the opportunity to be a part of a career and community where you and your family can thrive. Join us and build a rewarding career while prioritizing your personal life and family commitments.

Key Roles Available Now

Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (M)

Our Southport facility supports the Grob G120A and C-90 King Air aircrafts for RCAF pilot training. Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) perform line and heavy maintenance and repairs to keep these critical aircraft safe and ready for their next mission.

For more information about the Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) position and to apply, click here.

Qualified Flight Instructors (QFIs)

QFIs are responsible for the provision of Flying Training Device (FTD) and classroom instruction for the King Air C90B and Grob 120A. This requires effective instructional technique, both in group and in one-on-one interaction with students, and professional communication with staff and military colleagues.

For more information about the CFTS ME Flight Instructor position and to apply, click here.

For more information about the CFTS Grob Flight Instructor position and to apply, click here.

READ: Q&A with KF Flight Instructor Jyothi Bachwala on discovering work-life balance and passion in military aircrew training.

Other Opportunities

KF Aerospace and our Allied Wings partners are responsible for a full range of training and in-service support services for the CFTS Program. These include skilled and unskilled labour positions, business roles, and trades. Check out all of our current opportunities across Canada on our careers page.

Perks & Benefits at Southport

Come reach your full potential with KF Aerospace. We provide an environment for you to grow and succeed, with critical tools and resources to support your wellbeing at work and at home, for your family and the future.

Along with a competitive salary, regular performance and wage reviews, and access to internal promotions, KF is proud to offer full-time staff benefits at Southport that include, but are not limited to:

  • Relocation support from anywhere in Canada
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Excellent work-life balance – no ‘graveyard’ shifts!
  • Free access to on-site fitness centre
  • Virtual, 24/7 on-call medical care
  • Bonus program paid twice annually; based on site performance
  • Paid vacation and personal time off
  • Extended Health and Dental
  • Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Health Spending Account
  • Personal Wellness Spending Account
  • The opportunity to bank overtime for additional time off
  • Pension matching plan and voluntary RRSP
  • Free financial advice

KF is an advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Mental Health in the workplace, and cultivates an employee community that welcomes, supports and values all individuals.

Life at KF & in Southport/Portage la Prairie

Nestled just 3km from Portage la Prairie in Manitoba’s scenic Central Plains region, the Southport Aerospace Centre offers more than just a workplace; it’s a lifestyle. As a world-class business centre balanced with lifestyle, wellness, and recreation facilities, you can enjoy the on-site fitness centre, golf course, bowling alley, an indoor and outdoor recreational complex for sports and activities, the Officer’s Mess hall for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and an on-site cafe, Brews + Bites, that offers pizza, snacks and beverages.

Near the beautiful Assiniboine River, you are surrounded by the charm and convenience of nearby Portage la Prairie – a vibrant small city known for its welcoming community, ample amenities, and a relaxed atmosphere that’s ideal for families and individuals alike.

Living in Southport means you’re just a stone’s throw away from Lake Manitoba, a picturesque destination for year-round outdoor activities. And if you crave the buzz of city life, Winnipeg, with its rich cultural scene, is only an hour’s commute via the #1 highway.

At KF Aerospace in Southport, you don’t just join a team; you become part of a community where work-life balance and your family truly thrive.