days until our Collective Agreement expires, we are preparing, we are united and we will make change.

Occupational Health Clearance – Weekend Coverage

The Union has been raising the issue of members remaining on bookoff status or WIP due to a backlog at Occupational Health through our Union Management meetings and Labour Relations calls.  The Union was pleased to hear that the Company has instituted weekend coverage for both Air Canada Mainline and Air Canada Rouge members attempting to return.

PLEASE NOTE: The information below is for when you are requiring assistance on the weekend in your return to work progress.
Occupational Health Clearance – weekend coverage

Occupational Health (OH) will now be available on Saturdays and Sundays from 08:00 to 13:30 Eastern Time.

To obtain clearance from OH on the weekends, please send your detailed medical certificate to: with your telephone number.

An OH nurse will follow up with you that same day. Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Crew Productivity Manager or Occupational Health Nurse.

OHS Weekend Return to Work Procedures

Occupational Health Service is now open on Saturdays and Sundays from 08:00 to 13:30 Eastern Time. Their working hours Monday to Friday remain the same (0830-1630 EST).

If you’re required to be cleared by Occupational Health Service on the weekend, please follow the steps below:

  • STEP 1: Send your detailed medical certificate to and provide the best phone number to reach you.
  • STEP 2: An OHS nurse will call you that same day to discuss your return to work; s/he will indicate whether all criteria are satisfied to clear you for a safe return to work.
  • STEP 3: If satisfactory, RME will be issued, and you may book back shortly after your call. If the nurse requires more information, s/he will provide that feedback to you.

Please reach out to your Local should you run into any issues or delays in your return to work.

In solidarity,