Our priorities

  • Attract the best talent
  • Develop and retain a skilled and engaged workforce
  • Provide interesting career opportunities to our employees

Future commitments

  • Continue to improve employee engagement and evolve our culture in line with our vision
  • Deploy our gender diversity program and plan
  • Improve employee workspaces

Over 8,500 strong

In the late 1940s, CAE consisted of 18 employees repairing and installing Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) radio equipment from a vacant aircraft hangar in St. Hubert, Canada. Today, our 8,500+ employees work across 160 sites in more than 35 countries delivering sophisticated integrated training solutions. Their expertise and passion for excellence fuel our global success as the training partner of choice in civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare.

Thousands of stories. One CAE.

We are celebrating our 70th anniversary. Our campaign theme of “Thousands of stories. One CAE.” rallies people around sharing their stories to showcase both the diversity and unity of the CAE family around the world. This theme also reflects the change that is afoot at CAE as we adopt a more accessible, bottom-up style of communication and take local employee initiatives global to connect our workforce worldwide.

Recognizing our champions

CAEchampions is our global employee recognition program. It enables us to reward employees for their years of service while building a culture of recognition and strengthening people’s connection to our five Leadership Attributes:


Defines clear targets, honours commitments, and is accountable to implement solutions to deliver results and value to stakeholders


Acts with customer in mind to support their success. Achieves customer satisfaction and loyalty by solving customer issues and teaming up to deliver services and solutions beyond expectations.

Collaborate globally

Creates and leverages teamwork opportunities. Thinks and acts across teams, functions, businesses and regions to deliver CAE’s mission. Builds collaborative and inclusive relationships.

Innovative mindset

Generates and leverages creative ideas and solutions to be leading edge and continuously improve the way we conceive and deliver our offering. Challenges the status quo as a way to achieve excellence.

Leads with agility

Demonstrates inspiring, energizing leadership and adaptability to constantly changing environment. Fosters continuous self-learning and improvement for team members. Champions talent identification and development.

An environment in which to thrive

We consulted employees and applied best-practice thinking to create an activity-based team work environment that addresses the lack of light, team work areas and flexibility at our 64-year-old Montreal headquarters.

The Lumina and Aurora experimental spaces pilot projects provide employees with different environments tailored to the diverse tasks they perform in a day. These brighter, more functional spaces include private offices, scrum areas for daily meetings, coffee corners, lounges and team work areas. The project is part of the Workspace Master Plan currently being developed to improve employee productivity and satisfaction at our Montreal headquarters.

Nurturing the next generation

Our employees have helped develop the next generation of talent and expertise by working side by side with over 250 co-op students annually. The benefits to both CAE and the students are significant. Our employees also actively mentor high school students interested in engineering and science through diverse programs and competitions.

Fostering diversity: Professional Women’s Network

In 2015, a group of five women from various professional backgrounds and different stages of their career spearheaded the launch of CAE’s Professional Women’s Network (PWN). This employee-led initiative is steered by a committee of volunteers and guided by an Advisory Committee composed of CAE executives. The PWN’s mission is to attract, retain, engage and develop women at CAE and help them achieve their goals. Today the network has 200 members in Montreal and chapters in other regions worldwide such as Sarasota and Tampa, Florida, and Ottawa, Ontario.

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Hélène V. Gagnon
Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications

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