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Employee updates

Updated June 3 at 3:00 pm

Latest news for airport workers 

You’re invited: Join us for special celebrations this month to say thanks! 

You’re on the front lines of Toronto Pearson’s recovery from the impacts of the past two years, and it’s not always easy. That’s why we’re taking a moment to say thank you for your dedication, hard work and incredible I Am Toronto Pearson spirit at a special celebration…OF YOU! 

In June, we’re celebrating you and your contributions with a big Toronto Pearson thank you. Join us and tell your friends and colleagues! We’ll have snacks, drinks and a special gift for you. 

Mark your calendar

Be sure to stop by at one of these events: 

Terminal 1 event  
Thursday, June 9 
10:00 am to 2:00 pm 
Location: Terminal 1, Departures level, Lounge 15 
 
Terminal 3 event 
Monday, June 13 
10:00 am to 2:00 pm 
Location: Terminal 3, Gate B26 bus bay*

Can’t make it?

Stop by and pick up your thank you gift at one of these locations: 

Wednesday June 15 
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Terminal 1 Comfort Zone (Ground level) 

Wednesday June 22 
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Terminal 3 Employee lounge (Arrivals level, near domestic baggage hall) 
 
Wednesday, June 29 
9:00 pm to midnight 
Terminal 1 Gate D30* 

*This is a post-security location and you must have a valid RAIC and be on work hours to enter. 

We’re excited to be back and celebrating in person again. Please join us in June for these fun events. 

Take a break with one of Be Relax’s spa services

Wellness matters

Do you work in Terminal 3? Then take advantage of Be Relax’s employee offer*. Employees can book up to three spa services at a discounted price while on break or before/after a shift.

Services include:

1. Hypersonic - buff, shine and polish your nails. A 20 min service for only $36 CAD.

2. Be Back - relax for 15 min in a comfortable massage lounger for $22 CAD.

3. Be Spoke - customize your own 10 min massage for $30 CAD.

Be Relax is located in Terminal 3, near Hammerhead Gate 36.

*Offer valid for YYZ air crew, and GTAA and Toronto Pearson employees only upon presentation of a RAIC and depending on availability. Employees who do not work in Terminal 3 cannot use the offer unless they are there for a valid work reason and/or are travelling as a passenger. Additional services not listed will be charged at regular price.

More news

  • Learn how to spot human trafficking at Toronto Pearson. Take an interactive e-learning course designed for airport workers and help play a role in disrupting human trafficking.
  • Info Sessions available – Do you want to know more about changes to air travel at Toronto Pearson and how our Healthy Airport measures protect both employees and passengers? If you missed one of our info sessions, you can watch it here at your convenience:

Healthy Employees

  • Since 2020, everyone at Toronto Pearson has been working to provide a Healthy Airport experience. Things may look a little different, but every change has been made with your health and the safety of our passengers in mind. Learn about new measures to keep you healthy at work.
  • The Toronto Pearson COVID-19 Case Log - Developed in partnership with the GTAA and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) this voluntary airport-wide case log provides basic, anonymous information about COVID-19 cases in the Toronto Pearson workforce. See the current log.

What our passengers will experience

When our passengers are ready to travel, we’ll be here to help them do it safely, with new processes, communications, and tools to help reassure them about their travel experience. Together, we can work to ensure a positive journey for our passengers as we all adjust to the changes in travel.

This is what passengers can expect.

Take a look at the new Departures experience for our passengers

COVID-19 testing options for departing passengers.

Getting to work and parking

Daily Park Terminal garages remain open to employees who are a part of the Employee Parking program. Employee parking has resumed in the Value Park Garage and Value Park Station South Lot is temporarily closed. The Viscount Station Reserved Lot will be closed for the winter.

The Parking Permit Office is closed for walk-in service. They are available to assist by email at parkingpermit@gtaa.com or 416-776-2820.

The Terminal Link train has resumed dual-train service. See the full schedule.

Many transit providers are operating on limited schedules on airport-area routes. Check with your preferred transit provider for current schedules:

Food and shopping

Due to lower passenger traffic, some shopping and food locations may be closed. Find out what’s open.

  • Quick service restaurants are open but their seating is closed.
  • Sit down restaurants have seating available, following physical distancing guidelines.
  • The Terminal 1 food hall remains closed.
  • To save time on your breaks and avoid queuing, Uber Eats mobile order pickup is available in both Terminals 1 and 3. Simply download the Uber Eats app on Google Play or the Apple App store, order your food ahead and pick it up at the location when it’s ready. Whether you’re pre-security, at the gate or moving through the terminals, grab and go with Uber Eats mobile ordering!

Resources for airport workers

Pearson Works! Online -Pearson Works! Online is a collaboration between the GTAA, the Toronto Airport Workers Council, and 20+ community services organizations committed to ready the industry’s workforce for post-COVID and beyond. This virtual resource centre includes training and development opportunities; Access to community resources for employment, housing, mental health and food security and the latest information on available government supports.

GTAA and the Toronto Airport Worker’s Council release statement on joint efforts to keep workers and passengers safe

The GTAA and Toronto Airport Worker’s Council (TAWC) met to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Toronto Pearson. Discussions focused on efforts to ensure the health and safety of workers who continue to service the airport, as well as workforce recovery strategies for airport workers and employers who have experienced significant difficulties of the virus. Read the full statement.

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