While there is no preparation required for the standard tests we administer, there is an opportunity to prepare for the w-SIM, a paper-based simulation test. The preparation material for the w-SIM will be available to you when you RSVP to an Assessment invite. The document named “Preparing for the w-SIM” will provide you with the necessary information and sample questions to get ready for your testing day. It’s in your best interest to ensure you are familiar with all the information in this document prior to your session date.In addition to preparing for the w-SIM, the next best thing you can do is make sure you’re well rested. While a variety of commercial preparation programs may be available, NAV CANADA does not endorse any.
Each test we administer has a certain “pass or cut” score. You must successfully pass each test in order to be considered for the subsequent hurdle. We are not normally able to provide feedback on individual assessment performance.
Our operational requirements vary each year, but roughly 100 to 200 individuals enter our training programs each year. Although subject to operational requirements, courses normally begin at the beginning of the calendar year, the spring and the autumn.
Not everyone selected for training qualifies in the end. The selection process ensures you have the basic aptitudes needed to be successful. We’ll also provide the training resources to help you succeed. Unfortunately, not all candidates are successful in training.
You’ll start to receive a student allowance/or training salary as soon as you begin your training. The allowance/or salary and the amount depends on your stream. After you successfully complete the first phase of training, you will begin on-the-job training and will earn a student training salary of approximately $38,000 to $44,000 per year. Your salary increases significantly once you’re fully qualified or certified.
Exact dates are provided to those who are invited to participate in a testing session. We are currently holding sessions ~3 times a year in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Montreal, approximately ~2 times a year in Vancouver, Toronto and Moncton. Gander region hosts an assessment session approximately once per year. Frequency will vary from year to year. To be considered for these sessions online application and tests need to be completed.