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Training & Recruitment

Training & Recruitment

Meeting the requirements

To apply for a career as an Air Traffic Controller or Flight Service Specialist, you must meet the following basic requirements prior to applying:

  • be 18 years or older,
  • have a high school diploma, or equivalency,
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,
  • air traffic services is a safety sensitive position. As such, offers of employment are subject to pre-employment drug screening.
  • meet language requirements (a high level of proficiency in English and French for the Montreal Flight Information Region (including the National Capital Region), English for all other regions).
  • be 18 years or older,
  • have a high school diploma, or equivalency,
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,
  • meet language requirements (a high level of proficiency in English and French for the Montreal Flight Information Region (including the National Capital Region), English for all other regions).
  • air traffic services is a safety sensitive position. As such, offers of employment are subject to pre-employment drug screening.

In addition, you must be willing to relocate, must meet medical requirements, be prepared to undergo a security check, and be available for training in the next 18 months.

Where fit is everything

We’re looking for individuals who are the best possible fit for training, the career and the Company. You do not need to have a background in aviation because NAV CANADA
provides all the training necessary to become an air traffic control or Flight Service Specialist.

Here are some of the qualities we look for in applicants:

sharp judgement

We need people who can process a lot of information and make a quick – and correct – decision.

a clear voice and keen hearing

Communications with aircraft are specific and concise.

strong motivation

Training is challenging. In order to succeed, you must invest the time necessary to get it right. If you fall behind in training, it will be hard to catch up.

good memory

In training, you’ll need to learn the rules of aviation inside-out. On-the-job, you’ll be keeping track of a lot of information at the same time.

EXCELLENT PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITIES

When no two days are the same, you need to be able to apply your training to the situation and prioritize tasks to ensure safety.

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Where You Might be Posted

The country is broken down into seven flight information regions – known respectively as the Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Moncton and Gander flight information regions. When you apply to the company, you apply to one of these regions and, at completion of training, are normally posted to one of the locations in the region.

The location you will work at will depend on which of the four air traffic services careers you are suited for. Note that you will be posted within the region you applied. The location you are posted at is based on operational requirements.

Area controllers remain at the ACC they have trained in. Tower controllers can be posted to any tower in their respective region, based on vacancies and operational requirements.

As a flight service specialist, you can also be posted to any site but your first posting is more likely to be one of the following stations:

Where You Might be Posted

The country is broken down into seven flight information regions – known respectively as the Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Moncton and Gander flight information regions. When you apply to the company, you apply to one of these regions and, at completion of training, are normally posted to one of the locations in the region.

The location you will work at will depend on which of the four air traffic services careers you are suited for. Note that you will be posted within the region you applied. The location you are posted at is based on operational requirements.

Area controllers remain at the ACC they have trained in. Tower controllers can be posted to any tower in their respective region, based on vacancies and operational requirements.

As a flight service specialist, you can also be posted to any site but your first posting is more likely to be one of the following stations:

  • Whitehourse
  • Port Hardy
  • Terrace
  • Smithers
  • Fort St. John
  • Williams Lake
  • Inuvik
  • Norman Wells
  • Fort Nelson
  • Yellowknife
  • High Level
  • Whitecourt
  • Lloydminster
  • La Ronge
  • Prince Albert
  • Rankin Inlet
  • Churchill
  • Thompson
  • Kenora
  • Sioux Lookout
  • Timmins
  • Iqaluit
  • Kuujuaq
  • Wabush
  • La Grande Rivière
  • Sept-Iles
  • Rouyn
  • Val-d’Or
  • Iles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Fort Nelson
  • Yellowknife
  • High Level
  • Whitecourt
  • Lloydminster
  • La Ronge
  • Prince Albert
  • Rankin Inlet
  • Churchill
  • Thompson
  • Kenora
  • Sioux Lookout
  • Timmins
  • Iqaluit

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