Air Traffic Services Careers: Flight Service Specialist and Air Traffic Controller

  • Full Time
  • Canada

Website NAV CANADA

Serving a World in Motion

Job Summary

Interested in becoming Flight Service Specialist or Air Traffic Controller? We are looking for the best possible people to take on the responsibility of managing Canada’s airspace. Becoming a Flight Service Specialist or an Air Traffic Controller does not require any prior specialized training or experience – all training is provided by NAV CANADA – but some key qualities include:

  • Sharp Judgement
  • A clear voice and keen hearing
  • Strong motivation
  • Good memory
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities

To make sure we’re hiring top notch candidates, our recruitment and training processes are rigorous and highly competitive. To apply for a career as a Flight Service Specialist or an Air Traffic Controller, 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,

In addition, you must:
• be willing to relocate,
• be able to meet medical requirements,
• be prepared to undergo a security check and drug testing (including cannabis),
• be available for training after successful completion of the recruitment and selection process,
• Be able to meet our language requirements:
o Gander Flight Information Region: English
o Moncton Flight Information Region: English
o Montreal Flight Information Region: Bilingual (English and French)
o Toronto Flight Information Region: English
o Winnipeg Flight Information Region: English
o Edmonton Flight Information Region: English
o Vancouver Flight Information Region English

Note: Candidates applying for a career in air traffic services in the Montreal Flight Information region will be required to complete language testing to ensure they meet the bilingual language requirement.

Job Description

A career in Air Traffic Services with NAV CANADA is anything but ordinary. We manage 18 million square kilometers of Canadian and oceanic airspace, and with 40,000 customers and 3.3 million flights a year, we are one of the largest Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) in the world!

A career with NAV CANADA is both challenging and rewarding, and no two days on the job are the same. The services provided by our Flight Service Specialists and Air Traffic Controllers help pilots keep aircraft safely separated from other aircraft and obstacles, while in flight or on the ground

Our Flight Service Specialists provide timely, essential information to arriving and departing aircraft at their respective locations such as: traffic advisories, control vehicles on the ground, weather information, flight guidance and airport advisory services.

  • Flight Service Specialists (AAS) provide a wide range of essential information, from helping pilots select a runway to controlling the movement of vehicles on runways and taxiways. Our Flight Service Specialists work in Flight Service Stations located in 55 communities all across the country.
  • Flight Service Specialists (FIC) work in teams at Flight Information Centres that provide flight-planning services and deliver in-depth interpretive weather information and en-route flight information to aircraft operating in Canadian airspace. Our Flight Information Centres are located in Edmonton, Kamloops, Quebec, London, and Whitehorse.

Our Air Traffic Controllers are responsible for coordinating the safe, efficient and orderly flow of air traffic in seven flight information regions, working in Control Towers and Area Control Centres (ACCs) across the country.

  • Area Controllers, often referred to as instrument flight rules (IFR) controllers, are based out of ACCs, each of which is responsible for air traffic in a large section of Canadian airspace. Area Controllers train and work out of Area Control Centres in Vancouver (Surrey), Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto (Mississauga), Montreal (Dorval), Moncton or Gander.
  • Tower Controllers, also known as visual flight rules (VFR) controllers, have a direct view of the airport and aircraft, and use radio communication to issue instructions and clearances. After completing training, tower controllers work at one of 42 airports across Canada.

Training and Salary

Flight Service Specialist (AAS) training includes two phases: initial training (classroom and simulator) and on the job training.

  • Training Salary: $42,504
  • Average total duration of training: 8 to 11 months
  • Salary range for a certified Flight Service Specialist: $68,464 to $104,811

Flight Service Specialist (FIC) training includes two phases: classroom and pilot briefing course and on the job training.

  • Training Salary: $42,504
  • Average total duration of training: 14 to 17 months
  • Salary range for a certified Flight Service Specialist: $81,419 to $101,027

Area Controller training includes three phases: initial training, specialty training and on the job training. Both initial and specialty training include classroom and simulator portions.

  • Training Salary: $49,622
  • Average total duration for training: 20 to 27 months
  • Salary range for a certified Area Controller: $116,106 to $170,241

Tower Controller training includes two phases: initial training (classroom and simulator) and on the job training.

  • Training salary: $49,622
  • Average total duration of training: 10 to 18 months
  • Salary range for a certified Tower Controller: $84,347 to $170,241

Take the first step and complete your online application today!

NAV CANADA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. If you do not believe that you match every job requirement listed on this job posting, we still encourage you to apply. NAV CANADA encourages a culture of learning and growth, and recognizes that although some technical skills are mandatory, many others can be taught.

Our Company strives to create an inclusive and barrier-free selection process and work environment. If you require accommodations during this competition process, please ensure that you inform the interview coordinator or hiring manager of any accommodation measures you may require. NAV CANADA will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities as required.

The successful candidate must meet the security requirement of the position and be legally able to work in Canada.

At NAV CANADA, safety is our priority. We require pre-employment drug screening for all candidates offered positions designated as safety sensitive in accordance with NAV CANADA’s Drug and Alcohol policy.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit navcanada.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com.

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