2272 Air traffic controllers and related occupations
Air traffic controllers direct air traffic within assigned airspace, and control moving aircraft and service vehicles at airports. Flight service specialists provide pilots with flight information essential to aviation safety. Flight dispatchers authorize airline flights over assigned routes. Air traffic controllers and flight service specialists are employed by NAV Canada and the Canadian Forces. Flight dispatchers are employed by airline and air services companies and by the Canadian Forces. N.O.C Occupation Description
Find more detailed information about being an Air Traffic Controller, what they do, typical duties and responsibilities and more in the links below:
National Occupational Classification - an overview of the occupation in Canada
O*NET Online- detailed occupational information
Aerospace Control Officer profile - Canadian Forces (Department of National Defence)
Choose Your Aviation Career Flight Path - from Transport Canada
Set Your Course- Plan your career
The University of Manitoba does not offer specialized training for Air Traffic Control. Please visit the links below for information on employment requirements.
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Alberta Learning Information Service- OCCinfo
-Air Traffic Controller - OCCinfo
Flight Service Specialist- OCCinfo
Occupational Outlook Handbook- Job outlook for the U.S.
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Air Traffic Control Websites - from Thirty Thousand Feet Aviation Directory
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Information for foreign-trained Air Traffic Controllers - from the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
Date modified: August 2017