Flight attendants make sure passengers and crew are safe on flights. They offer a variety of services to make flights as pleasant as possible. They also work with other crew members to help passengers in emergencies (alis). Airline pursers and flight attendants are employed by airline companies (NOC).

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The University of Manitoba does not offer any specialized educational programs leading to a career as a Flight Attendant. Please view the links below for more information about training. Flight attendants and flight pursers require the completion of secondary school and a training program approved by Transport Canada, and usually require prior experience working with the public (National Occupational Classification). Many airline companies provide their own flight attendant training in accordance with Transport Canada and some offer pathway programs with post-secondary institutions.

If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an education plan that suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant

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