Air Traffic Controller (2272)


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

Occupational Profile

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)

Air Navigation Careers

Air Traffic Controller Careers

Choose Your Aviation Career Flight Path - from Transport Canada

Set Your Course- Plan your career


Academic Calendar

The University of Manitoba does not offer specialized training for Air Traffic Control. Please visit the links below for information on employment requirements.

Labour Market Information

Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.

Working in Canada - labour market information (salary, job outlook)

Alberta Learning Information Service- OCCinfo

-Air Traffic Controller - OCCinfo

Flight Service Specialist- OCCinfo

Occupational Outlook Handbook- Job outlook for the U.S.

Professional Associations

Student members of professional associations may access direct events, directories, job postings, and labour market information. This is a great way to learn and network.

The Canadian Air Traffic Control Association

National Air Traffic Controllers Association (U.S.)

 Directories, Industry Associations and Sector Councils

These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.

Nav Canada

Federal Aviation Administration (U.S.)

Air Traffic Control Websites - from Thirty Thousand Feet Aviation Directory

Links to Sites

Search occupations of interest to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs.

Information for foreign-trained Air Traffic Controllers - from the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials



Date modified: August 2017