Air traffic controllers and related occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2272  ·  Browse All 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.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Air Traffic Control Assistant
  • Air Traffic Control Chief
  • Air Traffic Control Officer
  • Air Traffic Controller (ATC)
  • Air Traffic Co-ordinator
  • Airline Dispatcher
  • Airport Air Traffic Controller
  • ATC (air Traffic Controller)
  • Chief Air Traffic Controller
  • Enroute Air Traffic Controller
  • Flight Dispatch Assistant
  • Flight Dispatcher
  • Flight Operations Officer
  • Flight Service Specialist (FSS)
  • Head Air Traffic Controller
  • Instrument Flight Rules Air Traffic Controller
  • Terminal Air Traffic Controller
  • Tower Controller - Air Traffic
  • Visual Flight Rules Air Traffic Controller
  • Air Traffic Controller (ATC)
  • Airport Air Traffic Controller
  • Enroute Air Traffic Controller
  • Flight Dispatcher
  • Flight Service Specialist (FSS)
  • Instrument Flight Rules Air Traffic Controller
  • Terminal Air Traffic Controller
  • Visual Flight Rules Air Traffic Controller

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for air traffic controllers and related occupations.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for air traffic controllers and related occupations.

Sex Median Income
Male $0
Female $0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for air traffic controllers and related occupations

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 0
25 to 34 years 10
35 to 44 years 10
45 to 54 years 0
55 to 64 years 0
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 15
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Industry

This chart outlines regional employment participation by industry for air traffic controllers and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated industry, or refer to the table below.

Industry Employed Individuals
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0
Utilities 0
Construction 0
Manufacturing 0
Wholesale trade 0
Retail trade 0
Transportation and warehousing 15
Information and cultural industries 0
Finance and insurance 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 0
Professional, scientific and technical services 0
Management of companies and enterprises 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 0
Educational services 0
Health care and social assistance 0
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0
Accommodation and food services 0
Other services 0
Public administration 0
Not Applicable 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for air traffic controllers and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 0
Part Time 15
Total 15
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for air traffic controllers and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 15
Female 0
Total 15
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for air traffic controllers and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 15
Self Employed 0
Total 15
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for air traffic controllers and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 15
Unemployed 0
Total 15
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for air traffic controllers and related occupations. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 0
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 10
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 10
Total 15
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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