Air traffic controllers and related occupations

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2272  ยท  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 $148,585
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 Gender

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

Gender Median Income
Male $148,585
Female $66,666
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 20
25 to 34 years 15
35 to 44 years 20
45 to 54 years 40
55 to 64 years 10
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 100
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 35
Part Time 65
Total 95
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 Gender

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

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 80
Female 25
Total 105
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 105
Self Employed 0
Total 100
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 100
Unemployed 10
Total 100
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 30
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 45
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 35
Total 95
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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