Immigrate to Canada as an Air Traffic Controller

Can I immigrate to Canada as an Air Traffic Controller?

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as an Air Traffic Controller you’re in luck! Air Traffic Controllers are in demand right across Canada and you may be able to secure a Canadian Permanent Residency Visa either with or without a job offer.  If you are an Air Traffic Controller and have been working as an Air Traffic Controller you may qualify to immigrate to Canada.

Migrate to Canada as an Air Traffic Controller 

Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as an Air Traffic Controller is 2272. This is also known as the NOC Code for Flight Dispatcher.

No doubt you will have read online that having a job offer to move to Canada is a prerequisite to accessing the Express Entry process but as an Air Traffic Controller you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Air Traffic Controllers are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Air Traffic Controllers in Canada being so great they have included the occupation on the targeted occupations list, known as the NOC list (National Occupation Code In Demand List).

The code for Air Traffic Controllers on the NOC is 2272

This is great news for Air Traffic Controllers the world over hoping to live and work in Canada.

Express Entry for Canada is not a visa class at all, it is simply the method (or database) that Canadian Immigration uses to select the right candidates for a permanent residency visa and in that case, as an Air Traffic Controller looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.

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Air Traffic Controllers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.

Air Traffic Controllers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 2272, might be employed under work titles including: 

  • 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
  • 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
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All these roles held by an Air Traffic Controller are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 2272.

Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as an Air Traffic Controller.

In general Air Traffic Controllers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:

Main duties

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Main duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

Air traffic controllers
  • Control flow of air traffic within assigned airspace using radar monitors, radio and other communication equipment and visual references
  • Issue aircraft takeoff and landing instructions to pilots and relay meteorological, navigational and other information to pilots in flight
  • Maintain radio and telephone contact with adjacent control towers, terminal control units and other area control centres, and co-ordinate movement of aircraft into adjoining areas
  • Alert airport emergency services when aircraft are experiencing difficulties and report missing aircraft to search and rescue services
  • Direct activities of all moving aircraft and service vehicles on or near airport runways.
Flight service specialists
  • Provide pre-flight information concerning current and forecast weather conditions, radio frequencies, terrain, airports and related data to assist pilots in preparation of flight plans
  • Check flight plans for completeness and accuracy and forward flight plans to air traffic services facility
  • Respond to radio calls from aircraft preparing for takeoff or landing and supply information such as weather conditions, wind speed and direction and presence of local air traffic
  • Support air traffic control operations by relaying radio requests for flight clearances, arrival and departure information and position reports
  • Alert airport emergency services of aircraft experiencing difficulties and initiate communication searches when aircraft become overdue
  • Observe, record and report weather conditions at airports.
Flight dispatchers
  • Analyze environmental conditions and assess aircraft for load and fuel capacity and other factors to determine flight routes
  • Brief flight crew before takeoff on weather conditions, status of navigational facilities and airports en route
  • Co-sign flight authorization with aircraft captain
  • Monitor progress of flight and communicate as required with aircraft during flight
  • Delay or cancel flights if conditions warrant
  • Prepare and maintain flight plans, flight logs and other reports.
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Whilst the above is meant as a general guide do take our free online visa assessment for further information and be sure to list out your skills and qualifications in detail.

Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Flying Industry Workers desk that only represents Flying Industry Workers to immigrate to Canada. They understand your profession and can talk your language when it comes to explaining your immigration pathway and the route to securing a Canada Visa for you (and your family).

Qualifications required to Immigrate to Canada as an Air Traffic Controller 

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • A basic radio telephone operator’s licence is required.
  • Air traffic controllers and flight service specialists require completion of a NAV Canada training program which includes structured in-class and on-the-job training.
  • Air traffic controllers require an air traffic controller’s licence.
  • Flight dispatchers may require experience in air traffic control or flight operations and may require a private pilot’s licence.

How to Immigrate to Canada as an Air Traffic Controller 

The first stage in your Canadian immigration process is to calculate your Canada Immigration points for Express Entry using the Canadian Comprehensive Ranking System.

CRS Points are awarded for (amongst other things)

Age

Qualifications

English ability

French ability

Your partner’s skills

Work experience

As well as providing you with important CRS points these for Air Traffic Controllers also count towards your overall Immigration Points score which must equal or exceed a total of 67

Take our free online visa assessment for an up to date report on whether you have enough points to immigrate to Canada as an Air Traffic Controller from both an Express Entry and Immigration points perspective.

Once you receive an ITA (Invitation to apply) from Canadian Immigration as a result of your Express Entry application you’ll only have 60 days in which to lodge a formal application so under no circumstances should you lodge an Express Entry application ‘claiming’ to have certain points without first having all of your points verified through different testing, education equivalence certificates and skilled worker assessments.

Once you are invited to apply for your Canada Visa you cannot go back and have these things verified retrospectively, they must be done before you claim any points for them and given that your express entry profile is only valid for one year it makes sense to present the best possible case right from the start.

Before you lodge your express entry we will help you through the process of having your qualifications and certificates verified as required by immigration.

Can I immigrate to Canada as an Air Traffic Controller without a job offer?

The answer is a resounding yes, providing you have a reasonable total CRS score on your Express Entry application and can meet the 67 immigration point threshold for your Canada Federal Skilled Worker Visa.

Technically there is no minimum CRS score required to submit an Air Traffic Controller Canada Express Entry profile.

Of course, securing a job offer (documented in the right way for immigration purposes i.e. LMT) will give you an instant CRS boost of 200 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon as is practical.

 Air Traffic Controller Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Air Traffic Controller  code 2272 has been firmly established on the list for many years with lots of opportunity right across the country.

As a qualified new and highly skilled Permanent resident of Canada, you may work full time from day one. Air Traffic Controller Jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. The industry body for Air Traffic Controllers is the Canadian Association of Air Traffic Controllers.

Emigrate Canada are the Flying Industry Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Flying Industry Workers desk.

Emigrate Canada are ideally placed to take care of not just your immigration paperwork, but also to get you registered to work from day one.

Title: Immigrate to Canada as an Air Traffic Controller 

 Air Traffic Controller : Monty @ Emigrate Canada, Canadian Immigration Expert

Contact: @TalkToMonty

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