Summary Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) Operator - Railway Traffic near Calgary (AB)
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "centralized traffic control (CTC) operator - railway traffic" was moved from the group Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators (NOC 2275) to the group Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators (NOC 72604).
Find key facts and figures about working as a centralized traffic control (CTC) operator - railway traffic. The following information is applicable to all Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators (NOC 72604).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Railway traffic controllers coordinate passenger and freight train traffic on railways. They are employed by rail transport companies. Marine traffic regulators monitor and regulate coastal and inland marine traffic within assigned waterways. They are employed by port, harbour, canal and lock authorities and by the Canadian Coast Guard.
College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
Median wage in the Calgary Region
The job prospects are fair in the Calgary Region
advertised in Alberta
- Direct and monitor vessel movements
- Operate and monitor centralized traffic control systems to co-ordinate and follow railway traffic
- Chart train movements
- Relay information to next marine traffic control sector
- Train and supervise staff
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