Summary Terminal Air Traffic Controller near Edmonton (AB)
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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.
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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.
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Median wage in Alberta
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The job prospects are fair in the Edmonton Region
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advertised in Alberta
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- Authorize airline flights over assigned routes
- Direct air traffic within assigned air space
- Provide pilots with information essential to aviation safety
- Co-sign flight authorization with aircraft captain
- Control moving aircraft and service vehicles at airport
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