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COVID-19 Information

NAV CANADA plays a vital role in maintaining the safety of Canada’s skies, and helping passenger and cargo aircraft reach their destinations. We are monitoring and responding to the evolving impacts of COVID-19 in real time, while continuing, as always, to keep safety as our top priority.​

Latest update from NAV CANADA

Keeping Canada’s skies safe during COVID-19

March 27, 2020 - NAV CANADA’s top priority is the continued safety of Canadian skies, and the safety of our employees. All of our operations are functioning without interruption and we do not anticipate disruptions given the measures we’ve taken in preparation for, and in response to COVID-19. 

We are working closely with airports and airlines to respond to changes in air traffic demand to ensure that air traffic continues to operate safely and efficiently across the country. 

NAV CANADA has been proactive in its response to COVID-19, first introducing preventative measures in early February. As the situation continued to evolve globally and across Canada, we have continued to adjust and escalate measures appropriately. This includes enhancing cleaning and hygiene measures, eliminating non-essential travel, teleworking for employees where possible, and limiting access to facilities to the business-critical employees who can’t perform their duties from home. 

NAV CANADA is at a high degree of readiness, with contingency plans in place to ensure the continued safety of Canadian skies. 

All COVID-19 updates from NAV CANADA

​March 27, 2020 Keeping Canada’s skies safe during COVID-19​
March 16, 2020 NAV CANADA supports international air traffic in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal​
​March 15, 2020 ​NAV CENTRE closure
​​March 13, 2020 NAV CANADA’s response to COVID-19


Preventing the spread of COVID-19 at NAV CANADA

Safety – now and always – is NAV CANADA’s top priority. To protect the health and safety of employees, the company is closely monitoring and following recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization to minimize the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19. 

The precautionary measures include:

  • Essential employees, those who are in positions that are required to ensure safe air traffic services (control, advisory and system support), are reporting to their usual working position and non-essential employees are being enabled and encouraged to work remotely
  • Increasing measures regarding access to our facilities and travel
  • Enhancing cleaning and hygiene measures​

Operational impacts of COVID-19

At this time, there are no operational impacts as a result of COVID-19. Air traffic across the country continues to operate safely and efficiently.​​​​​

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