Summer Student Program


If you are a high school or university student enrolled in full-time education and interested in giving a career at NAV CANADA a test flight, consider our Summer Student Program.


Our four month work-term period runs from May to August and gives you the chance to gain valuable experience working side by side with our team of professionals, meeting other students and developing your network.


Depending on the location, positions may be open in Human Resources, Finance, Technical Operations, Operations Support, Engineering, Information Management, Safety and Quality and Legal and Corporate Services.


To be eligible, students must:


·         be over the age of 16 returning to their studies in the fall
·         legally able to work in Canada and
·         have proof of your school enrollment

If you are over 18 years of age, you must also complete a police or criminal record check.

The application period is open from January to mid-February each year. Late applications are not accepted.

To view our Summer Student postings, please visit our Career Opportunities.

When applying to a position, you will be required to create a profile and answer pre-screening questions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Did you receive my application?
When you apply for a position online you automatically receive an acknowledgement indicating your application was successfully received. Please make sure your e-mail address is entered correctly to ensure proper delivery of your confirmation e-mail.
NOTE: Hardcopy applications will not be acknowledged.
What is the status of my application?
We receive a high volume of applications and cannot provide status updates on individual applications. Generally, we will commence the applicant review process after the official closing date of the competition.
When are the interviews? When will I be contacted?
We will commence the applicant review process after the official closing date of the competition.
Hiring managers will be initially selecting and contacting successful candidates between February and March. The majority of, but not all, summer students start employment with NAV CANADA the first week of May. However, summer hiring continues on into the summer months and candidates may still be contacted throughout the months of May, June, July and August.
How will I be notified?
The usual method of contacting applicants is by telephone. However, hiring managers may choose to contact you by other means, such as e-mail.
NOTE: You will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview.​​​​​​
If I’m offered a position, what documentation must I provide?
If successful, the following documents will be required prior to being hired:
·         Proof of age documentation
·         Proof of student status
·         Void cheque from a financial institution
·         Social insurance card