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Technical Services Technologist FAQ


Technical Services Technologist Trainee positions for all NAV CANADA locations are posted on our careers portalOpen a new window.

Aviation experience is not required. However, you must meet our eligibility requirements, bring a willingness to learn and have a desire to take charge of your career.


The selection process may take three to four months.

We use a range of selection activities, including interviews and skill assessments.


NAV CANADA continuously focuses on cultivating and supporting high-performance teams. You will start off with comprehensive training that will continue throughout your career. You will be in the driver's seat for a large portion of your learning path. You will participate in technical equipment training, both virtually and in-class, and receive on-the-job mentoring, as well as complete continuing competency activities.

Our technical services team supports many different systems. Depending on your role and location, we will train you on industry standard aviation and air traffic control systems, including aviation weather equipment, radar, remote telecommunication links, and many other systems proprietary to NAV CANADA. 

Technical services technologist trainees will be promoted to a working level technical services technologist after they’ve completed their three-phase training program. Training typically takes between two to three years.

Our training is delivered using various formats, both virtually and in-person. In-class training will take place in Cornwall, Ontario and your home region. On the job training will happen in your home region. Depending on the position, you may travel periodically to one of our training partner’s facilities in Canada or USA. There is also self-led training that you will do at your own pace from your work location.

Salary and Benefits

Yes. As a technical services technologist trainee, you are entitled to benefits under our benefits plan for represented employees.

Yes. As a technical services technologist trainee, your starting salary will be approximately $44,000 and you will be eligible for salary increases as you progress through each stage of training.

Yes. As a technical services technologist trainee, you are governed the IBEW 2228 Collective AgreementOpen a new window and therefore, are entitled to all provisions, such as overtime pay and premiums.


While this is dependent on the region, CNS technical services technologists will typically travel between 30-45 nights per year. This can vary due to work demands as most of the work is not located at the service centre. This is over and above the training requirements. In the first one to four years, a CNS technical services technologist trainee can expect between 75-100 nights away from home, depending on the location, availability of training courses, and training needs.

An ATM technical services technologist trainee can expect to travel depending on the availability of training courses, and training needs.