Choose Your Aviation Career Flight Path - TP 14989

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Thinking about a career in aviation?

Can you see yourself:


Climbing under the hood of a jumbo jet?

Helping design new aircraft?

Meeting new people and exploring new places?

While you:


Maintain the safety and security of aviation for all Canadians.

Help keep Canada's aviation industry one of the safest in the world.

Work in one of the most vibrant aviation industries in the world.

Make aviation safety the focus of your career.

Where can a career in aviation take you?

A career in Canada's aviation industry or with Transport Canada offers a wide range of career options and opportunities. They include:

Aircraft design, systems engineering, testing, search and rescue, human factors, piloting, air traffic control, jet mechanics, electrical engineering, computer systems, airport management, space exploration, customer service, and much more!

Can you see yourself with a career in aviation?

Civil Aviation Safety Inspectors

Canada's aviation industry makes safety a priority. With a career in aviation safety, you will contribute to Canada's internationally recognized and envied aviation safety record.

Transport Canada Civil Aviation Safety Inspectors are involved in the drafting of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and conduct inspections to hold the industry to the highest safety standards.

Aeronautical Engineers and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

Canadian aircraft are designed, manufactured and maintained to the highest standards thanks to aeronautical engineers and aircraft maintenance engineer.

At Transport Canada, aeronautical engineers and aircraft maintenance engineers review and certify new aircraft designs; inspect electrical and mechanical systems; inspect manufacturing equipment and power plants; and certify the airworthiness of all aeronautical products in Canada.

Flight Crew

Can you see yourself taking command of a jet as a licensed pilot, or working as a flight attendant ensuring the comfort and safety of your passengers? Many opportunities exist in both commercial and private aviation.

Transport Canada certifies all pilots in Canada and conducts regular flight crew inspections and safety drills. Transport Canada also inspects airline operations-on the ground and in the air-all to guarantee they meet the highest safety standards.

Air Traffic Controllers and Airport Operators

Do you imagine yourself working in the fast-paced environment of the air traffic control tower, or managing the day-to-day operations of an airport? A career in aviation could make it a reality.

Transport Canada employs specialists in airspace management, wildlife control, runway operations, airport management, firefighting and emergency response, and security-but these are just a few of the career options available!

In 2007, Canada saw more than 71 million trips by air.

Canada maintains one of the most enviable safety records in the world.

Choosing your career flight path?

Discover a wide range of aviation careers, including:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineers
  • Air Traffic Controllers
  • Aircraft Designers
  • Flight Attendants
  • Inspectors
  • Mechanics
  • Machinists
  • Pilots
  • Technologists
  • Technicians

Aviation companies are always looking for people with specialized education in:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Metallurgy
  • Avionics
  • Gas Dynamics
  • Microelectronics

Ready for takeoff?

To learn more, talk to a career or academic advisor, call Transport Canada at 1-800-305-2059, or visit us on the Web at:

Members of the Canadian Air and Space Network work together to promote and support Canada's aviation industry.

Aerospace Industries Assocation of Canada

Air Cadet League of Canada

Air Force Association of Canada

Air Transport Association of Canada

Canada Aviation Museum

Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame

Canadian Aeronautical Preservation Association

Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

Canadian Airports Council

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented
by the Minister of Transport, 2010.
TP 14989
Catalogue No.: T52-4/36-2010
ISBN: 978-1-100-51140-5