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Transportation officers and controllers

This minor group includes air pilots, flight engineers, flight instructors, air traffic controllers, flight service specialists, flight dispatchers, water transport deck and engineer officers, railway traffic controllers, and marine traffic regulators working in air transportation, airport services, water transport, and railway transport. They are employed by airline, air freight, air services, and marine transportation companies; flying schools, and other public and private sector aircraft operators; port, harbour, canal, and lock authorities; and NAV Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Canadian Coast Guard, and other federal government departments.

2271 · Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors
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Air pilots fly fixed wing aircraft and helicopters to provide air transportation and other services such as crop spraying and aerial surveying. Flight engineers assist air pilots with monitoring, troubleshooting and maintenance of aircraft systems and with pre- and post-flight inspections. Flying instructors teach flying techniques and procedures to student and licensed pilots. Air pilots,…

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2272 · Air traffic controllers and related occupations
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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…

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2273 · Deck officers, water transport
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Deck officers, water transport, operate and command ships or self-propelled vessels to transport passengers and cargo on oceans and coastal and inland waters, and supervise and co-ordinate the activities of deck crews. This unit group also includes Canadian Coast Guard deck officers. They are employed by marine transportation companies and federal government departments.

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2274 · Engineer officers, water transport
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Engineer officers, water transport, operate and maintain main engines, machinery and auxiliary equipment aboard ships and other self-propelled vessels, and supervise and co-ordinate the activities of engine room crews. They are employed by marine transportation companies and federal government departments.

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2275 · Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators
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Railway traffic controllers co-ordinate passenger and freight train traffic on railways. They are employed by rail transport companies. Marine traffic regulators monitor and regulate coastal and inland marine traffic within assigned waterways. They are employed by port, harbour, canal and lock authorities and by the Canadian Coast Guard.

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