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Ref. # F61750

Position(s) Available

1  (Full Time)

Based in



Flight Operations >



Other Details: Reporting to Manager, Flight Dispatch

Level: As per the CALDA Collective Agreement

* in accordance with the CALDA Collective Agreement

Skills and Qualifications

Include, but not limited to, the following minimum skills and qualifications:

  • 21 years of age (Transport Canada requirement);
  • Completion of Transport Canada Flight Dispatcher’s Generic Exams (FDMET, FDOPS);
  • Valid Radiotelephone Operators Certificate;
  • Post Secondary Education (2 years);
  • Two (2) years of previous experience;
  • Post Secondary Education in a field related to Aviation or Meteorology an asset;
  • Transport Canada (or FAA) Flight Dispatcher Certification or Pilot’s License considered an asset
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARS) and Standards (CASS);
  • Proficiency with Navblue products, AIMS, Sabre, Fusion and Microsoft applications an asset;
  • Superior verbal communication skills, both listening and speaking;
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and adaptability skills;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and night shifts in a 24-7 operational environment, with a willingness to work overtime as required;
  • Ability to travel to remote Northern communities when required;
  • Ability to communicate in Inuktut a definite asset;
  • Ability to obtain and retain an Airport Restricted Area Identity Card in accordance with the Airport Restricted Area Access Clearance Program regulated by Transport Canada.

Duties and Responsibilities

Interested candidates should be able to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Exercise safe and efficient operational control over all flights operating under Type A dispatch authority, in conjunction with the Pilot In Command and in accordance with CARs and other foreign regulations;
  • Provide flight planning, route analysis and fuel calculations;
  • Revise and communicate Operational Flight Plan changes and amendments to the Pilot In Command as required in a co-authority dispatch environment;
  • Monitor and assess meteorological information disseminated through various weather agencies;
  • Flight Watch responsibilities as stipulated by the CARS and CASS;
  • Provide in depth briefings to flight crews, duty managers, and other operational staff and management as required;
  • Ensure aircraft limitations are adhered to and communicated with flight operations and maintenance personnel;
  • Coordinate with Air Traffic Control Services regarding Operational Flight Plan requirements and any related changes and/or revisions;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Is this the job for you?

Apply in writing with a cover letter and résumé to:

Canadian North Human Resources Department
Fax: 613-254-6280

Internal and External candidates will be interviewed simultaneously. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canadian North is committed to employment equity.

This advisory was posted on March 16, 2023.