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by chobs
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: In-person interview questions (Nav Canada)
Replies: 3
Views: 3082

Re: In-person interview questions (Nav Canada)

Definitely a shorter and easier interview than the phone. They want you to demonstrate a clear understanding of the company and what they do and not just ATC stuff, but other branches and how it all works together and differences between IR, VFR and FSS. It wouldn't hurt to know some other stuff abo...
by chobs
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Trainee Tax Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2911

Trainee Tax Question

Hi, For all those who have been through training in the past year or so (since Nav Canada started paying trainees right from the get go) .... What box did you file your training income (the grant/bursary/whatever they called it when you were in your generic course) on your tax return? Did you pay ta...
by chobs
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Moncton referral program of 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 3251

Re: Moncton referral program of 2016

I don't know how true this is but I have heard from an employee that Moncton is overstaffed because residents have been sent to work out of province and are trying to come back. I would suggest that you try to get in contact with someone there to validate my saying. If it is really overstaff and no...
by chobs
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: How long did any of you current controllers/trainees take to get your offer
Replies: 18
Views: 6278

Re: How long did any of you current controllers/trainees take to get your offer

First application. I was streamed IFR. Got a course offer (VFR) probably about a month or two after I was streamed. I got very lucky with the timing of my application process. What FIR are you? And have you followed up with them to see what the status of your application is? Just to continue to show...
by chobs
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: FSS Course (YQM) - What to expect?
Replies: 4
Views: 3688

Re: FSS Course (YQM) - What to expect?

Also I've heard the FSS exam is pretty different than the IFR/VFR exams (you're IFR, right?), but most of my intel is from people speculating on forums, so I don't really know. . Correct. Tower controller here who did my course last spring... As noted below from an FSS trainee, their test is 50 mul...
by chobs
Sat May 27, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YQM application process
Replies: 6
Views: 4900

Re: YQM application process

Just waiting now for the invite to the In person Interview, been 5 months, hopefully it comes soon :) You did get a green light on your phone interview? I know there are delays but five months seems like a long time between that step. And I know a VFR, IFR and FSS course are currently ongoing, so t...
by chobs
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: a question about the ITA exam for those who have taken it
Replies: 7
Views: 4092

Re: a question about the ITA exam for those who have taken it

The format however is pretty much the same with the exception of there being quite a few definitions that you will need to have down word for word. Really? When did you write your ITA? I wrote mine this past summer and I would disagree strongly with that statement. As I remember, we only had one ac...
by chobs
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Online Testing Results ATS
Replies: 4
Views: 3308

Re: Online Testing Results ATS

I made it all the way though and answered 27 questions and believe I threw out a last second guess on number 28. Or maybe it was 26 and guess on 27. Either way as noted that is merely a first step. It will determine whether you get invited to an in person session but further testing will determine i...
by chobs
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Training Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3253

Re: Training Question

This is awesome, mind if I PM you with a couple more questions? Thanks a million. No problem and yes feel free to PM me with anything. Thanks everyone else for clarifying and adding to my comments. My advice and it is what I did - don't fixate on 'oh I can still fail this but be ok' or paying a lot...
by chobs
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Training Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3253

Re: Training Question


Did the candidates who failed the written test not get a retest? Or once you fail you are done type thing??
Yes, you do get a retest or re-eval if you fail in the sim. Sadly though in this case they failed the retest too, which yes leads to cease training.
by chobs
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Training Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3253

Re: Training Question

I'm VFR and finished my course this past summer and have been in on the job training since fall. There was no real typical day on course as it could vary depending on whether we were in the sim, in the class or if our schedule had to change because our course was the same time as the FSS course and ...
by chobs
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Moncton training calls?
Replies: 6
Views: 2096

Re: Moncton training calls?

Congrats and good luck TGSky!
by chobs
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Anyone on here from the Moncton FIR November 17th assessment?
Replies: 2
Views: 1986

Re: Anyone on here from the Moncton FIR November 17th assessment?

I know the next VFR course has already been loaded and also the next IFR one too, although I'm not completely sure. Not sure at all about the status of FSS courses. Although if you aren't even yet in the candidate pool/haven't had your final interview it would be my educated guess that you might be ...
by chobs
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?
Replies: 71
Views: 11969

Re: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?

Still wondering if anyone was offered IFR training in Moncton. I was hoping to connect for study help with the ITA. There is a lot of material and it may be good to bounce ideas off each other or quiz each other. Let me know. Send me a PM. Having done the ITA in May, I can definitely help you out w...
by chobs
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?
Replies: 71
Views: 11969

Re: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?

Freakflyer wrote:Got my call a couple of days ago. Just got all the paperwork in. Now to begin studying...Eesh!
Congrats! For IFR? When is the course starting?
by chobs
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: What to know before training starts
Replies: 7
Views: 2295

Re: What to know before training starts

I wouldn't really bother learning that before you get started. There's a list of like 60 or so (I'm going by memory here) airport identifiers you need to have memorized (Canadian, US and international), but you should have plenty of time to learn them before the ITA.
by chobs
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Just applied
Replies: 8
Views: 2732

Re: Just applied

If I'm not mistaken, Moncton is training FSS people for national positions as opposed to just in the FIR. You are not mistaken. While VFR and IFR training is typically done in the FIR for the FIR, I know the last course in Moncton anyway did send all 3 who made it through outside of the region and ...
by chobs
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?
Replies: 71
Views: 11969

Re: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?

From what I understand, offers for Moncton training will come out around the end of the year. VFR should start in February/March and IFR in April. So, I am guessing offers for VFR would be first and then offers for IFR training. Just wondering, since I qualified for IFR stream and if NAV Canada cal...
by chobs
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CBT - Introduction to aviation
Replies: 3
Views: 3180

Re: CBT - Introduction to aviation

I've definitely heard of people who have had that much time or less to prepare. And if you are now off work and focusing full time on the ITA, you will be fine. It's also possible (but not guaranteed, you can check with your instructors) that you will have some in-class time devoted to studying the ...
by chobs
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?
Replies: 71
Views: 11969

Re: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?

ScGhost0 wrote:Also got the green light, streamed IFR. Was hoping for VFR but I'm happy nonetheless! Congrats to you too TGSky!
You may still end up VFR. I was streamed IFR and that was my preference but I got a VFR course offer and thats where I ended up (and am now quite happy about it!). So you never know.
by chobs
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Differences between the referral process and normal application process
Replies: 14
Views: 2865

Re: Differences between the referral process and normal application process

Online: 8-20 months of waiting for a light to change Colour. Involving an in person exam and 2 interviews. Referral: 1 day of testing and a practice simulation. Followed by an interview if you succeed. I know of people who have been placed on a course within 10 days of showing interest. The wait is...
by chobs
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?
Replies: 71
Views: 11969

Re: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?

Interesting. Is the simulation testing for everyone or is it just for the referral ppl? Unless something is changed, the simulation testing is just for the referral people. During my interview I got to try some things on the simulator, but it wasn't anything ranked or graded. It's possible however ...
by chobs
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?
Replies: 71
Views: 11969

Re: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?

Sweet, thanks for the responses. Does it happen to get a green check but no call for a course? Any idea how common that might be? Yes, you can get a green check but no call for a course. I know people who are still in the waiting pool who didn't get offered a course last time around. It all depends...
by chobs
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?
Replies: 71
Views: 11969

Re: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?

Correct. You watch the dashboard and eventually it will (hopefully) turn green. The next step if you are fortunate enough is you will be called in person when they have a course offer for you.
by chobs
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ITA Questions, and hopefully a little positivity.
Replies: 35
Views: 8243

Re: ITA Questions, and hopefully a little positivity.

Yeah hopefully... I still have a lot to get through I'm on the VFR course in YYZ All I can say is, watch out for GKNC in the simulator (he never seems to catch his call sign). :mrgreen: . I never had any issue with GKNC, but FPOV caused me some trouble one of the sim evals when he cut in, in front ...

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