Prep for the NAV Canada Air Traffic Control Test [2023]

About NAV Canada Hiring Process

Becoming an air traffic controller is no simple task. In fact, projected job growth for air traffic controllers is estimated at 1%. Furthermore, there are very few programs throughout Canada, with fierce competition to get in. In short, NAV Canada job seekers who fail to score exceptionally high on the Air Traffic Standardized Aptitude Test will not have any chance of advancing in the recruitment process. On the other hand, those who successfully pass both the test and training can expect a high salary of around 120,000 CAD. So, let JobTestPrep prepare you to fly over the competition.


NAV Canada Stage 1

Most ATC (Air Traffic Control) applicants begin their journey by applying online. Once you complete the application, you will receive an email inviting you to participate in a NAV Canada online assessment (provided by Wonderlic), also given to maintenance technician applicants.

The NAV Canada online test is a condensed 8-minute/30-question version of the full Wonderlic test. The question topics range from basic algebra and mathematical word problems to verbal knowledge and logical questions. To pass, you will need to answer 25-27 out of the 30 questions correctly. The precise number of necessary correct answers varies depending on how many people are applying for the ATC position.

Tip: Scribble down which questions you skipped to quickly return when you have reached the end of the exam.


NAV Canada Stage 2

ATC stage 2is a difficult 8-hour day at an assessment center. Since you will be competing with other job applicants, the ATC assessment center has specific dates. Thus, after you have passed the stage 1 NAV Canada assessment test, you may have to wait weeks or even months before you will be invited for the second round of the NAV Canada hiring process.

This stage is dominated by FEAST, a group of tests which help ANSPs (Air Navigation Service Providers) assess and hire the most suitable candidates for air traffic jobs. In NAV Canada, the FEAST test is broken into two parts.

ATC FEAST Part 1: In the first part of the day at the assessment center, you will likely spend most of the time in front of a computer. Question types include the scanning coordinate system, cube folding, big number comprehension, divided attention, heading conflicts, learning and applying rules, memorizing instruments, memorizing pictograms, planning ability and vigilance. After you have completed this, you will move on to FEAST part 2.

ATC FEAST Part 2: This section is primarily focused on what you will actually be required to do as an air traffic control personnel. Thus, you will be answering questions that focus on dynamic radar, multi-control, mathematical notions and strip display management. This section of the test is considered difficult and most candidates will not pass.


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NAV Canada Stage 3

If you have passed ATC stage 2, you are among the rare few who do! If you are applying to the ATC position in Montreal, part of the assessment will be conducted in French. However, past ATC applicants have admitted that this section was not very difficult. The assessment center may include individual and group interviews exercises with your peers and/or other simulations. The assessment center will last 2 days.

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