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by stabilizedapproach
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Assessment (Feb 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 9569

Re: YYZ Assessment (Feb 2019)

Only a few standby are made, just in case a confirmed says no.

Some courses have a few from the standby list, some have none. Your odds basically depend on how eager the people with a confirmed offer are.
by stabilizedapproach
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YVR Training Offers
Replies: 11
Views: 1473

Re: YVR Training Offers

standby is exactly that - if someone doesn't want the seat, then they start looking at the standby list. A course likely won't start unless it's full.

IFR started a few days ago, so this will be VFR. FSS train in Kamloops now.
by stabilizedapproach
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Assessment (Feb 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 9569

Re: YYZ Assessment (Feb 2019)

I did the in person assessment in vancouver in jan
If I’m not mistaken, I heard someone say their format was FEAST in late February. Could’ve been describing it wrong. You might’ve been the last to take the old assessment.
by stabilizedapproach
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Realities of Nav Canada and family
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Realities of Nav Canada and family

Hard to say because it all depends on operational needs. Probably a reasonable chance though.
by stabilizedapproach
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Realities of Nav Canada and family
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Realities of Nav Canada and family

It won’t exclude you. They’re looking for aptitude so if you have what it takes, they’ll try. Keep in mind that they’re so specific as to what they’re looking for that if you have it, they won’t care about external factors. You will need support regardless of whether you have kids. Training will be ...
by stabilizedapproach
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: How is VFR FIR assigned?
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: How is VFR FIR assigned?

I believe you can put your name on a bid list two years after qualification. If it is a popular tower, you’ll be competing with controllers who have more seniority than you.
by stabilizedapproach
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: How is VFR FIR assigned?
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: How is VFR FIR assigned?

For national courses, the FIR you are assigned is based on operational needs of the company. You would be told beforehand if it is a national course. Yes could be sent across the country if there was a need for that - no, they most likely won't tell you where in the country you're going until the en...
by stabilizedapproach
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: FEAST
Replies: 22
Views: 2826

Re: FEAST

This job isn’t about math, so no fractions

All the math you need you’ve covered in elementary school - probably before grade 4
by stabilizedapproach
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: FEAST
Replies: 22
Views: 2826

Re: FEAST

The math you need to know for FEAST is how to add, subtract, multiply and divide. All in single digits too.
by stabilizedapproach
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Assessment (Feb 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 9569

Re: YYZ Assessment (Feb 2019)

The best preparation you can do is be fully rested for the rest. It will be a grueling day and your brain will need to fire on all cylinders every minute of it.
by stabilizedapproach
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Ita exam questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: Ita exam questions

though i do disagree with what someone else suggested saying basically "memorize word for word the entire TCAIM, MATS, MANOPS and the oxford english dictionary before stepping foot in the door" that seems like an unhelpful reply, information overload gets no one anywhere. there are like 350+ design...
by stabilizedapproach
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Ita exam questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: Ita exam questions

Use Quizlet to help. You can even find flashcards others made online but use those with a grain of salt. Try to find associations and anything you can use as memory aids. Airlines and destination are especially important for IFR, much more so than VFR. Once you hit your specialty, you'll have even m...
by stabilizedapproach
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Ita exam questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1674

Re: Ita exam questions

Remember literally everything. All of it is testable.
by stabilizedapproach
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Newbie questions regarding IFR vs VFR
Replies: 6
Views: 1821

Re: Newbie questions regarding IFR vs VFR

Hmm. One other question, and I'd like input from anyone: What do you think differentiates someone who would fit better as an IFR or VFR? Like, is it a personality difference? Or the way they communicate? Or the way they handle stress? Or a mathematical mind vs an artist mind? Or? The way it was exp...
by stabilizedapproach
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YVR phone interview
Replies: 155
Views: 16521

Re: YVR phone interview

If so, how long until we are actually notified of that? Thanks. If it’s anything like before, moving onto the next step keeps your application valid for 18 months. If you are loaded onto a class, you will find out a few months before your start date. An IFR and VFR class started a few months ago, a...
by stabilizedapproach
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YVR phone interview
Replies: 155
Views: 16521

Re: YVR phone interview

It sounds like a VFR class started in September so an April start is unlikely. Classes do not run back to back like that.
by stabilizedapproach
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YVR phone interview
Replies: 155
Views: 16521

Re: YVR phone interview

Questions 1. For those interviewing right now, have they mentioned when the next VFR training session is? 2. Has anybody gotten the green light on the whole process but then never got an offer? If they said July, I'd go with that. They are generally honest about start dates, though things are alway...
by stabilizedapproach
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: 2018 Application Inquiries
Replies: 8
Views: 1842

Re: 2018 Application Inquiries

Your assumption is likely correct. If you look at the website, it says: "When you apply, you apply to one of seven flight information regions. You can choose to apply to a region other than the one in which you reside, however all testing and interviews will take place in that region, followed by tr...
by stabilizedapproach
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Anyone in YEG region willing to answer a few questions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2393

Re: Anyone in YEG region willing to answer a few questions?

1) all offers are worded this way and chances are you will stay but you agreed to move anywhere in Canada and I’m sure you said it’s okay when they interviewed you. 2) Course scores, performance and requirements 3) you don’t have to work Edmonton tower to move to terminal. Seniority bids can happen ...
by stabilizedapproach
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: NAV Canada ITA Exam Format
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: NAV Canada ITA Exam Format

Combo of short answers, multiple choice, matching, labeling. No long answers. The reviews on the ITA course are not exceptionally useful nor sufficient. If I recall (from a long time ago now), mine was out of 200 or so marks. Things change - so format might differ when you write it. Look forward to ...
by stabilizedapproach
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Reading list for an ab initio applicant to try and get ahead?
Replies: 4
Views: 798

Re: Reading list for an ab initio applicant to try and get ahead?

You’re too early in the process to read anything at all, but if you’re so inclined to do something, reading From the Ground Up will not hurt you. Doing that having just passed the online testing is too early; I’d say it’s more of a thing to do after you pass the in-person interview and get streamed ...
by stabilizedapproach
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YVR phone interview
Replies: 155
Views: 16521

Re: YVR phone interview

Some training offers for this fall had already been made.
by stabilizedapproach
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Question for YVR approach controllers
Replies: 2
Views: 2903

Re: Question for YVR approach controllers

An unrestricted descent just means you are waived from meeting the altitude restrictions on the STAR (in this case at BASRA and SEBOG). If the instruction is just “descend 5000”, you are expected to meet the altitude restrictions at BASRA (>10000’) and SEBOG (>8000’), and only go down to 5000’ once ...
by stabilizedapproach
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Training Course Offers
Replies: 12
Views: 2206

Re: Training Course Offers

The company extends offers to candidates they feel are qualified for the job. If you get streamed VFR but extended an offer for FSS, then you probably have the aptitude for VFR, but other people in the pool have "more" of that same aptitude, and thus loaded for that VFR course. If you are extended a...
by stabilizedapproach
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Training Course Offers
Replies: 12
Views: 2206

Re: Training Course Offers

You're permitted to decline, but note that if you pass up on an offer and they continue adding more people to the pool, you may get ranked down. The company extends offers to people who are most suitable for the position they are hiring and there is no guarantee you will still be the most suitable o...

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