Pilots fly fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to transport passengers and freight and provide other services including search and rescue, aerial surveying and spraying and crop dusting. They may also test new aircraft.
Duties May Include
Pilots perform some or all of the following duties:
Fly fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to transport passengers and freight;
Provide services including search and rescue, aerial surveying and spraying and crop dusting;
Direct activities of the aircraft crew during flights, as captain of aircraft;
Co-pilot aircraft and perform captain's duties if required, as first officer;
Test new aircraft to evaluate aircraft performance;
Train pilots to use new equipment, or prepare them for examination to re-validate or upgrade existing licences.
Examples of Titles
Chief Flying Instructor
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.