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Aviation Careers: Nav Canada and Air Navigation

aviation careers: But while the 34-year-old is thriving in a job that's regularly described as one of the world's most stressful, she remains a minority in a field that's largely still dominated by men, according to Toronto Star. According to Nav Canada, the private company that manages Canadian civil air navigation, less than 25 per cent of the workforce at the Montreal control centre are women. As an air traffic controller for Nav Canada, it's her responsibility to ensure the planes swooping in and out of some of Canada's busiest airports have a safe path to take off and land without crossing paths. It's something they're trying to change, in part by teaming up with Elevate, a volunteer-run network that promotes aviation careers for women. It's a matter of educating women to the fact that it's a job out there that is available to them, about the possibility of all these great jobs that are out there, she said. Article Continued Below Bedewi says she doesn't know why more women aren't flocking to a job that often pays six figures and requires only a high school education, other than to assume they don't know about it. ( As reported in the news.