Job requirements Aircraft Rotary Mechanical Systems Technician near Whitehorse (YT)
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "aircraft rotary mechanical systems technician" was moved from the group Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors (NOC 7315) to the group Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors (NOC 72404).
Find out what you typically need to work as an aircraft rotary mechanical systems technician near Whitehorse (YT). These requirements are applicable to all Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors (NOC 72404).
This is what you typically need for the job.
- Completion of secondary school is required.
- A college diploma in aircraft maintenance or completion of a four-year apprenticeship program is usually required.
- Several years of on-the-job training are required for aircraft mechanics.
- Aircraft mechanics and inspectors who sign maintenance releases and certify airworthiness require an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's (AME) licence issued by Transport Canada.
- Trade certification for aircraft maintenance engineers is available, but voluntary, in Ontario, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
- Trade certification for aircraft structural technicians is available, but voluntary, in British Columbia.
Professional certification and licensing
You might need to get a professional licence from a regulatory authority before you can start working. Licensing can be compulsory or voluntary, depending on the occupation.
- If the licence is compulsory, you must be certified before you can practise the occupation and use the professional designation.
- If the licence is voluntary, you don’t need to be certified to practise this occupation.
Find out if your occupation is regulated and contact the regulatory authority to learn about the certification process.
Do you want to work in another province or territory?
If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.
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