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  NOC 2275 – Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic

To apply under NOC-2275 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic perform some or all of the following duties:

Railway traffic controllers

  • Operate and monitor centralized traffic control systems to co-ordinate and follow railway traffic
  • Chart train movements, calculate arrival and departure times and record rail traffic information
  • Issue instructions to control the movement of passenger and freight train traffic and on-track mobile maintenance equipment
  • Receive, record and relay train instructions to train crew by hand or radio telephone
  • May supervise and train other railway traffic controllers.

Marine traffic regulators

  • Direct and monitor vessel movements using radar or closed circuit monitors, remote radio systems and other telecommunication equipment
  • Obtain position, course, speed and estimated arrival time of vessels and monitor vessel progress through traffic zone
  • Issue clearance instructions to vessels, advise vessels of traffic volumes and weather conditions, and relay information to next marine traffic control sector
  • Report accidents, distress signals, navigational hazards and other emergencies to authorities
  • Maintain radio and telephone contact with adjacent marine control sectors and with vessels within area of jurisdiction
  • Maintain log of vessel movements, size and structure.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic. 

NOC 2275 – Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic: example titles.

  • centralized traffic control (CTC) operator – railway traffic
  • centralized traffic controller – railway traffic
  • chief rail traffic controller
  • chief train dispatcher
  • controller, rail traffic
  • CTC (centralized traffic control) operator – railway traffic
  • dispatcher, trains
  • head train dispatcher
  • locomotive dispatcher
  • marine traffic controller
  • marine traffic regulator
  • operator, train
  • rail traffic controller
  • regulator, marine traffic
  • supervisor, train dispatchers
  • traffic checker, waterways
  • train dispatcher
  • train dispatchers supervisor
  • train operator
  • waterway traffic checker

Employment Requirements

  • Railway traffic controllers usually require completion of secondary school and several years of experience in the railway industry.
  • Up to 35 weeks of a combination of classroom and on-the-job training is provided for railway traffic controllers.
  • Railway traffic controllers require a Canadian Rail Operating Rules certificate.
  • Marine traffic regulators require completion of secondary school and several months of formal traffic regulator training.

Additional Information

  • There is little mobility between traffic controlling occupations in the railway and marine sectors.
  • With experience, railway traffic controllers may progress to supervisory positions in rail transport operations.


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