Working at the Agency

Why choose the Agency?

Here are some of the reasons why you can have an engaging and meaningful career at the Agency:

We focus on our people. We work hard at recruiting, developing and retaining a highly competent work force.

We foster a cooperative, rewarding work environment that provides you with first-rate learning and career development opportunities because we recognize that people are our greatest asset. 

We’re a small organization with big opportunities. We employ about 250 people with the right variety of skills to tackle complex transportation matters.

Our smaller size gives you the opportunity to work with subject-matter experts at all levels and in different areas – in a tight-knit, congenial environment.

We support innovation – in all areas of the organization. We were one of the first federal departments or agencies to offer publications in DAISY format (a digital talking book with enhanced accessibility features). We’re also developing new tools for industry, like a Sample Tariff that helps air carriers provide clear, simplified and understandable tariffs for passengers.

We make a difference in the lives of Canadians by ensuring that our national transportation system is accessible, competitive and fulfills the needs of Canadians and the Canadian economy.

Plus, as a federal public servant, you’ll play a key role in shaping and supporting Canada’s place in the world.

What the Agency has to offer you

Our people matter to us

We offer more than just a congenial working environment. 

The Agency provides training and development opportunities to ensure you’re continuously learning. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package for permanent and term employees that provides flexibility for your diverse needs. 

Training and career development opportunities

We are committed to providing you with the training required to tackle even the most complex transportation matters during your career at the Agency.

We give high priority to training and development to allow you to take charge of your career advancement and acquire the skills you need to meet your career goals.  

Bilingual work environment

The Agency supports employees’ abilities to work in French and English. We offer in-house language classes, an informal language partnership program and a commitment to openness and patience when learning a second language and working in both languages.

Coaching and mentoring

You’ll be able to learn from our subject-matter experts. Whether through a formal or informal coaching relationship, we offer you the opportunity to benefit from the insights and knowledge of employees who are established in their careers.



Three weeks paid vacation leave per year, increasing to four weeks after eight years of continuous service. 

Sick leave

Monthly sick leave credits for a total of 15 days per year. Unused sick leave credits are carried over to future years. 

Family leave

Five days of leave each year for family-related responsibilities such as caring for a sick child or an elderly parent. 

Health and dental plans

Life, health and dental insurance coverage for you and your family, as well as income protection through long-term disability benefits. 


The Public Service Superannuation Plan supplements the Canada (or Quebec) Pension Plan. Benefits are based on age upon termination, years of pensionable service, and the average level of earnings (based on the six highest-paid, consecutive years of service).

Find out more about pensions and benefits for federal public servants.

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