Winnipeg is always looking for new controllers!

In the Winnipeg FIR, we strive for excellence and professionalism, while still providing the friendly service that pilots come to expect! If you are up for it, join our team today!

Making Winnipeg Your Home FIR:

Step 1 – Join VATSIM

  1. If you are currently not a member of VATSIM then you can sign up for an account at the VATSIM Registration Page. Ensure that you read all of the pages and instructions carefully.
  2. Under the preferred region field select the North America region and the Canada division.
  3. After you complete your registration you receive an ID and password from VATSIM via email. When you have these two items, continue to step two.

Step 2 – Join VATCAN & Complete your S1 Exam

  1. You will need to join the VATCAN region first if you have not or skipped some steps from Step 1, click the following link to set your region: You may proceed to step 5 if you are already a part of VATCAN.
  2. You will now get your choice to select a region and division to join. To join VATCAN select North America as your region.
  3. In the select a division drop down box, select Canada
  4. Press Continue to set your selection
  5. Follow the steps on (if you already have your S1 (or higher) rating, you may skip step 2 on this page)

Step 3 – Join the Winnipeg FIR

  1. Login into VATCAN using your VATSIM CID and password.
  2. Click on My VATCAN, then on Transfer Request.
  3. In the New FIR drop-down, select Winnipeg FIR.
  4. Fill in your reasoning, and hit Submit.
  5. Your transfer will be reviewed by our FIR staff within 1-2 weeks.

If you would like to become a visitor:

For you it’s going to be simple! Go to and submit a request. One of our staff members will get back to you with further instructions.

If you have any issues, please contact Winnipeg’s Chief Instructor, [email protected]

Thanks for your interest in Winnipeg!

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