First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to consider joining the Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network's Canada Division (VATCAN).

How do I become a controller in VATCAN?
  1. Join VATSIM at
  2. Join the North America region - Canada Division. If you are a VATSIM member, but not yet a member of VATCAN, there are two options:
    • If you are a member of the North America region, but different division like VATUSA or VATCAR, please email to continue.
    • If you are a member of a different region, head over to Region Change Request and fill out the form. This process is not immediate and can take 4-7 days to complete.
  3. After you join the VATCAN division, you will be assigned to the Academy to receive your basic training.

  4. Questions? Email the VATCAN Welcome Team at and we will get you started!