COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENSE
To obtain a Canadian CPL-A, the following requirements must be met:
- Complete the medical examination requirements in accordance with the Medical Standards for Civil Aviation Personnel Licensing and be in possession of a Category 1 Medical Certificate. The medical cost is about $150, for a listing of doctors, go to: Transport Canada approved doctors
- Proof that the experience requirement is met. An applicant should be able to provide Transport Canada with a log book of their flight experience for review.
- Meet the knowledge requirements by successfully completing the following written examination: CPAER This exam cost $105 to write, study guides and books are about $150, ground school cost about $275, the best option is online ground school
- Meet the skill requirement by successfully completing a practical Flight Test. Flight test cost $325 plus the airplane rental. The amount of training or practice prior to the flight test depends on the pilot's currency and ability. Click here for aircraft rental rates.
- Complete the standard administrative requirements such as submitting proof of foreign citizenship and age, provide the foreign licence and log book for evaluation, submit a licence application form and pay the appropriate fee (This is conducted at a Transport Canada office); licencing fee is $80.
Also fill out Aviation Document Booklet application and bring in a passport picture (original) for the Aviation Document Booklet. With a pilot who is current, proficient, and has prepared for the written prior to arrival, the above will take 1 week.
For people wishing to immigrate or work in Canada, contact Citizenship and Immigration Canad