Foreign PILOT Licence
to Canadian AIRLINE TRANSPORT
Ref. Transport Canada Website
To obtain a Canadian Airline Transport Pilot Licence – Aeroplane (ATPL-A), foreign pilots must meet all requirements set out in CARs Standard 421, section 421.34. The following information is a summary of the requirements only.
To successfully earn a Canadian ATPL-A, you must:
Complete medical examination requirements and hold a Category 1 medical certificate.
Provide proof that you meet the experience requirement. Be prepared to show your log book of your flight experience for review.
To meet the knowledge requirements, successfully complete the following written examinations:
Meteorology, Radio Aids to Navigation and Flight Planning (SAMRA)
Aviation Regulations and Air Traffic Procedures, Aeroplane Operations and General Navigation (SARON)
Instrument Rating (INRAT)
Meet the skill requirement by successfully completing a flight test in a multi-engine aeroplane (excluding centre-line thrust) suitably equipped for instrument flight rules (IFR) flight in controlled airspace.
Complete your licence application.
Submit proof of foreign citizenship and age
See CARs Standard 421, section 421.06, para. (1) and (2) for a list of acceptable documents to prove your citizenship and age
Provide your foreign licence and log book for evaluation
Submit your licence application form
Pay the appropriate licence fee. Transport Canada will not process your application until they receive this fee. Use the Transport Canada new Online Payment System – this is the fastest way to pay. You may also submit payment (cheque, Visa, Mastercard or American Express) to a Civil Aviation regional office, usually with your application form.