Converting
Foreign PILOT Licence
to Canadian AIRLINE TRANSPORT
Pilot Licence

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:

  1. Complete medical examination requirements and hold a Category 1 medical certificate.

  2. Provide proof that you meet the experience requirement. Be prepared to show your log book of your flight experience for review.

    Read CARs Standard 421, section 421.34, para. (4) to learn more.

  3. 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)

    Read CARs Standard 421, section 421.34, para. (3) to learn more.

  4. 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.

    Read CARs Standard 421, section 421.34, para. (5) to learn more.

  5. Complete your licence application.