For Private, or Commercial pilots from other countries wishing to convert their license to a Canadian license.

For Private Licence, you must complete the following:

  • Meet the flight time requirements as listed in CARs, your previous flight time is fully credited
  • Language Proficiency Test
  • Radio License Test
  • Category 3 Medical examination from a Transport Canada approved doctor
  • You must achieve 90% or higher on the PSTAR written exam
  • Pass the Transport Canada written exam PPHEL.
  • Pass the Flight Test

For Commercial Licence, you must complete the following:

  • Meet the flight time requirements as listed in CARs, your previous flight time is fully credited
  • Language Proficiency Test
  • Radio Licence Test
  • Category 1 Medical examination from a Transport Canada approved doctor
  • You must achieve 90% or higher on the PSTAR written exam
  • Transport Canada Flight Test (on average it takes 3 to 15 hours of flight lessons to prepare for this test)
  • Transport Canada written exam CPHEL, 100 multiple choice questions

 

Foreign Licence Conversion Pricing

Fees Cost Observations
Flight Time Student Rates per Hour:

  • R22: $500
  • R44: $750
  • Bell 206: $1,150
  • Bell 206L: $1,400
The total flight time depends on the student’s proficiency. It could be something between 3 up to 15 hours total.
Ground School $700 for full course or $50/hr for individual sessions. Dependent on current ground knowledge and instructor availability.
Books $420 The pack can be amended to reflect any equivalent books/equipment already owned.
Language Proficiency Test $100 Due to updates in the testing process, we are not able to conduct the language test to our students. So, the pricing may be different depending on which facility conducts the test.
Radio Licence $40
Transport Canada Written Test $105
Transport Canada Flight Test $500 In addition, 1.5 flight time fee must be considered. The cost is dependent on the helicopter used to fly during the test.
Type Rating Fee $30