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 1 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 10 to 12 hours of flight lessons to prepare for this test)
  • Transport Canada written exam CPHEL, 100 multiple choice questions

Foreign Licence Conversion Pricing

Flight HoursHelicopterTotal
5R22$2,500.00
Additional Fees:
Ground School$400.00
Books$50.00
English Proficiency Test$40.00
Radio Licence$20.00
Flight Test Fee$300.00
Type Rating Fee$30.00
Total:$3,215.00
Flight HoursHelicopterTotal
5R44$3,750.00
Additional Fees:
Ground School$400.00
Books$50.00
English Proficiency Test$40.00
Radio Licence$20.00
Flight Test Fee$300.00
Type Rating Fee$30.00
Total:$4,465.00
Flight HoursHelicopterTotal
5Bell 206$5,750.00
Additional Fees:
Ground School$400.00
Books$50.00
English Proficiency Test$40.00
Radio Licence$20.00
Flight Test Fee$300.00
Type Rating Fee$30.00
Total:$6,590.00