A foreign pilot must meet the
medical fitness, knowledge, experience and skill requirements as stated in the
Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).
Transport Canada will grant
credits to foreign pilot licence holders providing the foreign licence is
medically valid, and originates from a country that is a member of the
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Provided that the foreign
applicant meets the applicable experience requirements, the holder of a
Commercial or higher type pilot licence in the aeroplane category, issued by a
Contracting State of ICAO, shall be deemed to have met the ground school
Transport Canada does not grant
any credits to holders of foreign military licenses, however an applicants
military flight experience will be recognized and considered on an individual
basis. It would be advantageous for foreign applicants to convert their military
licence to a civilian licence, of their home country before making application
for a Canadian pilot licence.
A foreign pilot licence holder
should be able to provide Transport Canada with a log book for review and an
assessment of the applicants flight experience.
further information from
Transport Canada website