College-Recognized—Private and Commercial Flight Training

College-recognized Private and Commercial Flight Training is offered by International Pilot Academy in partnership with Cégep Heritage College.

This training program meets the requirements of Transport Canada and gives students the opportunity to access this training within a post-secondary college institution recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec.

This training program ultimately leads to the issuance, by Transport Canada, of the following:

  • Commercial Pilot Licence—Aeroplane
  • Multi-Engine Class Rating
  • Instrument Rating—Group 1

It also leads to the issuance of a college-recognized attestation of success in an educational institution recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec.

View or Download Course Calendars Below

Private Pilot Course Calendar  Commercial Pilot Course Calendar

Registration Procedure for International Students (born outside Canada)

For international students, the SOFEDUC—Flight Training becomes a gateway to studying in Canada, since to obtain a study permit, Canadian law requires these students to be enrolled in a Government of Canada Designated Learning Institution (DLI).

Choose Quebec from the first dropdown menu,
then search for “Collége Heritage” in the search field.

Steps you need to take with International Pilot Academy

1. Contact International Pilot Academy’s Chief Flight Instructor for questions related to the training offered and the flight school.

Phone: 1-819-800-9918
Toll free: (844) I CAN FLY (422-6359)
[email protected]

2. Complete International Pilot Academy’s registration form.

Registration Form

Preliminary steps to take to confirm your eligibility for the SOFEDUC attestation of success

3. Contact International Pilot Academy directly

Contact Maggie Ibrahim
Phone : 1-819-800-9918
Toll free: (844) I CAN FLY (422-6359)
Write directly to Maggie Ibrahim: [email protected]

Steps you need to take with the federal (Canada) and provincial (Quebec) governments

4. Obtain a Quebec Acceptance Certificate for Studies (CAQ) – 1 month Processing Time

The Quebec Acceptance Certificate for Studies (CAQ) is a prerequisite to applying for a study permit.

Applying for a CAQ

5. Obtain a study permit (Immigration and Citizenship Canada) – 2 to 4 months Processing Time

A study permit is required to enroll in the Private and Commercial Flight Training.

Applying for a Study Permit

6. Purchase personal health insurance for the duration of your studies in Canada

In addition, you must receive a Category 1 medical certificate following a medical examination by a civil aviation medical examiner.

List of Medical Examiners—Civil Aviation—Transport Canada