Applying for flight crew licences and permits
From Transport Canada
All flight crew members must hold a permit or licence issued by Transport Canada. Applicants complete a form and submit it along with documentation and a fee.
Personal information we collect during the application process is protected under the Privacy Act.
Before applying, prepare to show that you have passed examination(s) and met medical fitness standards. Specific requirements for flight crew licences and permits are listed in Standard 421 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) – Flight Crew Permits, Licences and Ratings.
On this page…
- Submitting an application
- Permit application forms
- Licence application forms
- Related application forms
Submitting an application
To submit an application for a flight crew permit or licence:
The forms listed on this page are available as a PDF or, in some cases, by print order only. If the form you require is not accessible to you, contact us.
Fill out the correct form in blue or black ink only. Review and sign it.
Attach required documents and the application fee. The fee may be paid by cheque to the Receiver General of Canada, or by Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
Submit the form, documents, and fee to your nearest Transport Canada regional office.
If you do not already hold an Aviation Document Booklet, you should include the Aviation Document Booklet Application form with your permit or licence application. Learn more about Obtaining an Aviation Document Booklet.
Permit application forms
- Application for a Gyroplane Pilot Permit [1.1 MB]
- Application for an Ultra-light Pilot Permit – Aeroplane [1.1 MB]
- Application for a Recreational Pilot Permit – Aeroplane [1.1 MB]
Licence application forms
- Application for a Glider Pilot Licence [1.1 MB]
- Application for a Balloon Pilot Licence [1.1 MB]
- Application for a Private Pilot Licence – Aeroplane [1.1 MB]
- Application for a Private Pilot Licence – Helicopter [1.1 MB]
- Application for Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane [1.1 MB]
- Application for Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter [1.5 MB]
- Application for an Airline Transport Pilot Licence – Aeroplane [1.5 MB]
- Application for an Airline Transport Pilot Licence – Helicopter [1.1 MB]
- Application for a Flight Engineer Licence [1.5 MB]
Related application forms
Haven't found what you were looking for? These forms are also for parts of the permit and licensing process, including address changes, licence re-issuing, and endorsements of rating.
- Aviation Document Booklet Application [752 KB]
- Flight Crew Licensing Change of Address Request [1 MB]
- Conversion of an FAA Certificate Using the Implementation Procedures for Licensing Application Guidelines [1.2 MB]
- Flight Crew Licensing Declaration of Name Change [1.0 MB]
- Flight Crew Permit / Licence – Application for Endorsement of a Rating [178 KB]
- Application for a Foreign Licence Validation Certificate [1.0 MB]
- Medical Declaration for Licenses and Permits Requiring a Category 4 Medical Standard [539 KB]
- Application for Re-issue of a Civil Aviation Licensing Document [1.1 MB]
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