Conversion agreement between U.S. and Canadian officials
Canadian pilots who hold Private, Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot licences in the aeroplane category can convert those licences into FAA Certificates with greater ease than was possible in the past. Similarly, American pilots who hold equivalent aeroplane pilot certificates can now convert those certificates into Canadian licences with greater ease because of an agreement between US and Canadian aviation licensing authorities. This agreement applies to aeroplane pilot licences, instrument ratings and aeroplane type ratings. Please see the agreement as signed by U.S. and Canadian officials.
Advisory Circular and Staff Instructions
NewTransport Canada has introduced a new “Aviation Document Booklet” that will contain all holders licensing documents. The new booklet will require that each applicant converting a FAA licence to a Canadian licence shall complete a brief booklet application form to confirm personal information and submit a passport-style photograph for identification purposes.
For more information on the Aviation Document Booklet, please visit the web site at: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/general-personnel-changes-3419.htm
Conversion process / Medical Examination / Application
NOTICE: For questions pertaining to the conversion of FAA pilot certificates to Canadian pilot licences or to forward your application, please contact a Transport Canada Regional Licensing Offices closest to your proposed Canadian destination (See table below)
Pilots wishing to take advantage of this conversion opportunity to obtain a Canadian pilot licence or rating should follow these steps:
- First -- undergo a medical examination with a Canadian Civil Aviation Medical Examiner
- Second -- once you receive your Canadian Medical Certificate file number, complete and submit the Application for Verification and Conversion of an FAA Pilot Certificate form to your closest Transport Canada Regional Licensing office or the Transport Canada Regional Licensing office of your proposed Canadian destination.
- Next --when we receive this application, we will confirm with the FAA details of your US certificate so we can proceed with the application. This process could take up to 90 days.
- Lastly – While we are verifying your certificate status with the FAA, you need to prepare for the applicable examinations for each licence or rating being applied for. The examinations are based on Air Law and Procedures and questions are orientated to highlight differences between the US and Canada.
Once you are ready to take the examination, you should schedule an appointment with the Transport Canada regional office to complete the written examination. When you are speaking with our Licensing specialists, they will be able to outline any further steps you may need to take to complete the process, for example, submission of new licence booklet requirements, fees, and examination requirements.
Transport Canada will then proceed to issue your licence or rating based on this conversion process.
Please contact a General Aviation Regional Licensing Offices closest to your proposed Canadian destination.
|ATLANTIC REGION||PACIFIC REGION||QUEBEC REGION|
95 Foundry St.,
PO Box 42
800 Burrard St.
700 Leigh Capréol
|ONTARIO REGION||PRAIRIE AND NORTHERN REGION|
4900 Yonge St.
344 Edmonton St.
PO Box 8550
Transport Canada 9700 Jasper Ave, Suite 1100
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