Find a drone flight school

You need to participate in drone training to either:

  • apply for a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC)
  • be eligible for an exemption from an SFOC

Learn more about getting permission to fly your drone.

What you can expect to learn

Training is specific to how you’ll use your drone. Topics may include:

  • airspace classification and structure
  • weather and notice to airmen (NOTAM) reporting services
  • aeronautical charts and the Canada Flight Supplement
  • relevant sections of the Canadian Aviation Regulations

For more information on what you may learn, read the knowledge requirements for UAV (drone) pilots.

Browse drone flight schools

These schools have self-declared that they provide training in line with Transport Canada standards.

External links are not subject to official languages, privacy and accessibility requirements.

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School Training location(s)
3 Points in Space Media Ltd. Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
43 Degrees North Enterprises Ltd. Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
Aerobotika Calgary AB
Edmonton AB
Halifax NS
Montreal QC
Nanaimo BC
Ottawa ON
Regina SK
Toronto ON
Vancouver BC
Victoria BC
Winnipeg MB
AeroPhoto.ca Ottawa ON
Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
AeroVision Canada Inc. Canada-wide
Ag Business and Crop Inc. Palmerston ON
Altex UAV Technologies Toronto ON
Altohelix Corporation Toronto ON
Automated Aeronautics Inc Calgary AB
BC Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Vancouver BC
BlueForce UAV Consulting & Training Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
Brampton Flight Centre/Brampton Flying Club Brampton ON
Canadian Drone Institute Canada-wide
Canadian UAVs Calgary AB
Canadian Unmanned Inc. Calgary AB
Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
Candrone / Heli Video Pros Vancouver BC
Centre québécois de formation aéronautique (CQFA) Dorval QC
Clarion Drone Academy Canada-wide
Coastal Drone Co. Canada-wide
Conseillers forestiers Roy Chicoutimi QC
Drone Action 360 Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
Drone Box Production Montreal QC
St-Hubert QC
DroneXperts Quebec QC
Exo Drone (9090436 Canada Inc.) Laval QC
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu QC
Fanshawe College, School of Aviation Technology London ON
Fort St. James Secondary School Fort St. James BC
G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University Toronto ON
Government of British Columbia - Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Kamloops BC
Nanaimo BC
Nelson BC
Prince George BC
HarvsAir (pilottraining.ca) Canada-wide
Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Toronto ON
Hummingbird Drones Inc. Kamloops BC
Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
I/Drone Montreal Montreal QC
Icarus Sky Solutions Inc. Moncton NB
Ottawa ON
Toronto ON
Indro Robotics Inc. Salt Spring Island BC
IN-FLIGHT Data Inc. (course and content owner)
Bow Valley College (course delivery partner)
Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
ING Robotic Aviation Inc. Ottawa ON
Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
KoptR Image St-Mathieu-de-Beloei QC
Locked On Solutions Inc. Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
M3 Aerial Productions Winnipeg MB
MIR Aviation Calgary AB
New Vista Aerial Services Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
Nuskan Inc. Calgary AB
Open Air UAV Training Inc Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
Orizon Aviation Quebec Jean-Lesage QC
Ottawa Aviation Services Ottawa ON and Cornwall ON
Principal Point Geo Solutions Hamilton ON
Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
RME Geomatics Carp ON
RPV Aviation Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Calgary AB
Spectral Aviation Quebec QC
Alma QC
St-Hubert QC
Studio Eh Productions (doing business as)
Aerial Observation Services
Varies - please contact the drone flight school for more information.
Sugu Drone Training Markham ON
TIER 1 UAV Solutions Halifax NS
Toronto Airways Inc Oshawa ON
Victoria Air Photos and Survey Training Victoria BC
Visualize UAV Ltd. Fort McMurray AB
Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre Breslau ON

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