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integrated airline transport pilot license(iatpl)Diploma program

The iATPL program is your gateway to a successful flying career. Our comprehensive training covers all aspects of ground and flight training, integrating simulated airline procedures to ensure you are fully prepared for your first job as a pilot.


Over the course of this intensive two-year full-time program, you'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the INRAT, SAMRA, and SARON exams. Whether you're starting with no experience or have some background in aviation, we'll guide you to achieve your frozen ATPL and set you up for success on your exams and beyond.

There are four intakes of the iATPL program each year: January, April, July, October

About our Commercial Pilot Program

About our Commercial Pilot Program

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Discover our comprehensive Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (iATPL) diploma program, designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge for a successful career as a pilot.

Our intensive two-year training program encompasses rigorous ground and flight training, simulated airline procedures, and industry practices, meticulously crafted to prepare you for your inaugural role as a pilot professional.

Throughout the program, students engage in 930 hours of comprehensive ground school (academic) training and 250 hours of flight training, ensuring a thorough understanding of aviation principles and hands-on experience in the cockpit. Located at Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport in Gatineau, QC, Canada, our training facilities offer a conducive environment for learning and skill development.

It is imperative for students to complete all flight training and theoretical learning within the designated two-year period. Failure to meet program requirements may result in disqualification from obtaining the coveted frozen ATPL license accredited by Transport Canada.

Upon successful completion, graduates will emerge fully equipped with all the requisite licenses and certifications to embark on their professional journey as pilots.


Admission Requirements

  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent diploma.

  • IELTS 6.0 or ICAO Level 4 English equivalent (international students who are not from an English speaking country)

  • Pass Transport Canada Category 1 Medical.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have demonstrated: 

  • The ability to safely and effectively plan and execute Day, or Night, VFR or IFR , Multi-engine flights.

  • The knowledge and ability to pass company and Transport Canada written exams and flight tests.

  • Aviation knowledge, good judgment and decision making skills.

  • Excellent understanding of Aviation Human Factors as it pertains to this program.

  • Basic Skills of MCC.

Employment / Career

Graduates will have all the licences and ratings required to begin a career as a professional pilot in many commercial operations, including airlines.

Course Duration

The flying hours required to complete the iATPL Program is 250hrs, over a duration of 24 months.

Delivery Method

Classroom, computer-based, ground and flight instruction.

Method of Evaluation


Flight tests in conjunction with in-house and Transport Canada written exams. Students are graded on a 4 pt grading scale for all flights and a minimum of 70% grade is expected for all quizzes and tests.


Course Breakdown

  • Private Pilot License Costs
  • Night Rating
  • Commercial Pilot License Costs
  • Multi Engine Rating
  • Group 1 (Multi) Instrument Rating
  • Costs include taxes

  • This is estimated cost only. The actual cost is based on student performance

  • Costs are estimates based on Transport Canada minimum flight requirements and school program estimates

  • *This cost includes a maximum number of instructional hours as listed above. Canadian Aviation College has the right to charge the student the hourly rate for both flight and instructional time beyond this limit.

  • Fuel Surcharges may apply.


Fees & Expenses

application Fee

Domestic Student - $250.00CAD

International Student- $350.00CAD

Tuition Fee

Domestic Students- $112,339.00CAD

International Students - $112,339.00CAD

Incidental fee

including: ICAO Language test, PSTAR, Radio License, Student Pilot Permit, PPL flight & written test, PPL license fee, Night Rating fee, CPL flight & written test, CPL licence fee, Multi Rating flight test, IFR written and Flight test, FIR flight & written Test - $3800.00CAD

Textbook& Matierial


Disclaimer: This Program is partner with International Pilot Academy located in Gatineau Quebec J8R 2Z9. This program is NOT currently available for the campus located in British Columbia Successfully graduated student will receive Transport Canada ATPL Licenses.

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