Your question: Can Canadian pilots fly for US airlines?

You have to get a US license to fly US aircraft, the the correct license to get paid for your work. Plus applicable work visas for working in a foreign country. You will have to apply for a US commercial pilot’s license. The US offers reciprocity to licensed pilots of other nations in certain circumstances.

Can a Canadian pilot work for a American airline?

If there are a Canadian passport holders in groundschool for US carriers, they already have legal status to work in the US and have US ATP certificates. Significant background checks are also required. Under NAFTA, certain job descriptions are deemed portable and pre-approved. Commercial pilots are not on that list.

How do I convert my Canadian pilots license to American?

What are the steps?

  1. Make sure your Canadian license/medical are current;
  2. Get an FAA medical;
  3. Get your foreign license validated;
  4. Take the ATP CTP course (potentially including a time-consuming TSA clearance);
  5. Take the ACM knowledge test; and.
  6. Make an appointment with an inspector at an FSDO and bring required documents.

Can foreign pilots fly in the US?

The answer to this question is in short; yes. However, the US civil aviation authority, known as the FAA will only grant you a Private Pilot license based on your foreign certificate.

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Can a Canadian fly a US registered aircraft in Canada?

A Canadian citizen can only operate a US registered aircraft in Canada for 90 days. To import a basic aircraft now is a mimimim of $5000 and could be alot more.

What do Air Canada pilots earn?

The average salary for a Pilot is CA$105,314 per year in Canada, which is 4% higher than the average Air Canada salary of CA$100,421 per year for this job. What is the salary trajectory of a Pilot? The salary trajectory of a Pilot ranges between locations and employers.

How long is aircraft registration good for Canada?

Validity period

the last day of the 3-month period following the sale of the aircraft by the previous owner. the day on which there is another transfer of custody and control. the day on which you receive a new certificate of registration.

How do I get an ATPL in Canada?

To successfully earn a Canadian ATPL-A, you must: Complete medical examination requirements and hold a Category 1 medical certificate. Provide proof that you meet the experience requirement. Be prepared to show us a log book of your flight experience for our review.

Does Canada accept FAA license?

Canada and the U.S. have an agreement that allows pilots to convert their Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA ) certificate to a Transport Canada Civil Aviation ( TCCA ) licence, or vice versa. This is called an Implementation Procedures for Licensing ( IPL ) agreement.

How do I get a private pilot’s license in Canada?

Course Requirements Based on minimum Transport Canada requirements

  1. 45 Hours minimum training including.
  2. 17 hours dual instruction including: 3 hours cross country. 5 hours instrument.
  3. 12 hours solo including: 5 hours cross country.
  4. 40 hours ground school.
  5. Passing grade on a Transport Canada written exam and flight test.
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How can a pilot emigrate to USA?


  1. Submit the completed application forms and required documents.
  2. Obtain the National Interest Waiver.
  3. File for the immigrant visa at U.S. consulate abroad allowing the applicant and family members to get their immigrant visas.
  4. Arrival to the U.S. and receipt of Green Cards via mail.

Can a U.S. pilot fly in Europe?

Yes, European Airlines do hire American Pilots, just like U.S. Airlines hire European pilots. The caveat is that they must have the appropriate licenses, in the EU it would be the EASA license, and work permits (i.e. European Passport or some other authorization to work).