Commercial Pilot Licence

A Commercial Pilot Licence is what you need to improve your flying skills or to take the leap of starting a new and exciting career. You will be challenged to achieve a professional level of technical knowledge and piloting skills!

Montair’s commercial pilot program has been reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. One of our staff or instructors will be happy to give you more details on both the flight training and the study material. Our comprehensive ground school is available on line with a flexible schedule for your convenience.

Training costs reflect Transport Canada minimum training times and the program follows Canadian Aviation Regulation guidelines. There are no membership fees at Montair. Further information on Transport Canada licensing and experience requirements can be found on the relevant section of the Canadian Aviation Regulations, available online here.

There are no membership fees at Montair.

Admission Requirements
  • Current information and application on file with Montair
  • Minimum Age of 17 years
  • Approval of the Chief Flight Instructor
  • Valid Private Pilot’s Licence, with copy on file
  • Valid Category 1 or 3 Aviation Medical, with copy on file**

**It is strongly recommended that a Class 1 medical is obtained before training is commenced as it is a requirement for final licensing.

Estimated Cost
TrainingHoursPer Hour RateTotal*
Solo Flight30$243.01$7,290.30
Dual Flight35$324.65$11,362.75
6 Hours Ground Briefing6$81.64$489.84
Ground School80--$495
TOTAL ESTIMATE*----$20,332.89
*Taxes not Included.

Aircraft rates are current as of April 1, 2024 and based on fuel costs at that time. Fuel charges may increase or decrease in line with retail fuel prices, in accordance with Montair’s Fuel Charge Pricing.

The TOTAL ESTIMATE is based on flight training being conducted in a Cessna 172 to meet Transport Canada minimum experience requirements of 65 Hours of flight training. Additional hours may be required to meet Transport Canada flight test standards.

Instruction taken with a Class One instructor may be subject to an additional surcharge.

All flight training students will be required to undertake a formal Aviation Language Proficiency Demonstration to be issued a Canadian Aviation Booklet unless they are Canadian citizens who have graduated from, or are currently enrolled in, a Canadian English speaking high school and have the approval of the Chief Flight Instructor.

For more information on privileges, requirements and restrictions, refer to the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) on the Transport Canada Website. CARs reference 401.30 and 421.30

This program can lead to a career as a Commercial Pilot, which is regulated by Transport Canada.


Please email to start the application process or if you have any questions about the program.