Employment is not guaranteed upon the completion of the program. We cannot guarantee that there will be an opportunity for you to work amongst us seeing as the hiring is dependent on position openings.
However, we can assist our students if they need help with career guidance, seeing as there are many other schools and many other opportunities to find work in British Columbia.
Citizen and Immigration Canada (CIC) requires all students who plan to study in Canada (including flight training) for a period greater than 6 months to apply for a student visa.
Please follow the following government website for more information regarding Visa requirements based on country of citizenship:
To find out of you need a Visa to travel to Canada, if your country is not listed above, please refer to:
Please note that Acadia College is happy to issue students a Letter of Acceptance, but will not get involved in the visa application process.
A study permit authorizes you to study at a college/university and is required for you to remain in Canada for the duration of your studies.
A visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) allows you to enter Canada. Depending on your citizenship, you may need a visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), in addition to a study permit in order to enter Canada as an international student. For more details, please refer to: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
The length of time the Embassy requires to process your application is different in each country. In some countries, it may take only a few days, while in others, it may take several months. Check visa processing time:
For study permit applications processed by visa offices outside Canada:
For study permit applications processed within Canada:
If your application for a visa is not approved, we ask that you e-mail a copy of the refusal letter from the Canadian Embassy to email@example.com prior to the semester start date. Acadia College will then process a 100% refund, minus an administration fee (the administration fee cannot be refunded). Please note the refund process takes approximately four weeks.
Unfortunately, we do not provide student accommodation. However, we can provide some links for local accommodation options in the Langley/Surrey Area.
Depending on what type of accommodation you would prefer, the costs begins at about $700-$950 CAD per month for basic rooms in shared housing; additionally, utility costs and other expenses such as internet may be extra.
For a one-bedroom apartments or basement apartments, the average cost is about $950-$1400 CAD per month; additionally, utility costs and other expenses such as internet may be extra.
This is a popular website for bedroom rentals:
You could also refer to the following websites for more information about apartment rentals or bedroom rentals (please note that there are many more websites to search on, but these are the most popular ones).
There are many scammers on the internet nowadays. Use the following as a guide to prevent you being a victim of scams:
Please note that Acadia College does not take any responsibility regarding scams and loss of money during private transactions made with renters. We are simply giving guidelines and popular websites being used, but cannot guarantee that the website suggested is free of scammers.
List of popular websites:
We offer the following:
Below is a link to Transport Canada’s approved medical examiners organized by country. Simply select your country and search based on location nearest to you.
The duration of each licence is dependent on the student’s personal progress. The average completion time for each is states below:
Our international students are expected to attend on a full-time basis:
Pilots can wear glasses or contact lenses if their vision is within the standards set out by Transport Canada. Please check with your aviation doctor for the requirements regarding vision and specific standards required.
You must be a minimum of 14 years old before obtaining your Student Pilot Permit, a minimum of 16 years old for the Recreational Pilot Permit, a minimum of 17 years old for the Private Pilot Licence, and a minimum of 18 years old for the Commercial Pilot Licence.
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Yes. All student pilots must take the Language Proficiency Test, which is designed to assess students’ listening comprehension, speaking ability, and responses to different verbal scenarios.
For more information about the ICAO English examination please visit:
We will give you full credit for any flying or ground school completed at another school in Canada provided you have a completed log book or pilot training record with details of training certified by the school. Evidence of ground school must be certified in a Pilot Training Record or in another record acceptable to Transport Canada.
We require all students to have a minimum of $500.00 CAD security deposit in their FSP account which cannot be used during their training and is only refunded once the program is completed or once the student withdraws from the program.
In addition, the registration costs and administration costs much be paid up front, and those costs are non-refundable.
Local students: The cost of ground school (non-refundable).
International students: Must pre-pay the first 45 hours of flying, plus the total cost of ground school (non-refundable). Once the first 45 hours are completed or surpassed, flying is paid for at the end of each flight lesson. We accept CASH, CHECK, DEBIT, E-TRANSFER, VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER, and JCB.
Langley is one of Canada’s warmest cities, it rarely snows! Spring and summer are typically dry seasons with a few days of precipitation. Fall and Winter in lower mainland usually bring more rain and precipitation which allows the student the chance to gain experience flying in a variety of different weather conditions which also enables the student to proactively catch up on studying for written examinations and ground school without worrying about missing out on the good flying days.
Yes. Upon the successful completion of our Commercial Pilot Licence program or our Flight Instructor Rating program, our students qualify for a Post Graduate Work Permit.
As long as you are able to legally reside in Canada, you are able to do your instructor rating. Once your instructor rating is completed, you can apply to any flight school as a Flight Instructor as long as you have a PGWP (Post Graduate Work Permit). If you have completed your training outside of Canada and are the holder of a Foreign Pilot Licence (such as FAA or ICAO) and wish to come to Canada to work as a Flight Instructor, you will require to convert your current Pilot Licence to a TCCA Pilot Licence. Once the conversion is completed, you will require a work visa to legally be able to work in Canada.
Please take note that Acadia College is not able to assist in the process of VISA or Work Permit application, and is not responsible for any advice or requirements needed to apply for a work visa or immigration status. Please follow the immigration policies outlined on the immigration Canada website.
Students only qualify for a T2202 tax form if they are registered at the establishment as a CPL student and cannot claim it solely as a PPL student.
Here is a link to the government website for clarification.
What is the definition of a qualifying student?
For information regarding the conversion of your current International Pilot Licence, please refer to the following links.
For holders of an FAA licence visit:
For holders of a licence from all other countries, please visit:
Please refer to our international student admissions page under “Future Students” and “Admissions” tab on our website.
There are no admission requirements for local students applying for the aviation program. Students can apply as of age 14 and do not require a high school diploma to attend. However, please note that commercial pilot jobs in Canada require a high school diploma. Therefore, it is wise to get a high school diploma if the intentions are to work for a commercial air service in the future.