Most Canadian pilots would kill to be able to get permission to work in the States. It is much more difficult to break into aviation in Canada. Lots of unemployed pilots...many of them with high time especially now since Canada 3000 went under. If your goal is too fly for the airlines, you'll get paid more and probably have a shorter road ahead of you in the States. But if you dream of being a bush pilot, then head north and you'll find some of the best bush flying in the world!
I'm paying around $33,000 for a ppl, night, multi, mifr, cpl, and instructor' rating. Most training done in 172Rs.
The canadian dollar is around $1.57 now, which means $1.57 canadian gets you $1 american. Our money may not be worth as much as the american dollar, but it at least looks a hell of a lot nicer!
you could get all your licenses cheapest i'd say mid $20,000 range, depending on where you go. I'd recommend maybe doing a PPL in canada, as it might be cheaper, and PPL canadian= PPL American. All you need is a stamp, no tests, nothing troublesome.
An ordinary IFR rating does not allow you to fly a multi engine aircraft under IFR, even if you have a multi engine rating. You have to get a multi IFR rating by doing the flight test in a multi
engine a/c (and not a centerline thrust aircraft like the skymaster). In Canada it's a Group 1 instrument rating as opposed to a Group 4 which you get if you do the flight test in a single engine airplane.
For your other question I doubt that Canadian operators would hire a non-citizen/permanent resident as there are hundreds of unemployed Canadian pilots right now.
Here's a thread that will interest you
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There's no CFI or CFII in Canada. It is Class IV, III, II and I instructor, Class IV being at the bottom of the scale and Class I being at the top.
Hey Canuck Goose, I have had some trouble finding out requirements for advancing as a flight instructor. I think what I was told is it's three students to solo and successful flight test and you are a class 3? Is that how it works? Also, do you know what you need to be able to give instrument instruction (for IR not PPL)? Planning on getting my instructor rating when I move back to Canada beginning of next year.
Ey guys! I'm desperately seeking some advice. I am a foreign student and I want to go to Canada, for my flight training that is. I am not very well informed when it comes to flying in Canada so advice is just the thing I need right now. If there is anybody with some information on schools, that would be greatly appreciated. Also, how is the general cost of living, say, compared to the U.S.? Thanx 4 your time.......
Does anyone know where you would go to take the check-rides or write the exam in the U.S if you got your ratings in Canada?