Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (IATPL)


Are you ready to accelerate your path to becoming a commercial airline pilot? Look no further than the Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (IATPL) Program. Endorsed by Transport Canada, this intensive twenty-month program is designed to equip aspiring pilots with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate modern commercial airline aircraft. The program commences on September 9, 2024.


The curriculum is immersive, spanning ground school sessions four to five days a week alongside flight sessions scheduled for five to six days weekly. Over 900 hours of instruction are provided, covering ground school, flight, and simulator training. Interactive labs, workshops, and multi-crew simulator exercises further reinforce skills development.

Graduate Success

Graduates of the IATPL program are highly sought after by airline employers for their proficiency in handling modern flight deck responsibilities and familiarity with industry-standard procedures such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Multi-Crew Resource Management (CRM). Interview opportunities with regional airlines await program graduates upon completion.


Successful completion of the program leads to the acquisition of a Commercial Pilot Licence with Multi-Engine and Group 1 Instrument Rating, alongside the esteemed IATPL Diploma. Additionally, students undergo Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilot Licence written exams, paving the way for ATPL licence attainment upon accumulating the requisite 1500 flight hours within five years post-graduation.

Training Facilities

Recognized as a designated learning institution in Saskatchewan, the program’s flight training at Saskatoon airport provides students with exposure to both uncontrolled and controlled air traffic procedures, fostering adaptability crucial for their future careers. Instruction takes place at CYXE airport covering flight training across various aircraft types, including the Cessna 152, 172, 172 RG, Cessna 310 multi-engine aircraft, and Redbird FMX full-motion simulator. Students will also receive a type rating on a BE20 King Air.

Program Progression

Private Pilot Licence (PPL) Training:

  • Over 150 hours of classroom instruction and 50-70 hours of flying.
  • Students typically achieve solo flight readiness after 15-20 hours of dual time.
  • Eligibility for solo flight requires specific certificates and compliance with Transport Canada requirements, with proficiency validated through exams.

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Training:

  • Approximately 200 hours of ground school and 130-140 flying hours.
  • Focus areas include night flying, instrument flying, and long-range cross-country flights.
  • Proficiency is assessed through written and flight exams.

Multi-Engine Rating Training:

  • Briefings and approximately 20 hours of flying.
  • Proficiency assessed through a flight test.

Group 1 Instrument Rating Training:

  • Ground school, briefings, simulator, and aircraft training.
  • Proficiency demonstrated through exams and flight tests.

ATPL Preparation:

The concluding phase of the program readies individuals for the Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) with extensive training. Key focus areas include passing the ATPL written exams (SAMRA and SARON) and covering topics like Multi-Crew Flight Deck Procedures, Advanced Aircraft Systems, Flight Management Systems (FMS), Crew Resource Management (CRM), High Altitude Operations, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG), Oceanic Operations and Safety Management Systems (SMS).

Career Opportunities

Graduates are guaranteed interviews with the following regional airlines: Rise Air, Air Tindi, and Perimeter Aviation, setting them on a trajectory towards a successful career in the commercial aviation industry.


Cost Breakdown

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What is the duration of the IATPL Program?
    • The program spans twenty months.
  2. What are the eligibility requirements to enroll in the program?
    • Eligibility typically includes a high school diploma or equivalent, meeting a minimum age requirement (often 18 or older), and fulfilling specific medical and language proficiency standards depending on domestic or international application, please visit the applicable link for a successful application process.
  3. How often does the program start?
    • The program commences annually in September.
  4. What is the structure of the curriculum?
    • The curriculum includes ground school sessions (five days a week) and flight sessions (four to five days weekly), covering theoretical aviation knowledge, hands-on flight training, and simulator exercises.
  5. What types of aircraft are used for flight training?
    • Aircraft utilized for flight training may include Cessna 152, 172, 172 RG, Cessna 310 multi-engine aircraft, Redbird FMX full-motion simulator, and BE20 King Air for type rating.
  6. Is the program accredited or endorsed by any aviation authorities?
    • Yes, the program is endorsed by Transport Canada.
  7. Are there any financial aid or scholarship opportunities available for students?
    • For more information on financial aid options and scholarship opportunities, please visit [this link](
  8. Can international students enroll in the program?
  9. What career opportunities are available to graduates of the program?
    • Graduates have promising hiring opportunities with regional airlines and other aviation companies.
  10. Is there any accommodation or housing assistance provided for students during the program?
    • Students are responsible for securing their own accommodations. Numerous rental properties are available in Saskatoon, which can be found through resources such as Kijiji, Saskatoon Rentals, or classified advertisements in local newspapers like The Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Additionally, the Government of Saskatchewan Office of Residential Tenancies (ORL) provides services and an information package for tenants and landlords.