IATPL Domestic Students Application

Welcome to Mitchinson Flight Centre (MFC), one of the longest-running flight training institutions in North America. We are very pleased that you will be learning to fly with us!

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.

Step By Step Admission Process

This process outlines the steps for the MFC Self-Paced, Integrated ATPL.

Step 1: Complete a Transport Canada Civil Aviation Medical Exam

Book a medical with a Transport Canada approved physician. A list of Transport Canada approved doctors in your country is available on the Transport Canada website.

When applying for the Aviation Medical Certificate, please indicate that you are applying for a Category 1 Medical Certificate. A Category 1 Aviation Medical Certificate is mandatory for the Commercial Pilot License program.

We require confirmation of your Category 1 Aviation Medical Certificate before issuing an acceptance letter. 

Step 2: Start your Training

Tuition Costs


Mitchinson Flight Centre Location

MFC is conveniently located at the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (CYXE) approximately 7 kilometres from downtown Saskatoon.

Transportation to MFC

MFC is easily accessible by vehicle from any location in the city. The City of Saskatoon also offers bus service with stops located near MFC on Route 11 – Airport and City Centre. Additionally, there are taxi and ride share options.  

Step 3: Supporting Documents

Statement of Intent

We require a maximum two page essay that must include:

    • Why you are choosing aviation as a profession
    • Why you wish to study in Canada
    • Goals you hope to achieve with MFC
    • Steps to achieve those goal (i.e. what is required in your training)
    • Career plans after graduation

Step 4: Saskatoon Shines

Saskatoon offers a variety of tourist attractions and extra-curricular activities in addition to your flight training as well as support services to assist in making Saskatoon home for your training period or longer. 


Each student is required to secure their own accommodations. There are numerous rental properties available in Saskatoon. Common resources are Kijiji and Saskatoon Rentals

Accommodation may also be researched through the classified advertisement section of the local newspaper; The Saskatoon StarPhoenix.

The Government of Saskatchewan Office of Residential Tenancies (ORL) provides services to renters (tenants) and landlords including rights and responsibilities applicable to both parties. An information package is available for tenants.

Health Services

Saskatoon is located within the Saskatoon Health Region, part of the provincial Saskatchewan Health Authority. The health region serves the Greater Saskatoon Area offering numerous services:

  • Medical clinics
  • Hospitals
  • List of doctors accepting new patients
  • Patient advocate services
  • Health line (email and telephone 811)
  • Programs and services including mental health services

Further information is available on eligibility and application process is available through Saskatchewan Health Authority

Additional health care coverage may be purchased through private health care insurance plan providers such as Blue Cross and Group Medical Services. Plan coverage can include dental care, vision care, prescription drug benefits, and practitioner services such as physiotherapy.

Counselling Services

MFC understands living and studying away from home can be stressful. We are committed to making your experience with us as enjoyable, successful, and stress free as possible. All of our staff are available and happy to assist you in managing any concerns that arise while training with us. The Canadian Mental Health Association, Saskatchewan Division, provides information to assist individuals in regards to mental health.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The City of Saskatoon has a myriad of activities available across the city from public parks and recreation centres to organized competitive and recreational sports

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