International Students

Gander Flight Training will assist all International students who are new to Flight Training or have acquired some Foreign Licenses and will provide the necessary support and guidance from first contact till you graduate. Many of our international alumni work here in Canada and across the world and provide GFT graduates mentorship and career progression advice. 

Our admin team can assist you with immigration as well. As you are probably aware, Gander Flight Training does not make any decisions when it comes to Student Visa Applications as they are governed by the Canadian Federal agency IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada). 

The IRCC resources provided in our Student Resources Pages can assist you in determining the necessary immigration requirements as per your current residence or nationality, since requirements vary based on your nationality or current country of residence.

GFT has experience in providing guidance and assistance when it comes to your immigration needs. Here at GFT, we want to ensure that you feel at home while you sharpen your flying skills and graduate. Atlantic Canada Pilots are well respected across the world for having developed flying skills in challenging weather conditions that strengthens not only your aircraft handling skills, but also critical thinking and pilot decision making abilities as well.

1 Student Application Process

 To apply for a flight training program at Gander Flight training, complete the application below and complete the payment of  C$ 200.00 application fee (International students only).

Applications must be accompanied by a copy of your high school transcript, and/or a resume (For In person and Online application).

2 Enrolment Instructions

A C$ 200.00 nonrefundable application fee is required to process your application.

Once payment is received and your application is processed you will be required to make a C$ 2000.00 tuition deposit. You will be entitled to a refund of the tuition deposit if you give notice in writing either delivered personally or by registered mail or email ( not less than 21 days before the commencement day of the course.

All applicants applying for any flight training program must submit a Criminal Code of Conduct and Vulnerable Sector Screening check. International Students will have to complete a Criminal Code of Conduct after arriving in Canada.

Applicants for all programs must be able to obtain a passport and Category 1 medical assessment for all flight training Programs except Recreational (Requires Category 4 medical assessment) and Private Pilot License (Requires Category 3 medical assessment).

The town of Gander has a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner that can complete this assessment for you.

3 Application Deadlines

July 1 for September enrolment

November 1 for January enrolment

March 1 for May enrolment

If an application is made after the deadline it will be considered but the nonrefundable application fee will be C$ 150.00

International Students Application Form

Please fill out the following application form below as accurately as possible.

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