Helicopter Flight Training

1 year Certificate

Learn all aspects of helicopter operations


The partnership between Canadore and Helicopters Canada offers a unique blend of academic, operational and hands-on training. The college-structured classes combined with extensive practical training, both on the ground and in the air, will provide you with the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to operate helicopters safely and efficiently under various flight conditions and in remote geographical locations. Our graduates are in demand, and the school’s diverse fleet of aircraft, certified training equipment and experienced instructors will help you hone your skills for a range of exciting career opportunities in Canada and across the world. 

Your Future Career

  • Timber cruising
  • Mining and exploration
  • Air ambulance
  • Police services
  • Search and rescue

What You Learn

  • Flight training 
  • Ground school
  • Airframes, engines and system classes
  • Winter survival training 
  • Underwater egress
  • Chainsaw safety and tree felling techniques 

Graduates will receive a Transport Canada Commercial Helicopter Pilot Licence, Canadore College Pilot Preparedness Certificate, and numerous industry-recognized courses. 

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older at completition of course, Recommended courses include: Physics, English, Math and Geography


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit https://www.canadorecollege.ca/BYOD

Commercial Helicopter Flight Licence with ratings on the helicopter types specifically trained on. In addition, First Aid Certification, CPR, Winter Survival Certification, Underwater Egress Certification, Pilot Decision Making, and Human Factors Certification.

Students also receive basic helicopter maintenance and will have other opportunities for further certification.