The Commercial Pilot License is the first license level in Canada where you may work for hire, subject to the provisions and limitations of the Canadian Aviation Regulations. A CPL is recognized internationally and trans-border flights are authorized.
With additional training, the holder of a CPL may also obtain addition ratings including a multi-engine rating, instrument rating, and aircraft type ratings.
Unless specifically prohibited on the license document, the holder of a CPL may also exercise the privileges of a Night Rating and a VFR Over the Top Rating. At any time, the holder of a Commercial Pilot License may exercise all privileges accorded to the holder of a Private Pilot License.
Must be at least 18 years of age
Valid Category 1 Medical Certificate
Must first hold a valid Private Pilot License (PPL)
Minimum Total Experience Requirements prior to issuance of the Commercial Pilot License
Must Complete a Solo Cross Country with at least three enroute stops with one stop at least 300 NM radius from the original point of departure
Commercial Course Requirements