Commercial LicencePart Time

Fixed Tuition Fees

Flight Training Ground School ~ 80 Hours
Transport Canada minimum requirements are 80 hours
Extra ground school hours are available
One-on-one or in-class time for $90.00 per hour
Ground School Kit
Includes flight bag, all books, flight computer, maps and manuals
Transport Canada Licensing Fees
Costs are approximate and not included in the tuition fees
Set by and paid directly to Transport Canada, subject to change
Simulator Instruction Time
5 hours maximum in certified simulator with an instructor
Simulator hours – dual – $90.00 per hour
Flight Time – 100 Hours
Costs based on the helicopter type(s) chosen to train on see following section
You may choose to combine two helicopter types that equal 100 hours of flying
included in flight costs
– see following section
*Flight test hours are not included in the 100 hours of flying ~ approximate flight time for a flight test is 1.5-1.7 hours and will be done in the aircraft recommended by your Chief Flight Instructor

Flight Training Program Costs

Robinson r44 – piston Helicopter

$895.00 per hour

Basic program of 100 hours on a Robinson RH44

100 Hours Flight Time: $89,500.00

Fixed Tuition Fees: $5,235.00

Total Flight Training Tuition: $94,735.00

Bell 206 jet ranger – turbine helicopter

$1,260.00 per hour

Basic program of 100 hours on a Bell BH06

100 Hours Flight Time: $126,000.00

Fixed Tuition Fees: $5,235.00

Total Flight Training Tuition: $131,235.00

Combination Program Samples

These program hours are just samples; you may choose any combination of hours on each aircraft that you prefer and specify this on your application form. We suggest you budget for a minimum of 10 hours on either type in order to be proficient on that aircraft and receive a type rating. These hours are flexible and can be changed at any point in your program if you desire.

R44 & BH06 ComboPiston HoursR44 RatesTurbine HoursBH06 RatesFixed Tuition FeesTotal

*TOTAL TUITION does NOT include additional Pilot Preparedness Program Fees

All tuitions quoted are based on Transport Canada’s Minimum mandatory hours to obtain a Commercial Helicopter Licence. More hours than quoted may be required.

If you are unable to attain your licence within the hours required in the Transport Canada guidelines and require extra flight training and/or ground school, you are financially responsible. The program is very individual – our instructors strive to complete the course within the minimum time allotted.

Additional Costs

  • Canadore College Tuition – see the Pilot Preparedness Program Information Package or visit
  • Category 1 Aviation Medical Exam fee for initial appointment with a Canadian Aviation Medical Examiner (CAME) – paid directly to the CAME of your choice – See more information under “Admission Requirements”
  • For Health and Safety reasons, a headset is a mandatory requirement. Prices can vary based on the supplier and designs available. We can place an order on the students’ behalf
  • Students are also given the opportunity to acquire a flight suit. This is not a mandatory requirement but is highly recommended for working in the industry and is something students will have for the rest of their career. We can place an order on the students’ behalf
  • For ground school classes, students are encouraged to print off any manuals and learning resources. This can be done at a local commercial printing company of their choice
  • Additional training is available after course completion – this includes:
    • Night Rating
    • Time Building
    • Type Endorsements
    • Short Line and Long Line Training

Additional Training – Operational Courses

Delivered by the Helicopters Canada team all year round

Includes the program delivery and tuition fees above, with additional fees for each operational course taken

Talk to your Student Coordinator to see if this is something that may fit your program

See the Operational Course Program Guide for detailed information on the training available, cost, and how to register