Canadian Private Pilot Licence that is issued on the “Basis of your foreign Private Pilot Licence”
Obtaining a Canadian Licence requires a more in-depth process.
The following was provided to us by Transport Canada:
To obtain a Canadian Private Pilot Licence that is “Issued on the basis” applicants are required to obtain a Canadian medical certificate, are not required to complete a flight test or the main (PPAER) written examination if they hold a foreign PPL(A), have the 45 hours flight experience. The foreign pilot must provide proof of experience and have completed 5 take-offs and landings within 6 months of application. Pilots also have to complete a multiple choice written examination covering Air Law items, which can be administered by the Flight Training School. – Please note, Georgian Bay Airways does not administer this exam, this must be completed at a Flight Training Unit. Near North Aviation is at the Parry Sound Airport, and can help you with this.
Canadian Aviation Regulation (CARs) 421.26 paragraph (8) outlines the licensing requirements for issue of a PPL(A) Issued on the basis of a Foreign Licence: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/part4-standards-421-1086.htm#421_26
To locate a Designated Canadian Aviation Medical Examiner please see the following Transport Canada website link: http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/came-meac/l.aspx?lang=eng
PSTAR (Air Law) Sample Examination: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp11919-menu-1135.htm
A link to an application form for a Canadian Private Pilot Licence: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/general-personnel-apps-1820.htm
You should also make application to the closest Transport Canada Regional office closest to your area where you will complete your Seaplane training. The following website will provide you with contact information on our Regional Offices: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/general-personnel-licensing-1804.htm
For more information on Flight Crew Licensing please see the following website link: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/general-personnel-menu-1799.htm
Should further information be required please contact Transport Canada, General Aviation, Personnel Licensing at (613) 990-1056, Fax (613) 990-6215.
For people wishing to visit or immigrate to Canada, contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada