Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

For pilots who already have their private license and are ready for the next step towards a career as a professional pilot. MFC training provides structured training for candidates to efficiently train private pilots to the required skill level needed to become a professional pilot. Cost effectiveness and efficiency, as well as ensuring a candidate has the skills they need to succeed in today’s industry are our top goals.


Candidates must be 18 years of age for the issuance of a Commercial Pilot License; however they may begin at the age of 17.


The candidate will also be required to have completed a Category 1 medical approved by Transport Canada.

Program Description

In order to work at all as a pilot, a Commercial Pilot License is required. It is also required to achieve an Airline Pilot License to fly for an airline company.


Although this license will not authorize operation of multi-engine aeroplanes, you can later train and get your Multi-Engine rating as well as an Instrument rating, however, it will include your Night rating.


Flight times listed are based on Transport Canada CPL minimums of 65 hours.  Transport Canada minimum to hold a commercial license is 200 hours.  Based on a 45 hour PPL, candidates would need to time build a further 90 hours.  Please contact us for a more personalized estimate


*There is no tax on CPL training with MFC Training.

**All prices subject to change without notice

Cost Estimate

Requirement Hours Rate Cost
Dual Instruction - single engine 35.0 326.00 $11,410.00
Solo Practice - single engine 30.0 231.00 $6,930.00
Ground Briefings 7.4 97.00 $717.80
Books & Equipment $89.25
Flight Test Fees $400.00
Transport Canada Licensing & Exam Fee $245.00
Total Estimated Cost $19,792.05

*Total price based on Transport Canada minimums required to complete
**All prices subject to change

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We'd love to show you around the campus and take you for a quick discovery flight to answer any questions you may have about the Commercial Pilot License (CPL) program.

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Kevin Michaud
There are a lot of specialized operations out there flying in fascinating, remote parts of the world; doing interesting things with air planes. I love what I do for a living; really... It has been, and still is an incredible adventure! And I certainly won't ever forget that it all started in Moncton.


Kathleen Legge
From my first step inside dispatch, to my first ground school class through to my first flight at MFC, something just clicked & I knew that this was world-class training. The facilities & staff at MFC really were the deciding factor in my decision to pursue a career as a professional pilot.

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