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International Students


  • You must be able to read, speak, and understand the English language.
  • There is a formal Aviation Language Proficiency Test required. This is specific to aviation and different from other language tests.
  • You must also pass the required medical exam, performed by a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner. There may be a Transport Canada approved Medical Examiner in your country, otherwise you will need to do this once you get here.
  • After we receive your application, passport and application fee, we will issue you a letter of acceptance. You can then use this to apply to Canadian Immigration through the embassy in your country.
  • You may request a personalized quote for your professional pilot training by email. In your email, please include the information about all licenses and ratings you wish to obtain as this will change the price.


**All application fees are non-refundable

Compliance with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Sky Wings Aviation Academy Ltd. is committed to providing international students with clear and accurate information regarding their study and work options while in Canada. It is important to note that providing advice and counsel on immigration matters is regulated by law, and only licensed and registered immigration consultants are authorized to do so.

As such, we do not offer immigration advice or counseling services. However, we encourage interested students to visit the official website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for comprehensive information on immigration processes, study permits, work permits, and other related matters.

For more information, please visit the IRCC website here.

Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL)

Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) is a document issued by provinces and territories in Canada to certain groups of international students. This letter acts as confirmation that the student has been allocated a spot within the provincial or territorial quota under the national cap for international students.

If a PAL is necessary, it must accompany the student’s study permit application when submitted to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

For further information about PALs, individuals can refer to the IRCC website for specific details and guidelines.

Who doesn’t need an PAL (Provincial Attestation Letter)


International students

If you are a student from outside Canada, you may be eligible for AHCIP coverage.

Students who have a 12-month study permit (valid for an Alberta educational institute) and who will reside in Alberta for 12 months or more are eligible for AHCIP coverage and should apply.

Learn how to apply for AHCIP coverage.


Connect with the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan office.


The following is a description of residences for Sky Wings Aviation Professional Pilot students.

  • 7 units available on a first come first served basis.
  • $600.00 per month (includes utilities) + $600.00 security deposit.

Each unit has the following:

  • Kitchenette with microwave and fridge
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Reservations must be made in advance and subject to availability.

Community Amenities

  • The Town of Penhold is a short 5-minute drive from the airport, and the City of Red Deer is a 10-minute drive.
  • It is recommended that reservations be made at least three months in advance due to limited availability.
  • However, Living off campus will be substantially more expensive. Costs vary depending on choice of residence. Contact us for info about other placements.
  • Transportation (buses & schedules)
Hotel room or apartment doorway

International Instructor Rating

Thanks for your interest in our flight instructor rating program. To complete this course, you will need to obtain your Canadian commercial license. This would require for you to obtain a Canadian aviation medical (Category 1), complete the written test and complete the flight test. You would also need to show that you have the required flight experience which is usually done by providing your logbook. This website has more information.

Once that is completed, we would be happy to train you to be a flight instructor. To sign up for the commercial and then instructor rating, we would ask for you to apply on our website. You will also need to send us a copy of your passport and a $200 application fee. Once we have those three things, we can issue you a letter of acceptance.

Application Process

Step : 1

Complete the Admission form and pay the application fees

There are 3 ways to apply to Sky Wings Aviation:

1. Telephone:  Toll Free(Canada and US only) : 1-800-315-8097

    Sky Wings Aviation Red Deer :+1-403-886-5191 ; +1-403-886-5192

2. Email us Admission Forms at info@skywings.com

       International Students – Admission Form.pdf and applicable documents

3. Online Application International Student Form

Step : 2

Provide all documents and completed application form. A response to your application will be sent to you within 2 weeks from Sky Wings. Email info@skywings.com if you haven’t heard from us. 

Step : 3

After receipt of your Admission Letter, apply for a Student VISA through the Canadian Embassy in your country.

Step : 4

Fly to Canada and pursue your career as a professional pilot!!

International Student Form

Programs & Courses
Personal Information
Mailing Address
Program Particulars
Emergency Contact
Academic Record
Last High School Attended
After submitting your application, you will be forwarded to the cart page to make payment. The application will not be considered valid until the checkout process is completed. Once we have received your application, we will be issuing a letter of acceptance.

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