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This program is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in Canada.

This program is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in Canada.

Programme Type
Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)

Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with IR/ME


A partnership between CAE and Jazz Aviation, Jazz Approach is the first pilot creation program of its kind in Canada.

•    Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) training for 18 months in Ontario
•    Bombardier CRJ200 type rating at CAE Toronto
•    Upon successful completion of the training program and subject to certain conditions, the graduates of the Jazz Approach will join Jazz as first officers
•    This program is designed for people with little or no flight experience. Applicants without any previous flight experience are encouraged to apply.

Course Outline

Theoretical Knowledge

  • Learn everything about ATPL related theory
  • Classroom and computer-based training (CBT)
  • Location: Ontario

Foundation Flight Training

  • Learn how to fly solo in a single-engine piston aircraft
  • Aircraft and Flight Simulation Training Device training
  • Complete your Private Pilot Flight Test
  • Location: Ontario

Intermediate Flight Training

  • Complete your Commercial Pilot License (CPL) Flight Test
  • Learn how to fly a Multi-engine aircraft and complete your Multi-Engine Rating Flight Test
  • Aircraft and Flight Simulation Training Device training
  • Location: Ontario

Advanced Flight Training

  • Learn how to fly using instruments on a multi-engine piston aircraft
  • Aircraft and simulator training
  • Complete your Multi-Engine Instrument Flight Test
  • Location: Ontario

Multi-Crew Coordination and Jet Transition Training

  • Learn how to fly as a member of a professional airline cockpit crew
  • CRJ Flight Simulation Training Device
  • Flight Simulation Training Device training
  • Location: Ontario

Bombardier CRJ200 Type Rating

  • Learn how to fly a Bombardier CRJ200
  • Classroom and Flight Simulator Training on Bombardier CRJ200 full-flight simulator
  • Approximately 8 weeks
  • Obtain your CRJ200 Type Rating
  • Location: CAE Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Investment & Funding
Jazz Approach $126,000 CAD plus taxes

Financing opportunities are available through CIBC and Scotiabank. Student loan applications and instructions will be provided upon acceptance into the program.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: Legally entitled to work in Canada, and a citizen or permanent resident of Canada. In the latter case, the Trainee must be able to obtain and maintain crew visa documentation required to operate aircraft within the USA.
  • Minimum Education: Post-secondary degree, diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum Age: 18 years old.
  • Physical & Medical Requirements: Must be able to obtain a Category 1 Medical Certificate issued by TC.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in English, both written & spoken; a minimum of ICAO level 4 English Language proficiency.
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