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Type: Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Length: 3 Years

Partner: Canadore College

Delivery: Full-Time

Next Intake: Fall 2024 

Tuition:   Year 1: $4685**

Year 2: $4540**

Year 3: $4210-5245** (based on stream)

Applications for the Fall 2024 intake are now closed. 

** subject to change

OverviewCurriculumCareer OpportunitiesCoursesAdmission RequirementsRequired Documentation


On the evening of February 24, 2022 a fire destroyed FNTI’S historic hangar, fleet of 13 aircraft, dispatch and maintenance facilities. Through the generosity of friends, donors and support from the Aerospace sector, operations have been maintained and students have been able to continue their flight training. Stay tuned for updates as we move through the planning stages of a hangar rebuild!



Become a qualified, professional pilot in a unique learning environment, the Tyendinaga Aerodrome.  

This program is the only post-secondary Indigenous aviation program of its kind in Canada and provides hands-on flight training for students interested in pursuing a pilot’s licence or working in the aviation industry.  

Graduates will hold a commercial licence with their rating of choice and will also meet the eligibility criteria to obtain a Flight Dispatcher designation and a Two-Crew and Cruise Relief Pilot (IATRA) certification. The curriculum meets the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements for post-secondary studies, as well as Transport Canada regulations and standards for flight training. 



  • Flight training 
  • Navigation 
  • Radio operation 
  • Flight and simulator training 
  • Private and commercial pilot licence requirements


  • Commercial pilot 
  • Charter/bush pilot 
  • Flight dispatcher 
  • Air traffic control 
  • Airport manager


Click here for a list of INDIGENOUS AVIATION COURSES

student testimonial


Applicants must identify as having First Nation, Métis, or Inuit ancestry.  

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U), Grade 12 Math for College (MCT4C or MAP4C) or University Math (MHF4U or MCV4U). Grade 11 or 12 Physics is strongly recommended. 

Applicants must submit a "Letter of Intent" outlining their reasons for applying to the aviation program. This letter may outline their professional goals, commitment to their community/Nation, and/or personal aspirations. This letter should be no longer than 500 words.

First Peoples' Aviation Technology - Flight Program


  1. Official transcript - secondary or post-secondary 

  1. Birth/Baptismal certificate or valid passport 

  1. Marriage certificate or court document (if legal name change) 

  1. Transport Canada Category 1 Medical Certificate (contact us to determine your local Certified Aviation Medical Examiner) 

  1. Criminal Record Check (must be completed no more than three months prior to the date of admission) 

  1. Letter of intent (see "Admission Requirements" above)

Please submit all official documentation to admissions@fnti.net.

For more information contact our Recruitment Office at 1.800.267.0637, ext. 141 or email us at recruitment@fnti.net