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Length: 3 YEARS


Delivery: FULL-TIME

Next Intake: SEPTEMBER 2019 at FNTI Aviation Campus – Tyendinaga Aerodome, Tyendinga, ON

Tuition: $4,685* FIRST YEAR, $4,540* SECOND YEAR, $4,210-$5,245* THIRD YEAR (depending on stream)

*subject to change

What other job gives you goose-bumps from head to toe? Become a qualified, professional pilot today - no graduation will be more exhilarating! 

The First Peoples’ Aviation Technology - Flight Program (Advanced Diploma) is the only Indigenous aviation post-secondary program of its kind in Canada. Delivered in partnership with Canadore College, this program provides hands-on flight training for students interested in pursuing a pilot 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 & Cruise Relief Pilot (IATRA) certification. 

Train at the Tyendinaga Aerodrome – a one-of-a-kind facility including hangars, classrooms and student residence. The Aerodrome was originally built in 1916 as a training school for pilots during World War I. It continued its tradition during World War II as an advanced instrument-navigation training base for air crews of the British Commonwealth. Join the long list of aviators who trained in this airspace and become a part of its rich history.


Click here for a list of AVIATION COURSES


  1. Applicants must identify as having First Nation, Metis, or Inuit ancestry.
  2. Applicants must possess an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent*, including the following courses:
    Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U)
    Grade 12 Math – MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCV4U, or MHF4U
    Grade 11 or 12 Physics is strongly recommended
    *Applicants 19 years of age or older who do not hold an OSSD or equivalent may also be eligible as a mature student. Certain high school credits or academic testing may be required.
  3. 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 and can be submitted directly to Sarah Mignault, Registrar (sarahm@fnti.net).

Required Documentation

  1. Official transcript - secondary or post-secondary
  1. Birth/Baptismal certificate or valid passport
  2. Marriage certificate or court document (if legal name change)
  3. Transport Canada Category 1 Medical Certificate (Contact us to determine your local Certified Aviation Medical Examiner)
  4. Criminal Record Check (must be completed no more than three months prior to the date of admission)
  5. Letter of intent (see "Admission Requirements" above)


 All documentation (with the exception of the Criminal Record Check and Transport Canada Category 1 Medical Certificate) must be received no later than January 31st, 2019.
Please note that applications for our 2019-2020 academic cycle for college programs are closed. New applications will be for the 2020-2021 academic cycle.

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For more information contact our Recruitment Office at 1-855-359-3684, ext. 156 or email us at recruitment@fnti.net