International Students

International Students

Adventure Aviation offers all of its programs to both local and International students.  For International students there is a different application process.

The Application Process

    Completed application can be emailed to or faxed to: 1-780-532-9661.  A $500.00 non-refundable fee is required in Canadian funds to process your application.  This amount will be applied to your tuition at the school once accepted.  Funds may be sent by credit card or wire transfer.  Please email or call 780-539-6968 for more information on paying the fee.  Once the application has been received and approved, a Letter of Acceptance will be issued to assist you in obtaining your Student Visa Permit.
  2. Canadian Aviation Medical
    A Canadian Aviation Medical from a Doctor certified by Transport Canada will be required for all Canadian licenses and ratings.  A list of Doctors can be found on this site CLICK HERE
  3. Aviation Language Requirements
    All students will be required to demonstrate English language ability at least at an operational level.  We accept the following language examinations:
     Minimum score acceptable for admission by Adventure Aviation Inc.
    Test Of English as Foreign Language computer-based exam (TOEFL)53
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic5
    Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) (CELPIP)7

    All students, once enrolled, will be required to pass an Aviation Language Proficiency Demonstration.  For more information  CLICK HERE

  4. Mandatory Medical Insurance
    All International Students must purchase their own private health care insurance before they arrive in Canada.  For courses longer than one year, the student may be eligible to purchase Alberta Health Care Insurance.  For more information CLICK HERE Private Insurance Companies
    International Student Insurance

Pricing and Policies

Designated Programs
International students are able to apply for entry into any of our career based programs, which include:

  • Multi Engine Rating
  • Group 1 IFR Rating
  • Commercial Pilot License
  • Professional Pilot Program (this includes your Private Pilot License, Night Rating, time building, as well as all ratings and licenses listed above)


Total course costs are contingent on the actual time it takes for each student. For a list of minimum cost CLICK HERE

Student Services
Our Branch Administrator is available at the school in person or by phone Monday through Friday 8AM – 5 PM local time and is the primary point of contact for international student services, as well as scheduling and billing inquiries. 

Student Complaint and Dispute Resolution Process
Students should try to resolve issues individually.  If a more formal process becomes necessary, Adventure Aviation Inc. will do its best to provide a fair and reasonable mechanism for resolution.

    • First, try to resolve the issue directly with the other party
    • If the issue cannot be resolved, put your complaint in writing (letter or email), and forward it to the Chief Flight Instructor (CFI), or in his absence, the Assistant Chief Flight Instructor.
    • Institution does not impose a fee for a student complaint.
    • The student can be represented by an agent or a lawyer.  The third party representative must produce a formal Power of Attorney from the student that enables them to represent the student.  If the student is a minor, a parent or guardian must take part in the dispute resolution. An agent or lawyer must be authorized by a parent or guardian.
    • The CFI, or assistant CFI if applicable, will act within 7 days to resolve fairly and reasonably all issues presented to him/her in writing, outlining reason for a decision.  In the event an issue cannot be solved through steps above, further action can be taken with the help of a third party, e.g. mediator or court.

All training may be done on a pay-as-you go basis.  Many Students place a credit card or place a deposit on their account with Adventure Aviation Inc. flight school.  Any request for a refund of monies remaining on a student’s account must be made in writing and will be refunded by the form of payment 30 days from receipt of the request.  For more information see our policy for tuition fee payment and refund CLICK HERE

Academic Standards & Expectations 

As a flight training unit, Adventure Aviation is required to use Transport Canada’s federally regulated flight standards as listed in the following guides:

Private Pilot License

Commercial Pilot License

Multi Engine Class Rating

IFR Rating

Academic and Career Counseling

Adventure Aviation instructors and staff are always available to work with students to help achieve success and provide supplemental training as required.  Staff and owners have extensive aviation industry experience and are available for general career pathing conversations.  For a full range of career counselling and support, an extensive mentorship program for pilots and other jobs in the aviation industry is offered by Elevate Aviation, a not for profit organization founded in Edmonton.

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Arrival and Life in Grande Prairie

Getting Here
We are located in Grande Prairie, Alberta, at the Grande Prairie Regional Airport (CYQU).  Flights from both Edmonton Alberta and Calgary Alberta arrive and depart daily on both Air Canada and WestJet. 

Transportation & Housing
Adventure Aviation Inc. has dorm style housing available on site for $640/Month.  If you decide not to stay in our accommodations, the following website will help you locate suitable accommodation. CLICK HERE

Upon arrival to Grande Prairie, we will schedule a personal tour with all International Students. During this time we will get your acquainted with some of our staff, the facility, and answer any questions. 

Things to do in the Grande Prairie area when you aren’t flying!
Being located away from the major cities of the province doesn’t mean there isn’t lots to do when you aren’t studying!  Here are some of our local area favorites:


Moving to a new City can be a little overwhelming for many.
The City of Grande Prairie has some services to assist you if needed and to help you adjust to your new home away from home.  Our Staff are always available to assist you as well.

The links below will help you with social service support as well as with useful information for newcomers.