We are thrilled to tell you that your timing is perfect! Even with the pandemic, airlines are experiencing a pilot shortage, and it's forecasted to only get worse. Being a pilot takes a lot of discipline, very similar to being an athlete. It's more than just a job; it's a lifestyle and it offers great rewards. There are many ways to make a great career out of flying. Some pilot jobs include, but are not limited to: airline pilot, cargo pilot, flight instructor, corporate pilot, bush pilot, water bomber pilot, and much more.
✈ 80% of the population has a fear of flying. Be bold, and stand out.
✈ Canada offers some of the safest and most affordable pilot training in the world.
✈ Pilots flying for major airlines make a great living, and salaries can range from $150,000 - $300,000 per year once they upgrade to Captain or are a senior First Officer. This can be achieved within 5 years of working at the airline.
✈ According to CAE, approximately 27,000 new professional pilots will be required starting in late 2021.
✈ Boeing is forecasting 612,000 pilot vacancies in the next 20 years. That's 2,550 pilots per month; airlines are going to have a hard time filling pilot positions with that demand.
✈ Overall employment of airline and commercial pilots is projected to grow by 13 % from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
✈ Studies have shown that pilots have one of the most fulfilling careers. Pilots rate their careers 3.8 out of 5 stars, which puts them in the top 15% of careers.
✈ Research has revealed that the pilot profession is within the ten most respected professions.
✈ The highs in the lifestyle of a pilot include the excitement of flying, opportunities to travel, meet people, and cheap/free air travel. The downside is being away from home for days at a time. It's important that your family members know and understand the nature of the profession.
1. Show us you're interested and connect with us.
2. Complete the application that we will send you.
3. Pass an aptitude test.
4. Submit your high school transcripts as well as your English language proficiency requirements.
5. Complete a panel interview with Veliu Aviation.
Once the interview is complete, you will be partnered with a mentor and start your enrollment process. Your mentor can help prepare you for your flight training and for your move to Canada. Your mentor will also be available to help with some personal needs and assistance once you're in Canada. Once you complete your flight training, we will provide you with a professional cover letter and resume and help you apply for available pilot positions.
The flight schools we are partnered with all meet the requirements for a post-graduate work permit. This will allow you to work in Canada, and eventually become a permanent resident of Canada.
Do you have what it takes to become a professional pilot and get your wings?
Click "Apply" to contact us and get started!