Career Pathways


There has never been a better time to consider a career in Canadian aviation!


  • Aviation industry needs more aircraft maintenance engineers, airport managers, air traffic controllers and flight attendants.
  • Demand for commercial and military pilots is growing due to an increase in aerial traffic and the retirement of Baby Boomers.
  • Many career paths from bush pilots flying single-engine aircraft in Canada’s north and cargo pilots moving freight, to airline pilots ferrying passengers and helicopter pilots flying just about everywhere.
  • Military pilots have the chance to fly all kinds of aircraft, right up to the CF-188 Hornet jet fighter.
  • Pilots get the opportunity to fly all kinds and sizes of aircraft; including the very latest models.

A career in aviation can deliver excellent pay, benefits and pension; plus stable long-term employment. There is also lots of room in the aviation industry to learn and try different specialties – and to get paid to fly!

Learn what students and parents need to know to embark on this exciting career path, including:

  • Career options
  • How to learn to fly (and pay for it)
  • Employment opportunities
  • Salary ranges