Helicopter Flight Training


Essential’s Helicopter Flight Training Programs are designed to help students unlock the potential of their future and use the additional operational training as the stepping stone to a career full of possibilities. Our experience and College structured programs ensure students receive the highest level of training and are fully prepared for the wonderful world of aviation.


Bell 206 Jet Ranger

The Bell 206 Jet Ranger is the turbine helicopter of choice for the industry with a safety record that is unsurpassed in both flight training and operational applications.

Robinson R44

The Robinson R44 provides excellent reliability, responsive handling and performance, making it the ideal piston helicopter for a variety of applications.

Robinson R22

The Robinson R22 Beta II is flown throughout the World for many applications, ranging from flight training to livestock mustering and patrolling pipelines.

programs starting every september


The Canadore College Helicopter program provides students with much more than the basic Commercial Helicopter Licence – we provide students with all the necessary operational tools to allow our graduates to excel and become highly employable in the industry.

A variety of additional operational training subjects provide the students with a balanced ground school training program. Successful applicants enrolled in our Canadore College program will be participating in strenuous physical activities such as helicopter log pad construction, chain saw operation, underwater egress training, winter survival program and winter helicopter operations. Graduates from the program will receive a Canadore College Pilot Preparedness Certificate and a Transport Canada Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter as well as numerous industry-recognized certificates.


This is a sample of the course curriculum offered and is subject to change. Courses may be added or removed to further enhance the program.

Winter Survival

Winter Survival bush training

Underwater Egress

Underwater Egress and ditching procedures

Chainsaw and Felling

Classroom and practical training

Basic First Aid, CPR and AED

Presented by Certified Instructors

Certified Simulator

Available for students throughout the program

Global System Position System (GPS)

Understanding and use of GPS Systems

Helicopter Log Pad Construction

Construct and inspect a safe Helicopter Pad

Helicopter Maintenance

Classroom and Practical Training

available year round


Our Transport Canada program is offered year-round and covers the minimum requirements to obtain a commercial helicopter licence. The program provides students with all the basic skills to be a successful pilot in the industry.

This course is ideal for students who require flexibility during their training or require a specific timeframe to complete the program.
Dependant on course availability, students in this program have the opportunity to attend additional operational training courses that are offered.

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Take a look at our online program guide for more information on the Helicopter Flight Training program and how to apply



Learn more about what the Pilot Preparedness Program offered in partnership with Canadore College can do to excel your career in the aviation industry.


Use your Program Options Guide to help customize your flight training program and calculate your expected total to meet your goals as a commercial pilot.


Are you a non-Canadian resident looking to complete your flight training program in Canada?  Do you want to fly commercially as a Canadian pilot in the country or obtain an ICAO licence equivalent to fly commercially in an alternate country?  Contact our International Student Coordinator to discover more about the requirements to enroll!