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nutlord 19th Aug 2019 20:59

Canadian in the USA
 
Is it possible, as a Canadian, to go to flight school in the USA, and start working there immediately?
Or do I need to go through training in Canada, get experience, and convert my license into an american one?
I know that all the pilot mill schools say you need to have the unrestricted right to work in the USA, but how would I get that if I am as of yet still untrained? Do you go through the training and just hope to get sponsored for a work visa at the end of it?

Apologies if this has already been answered, but if I could be pointed in the right direction, I would really appreciate it.

fuelsurvey 20th Aug 2019 00:12

There is no visa available to Canadians for flying.

Are either of your parents American?

Any chance of marrying an American?

You could become a nurse or something else that's covered under the TN visa program and then meet an American, get married, then become a pilot.

Do you have citizenship in a country that is part of the visa lottery program?

Do you have a million dollars to invest in the investor visa category?

I think that covers the basic options available to you.

nutlord 20th Aug 2019 00:34

Well shoot. My fiancee will likely be getting a greencard to practice as a doctor in the USA, but I don't know if that helps much with applications for me..
I guess I'll be building my hours up north then!

bafanguy 20th Aug 2019 12:28


Originally Posted by nutlord (Post 10549563)
Well shoot. My fiancee will likely be getting a greencard to practice as a doctor in the USA, but I don't know if that helps much with applications for me..

Once your fiancee gets her green card, won't marrying her allow you to hold a green card too ?


zondaracer 21st Aug 2019 02:48


Originally Posted by bafanguy (Post 10549818)
Once your fiancee gets her green card, won't marrying her allow you to hold a green card too ?

Yes, but itís not automatic and thereís a priority list. Depending on demand and priority, the wait could be longer or shorter.

zondaracer 21st Aug 2019 02:51

By the way, TC and the FAA have a reciprocal agreement for recognizing licenses, so if you do your training in Canada, you can get your FAA certificate pretty easily (taking the conversion test and getting a medical).

https://www.faa.gov/regulations_poli...mentid/1027574

fuelsurvey 21st Aug 2019 13:35

The ATP still requires that you do the CTP course.

I don't think there's a wait if you get married before she applies for a green card and you apply together. You would be part of the same application.

zondaracer 21st Aug 2019 20:47

Yeah, no way around the CTP
course. Itís a prerequisite for the ATP knowledge test.

true_pilot 22nd Aug 2019 19:04

Thank you for the post!

Unfortunately its true.


Originally Posted by fuelsurvey (Post 10549558)
There is no visa available to Canadians for flying.

Are either of your parents American?

Any chance of marrying an American?

You could become a nurse or something else that's covered under the TN visa program and then meet an American, get married, then become a pilot.

Do you have citizenship in a country that is part of the visa lottery program?

Do you have a million dollars to invest in the investor visa category?

I think that covers the basic options available to you.



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