I have been down this road myself. I was wondering if you hold a valid/current
i did my PPL(m) training here in Ireland with Ultraflight in abbeyshrule. After some time i decided to go become a commercial pilot, in order for me to do this at the time i could only ICAO registered aircraft and went to Canada to take my commercial training etc. I applied to Moncton flight College to enter a integrated program, and said I have a valid Irish PPL. I didn't mention nor had any questions asked about it been a PPL(m). To convert my Irish PPL (m) to a Transport Canada PPL (A) i had to do a little bit of flying to get used to the Canadian system, the different plane and the 5 hours required instrument flying it took me about 11 hours. My check flight to obtain the PPL (A) was just a quick check by a flight instructor not a fligth tester. He was happy with my flying and signed a little form, sent it to Transport Canada and in a few days i had my PPL (A).
i was given all 75 hours credit i had in ireland towards my TC PPL(A) and it woked out at about $145 per hr in a Diamond Da20. Im sure the price has gone up with fuel, insurance etc.
But if you work it out this way:
Ireland: 60 hours micro light = 6 hours credit for ppl (A)
45 hours min requirment for ppl(A)-6 hours credit = 39 hours x €175 hr in cessna 172 approx = €6825
and extra cost of flight test, licence fee, rental of plane for test etc
Canada: 60 hours micro light = 60 hours credit for ppl (A)
5 hours instrument flying $145 x 5hrs = $725
and allow some extra flight time to get used to the aircraft, and the canadian system.
Also allow some for the rental of a apartment etc
you will have to take 1 written exam called PSTAR required by all TC pilots before first solo or any conversion, its easy exam.
there would be no flight test, just your last hours of the required 5 hours instrument flying will be a little skills test.
should you require more info,
Licensing Officer/Agente, Emission des licences
>Tel: (506)851-7435 | facsimile / télécopieur (506) 851-2563
>E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
>Transport Canada | General Aviation, P.O. Box 42, Moncton, NB ElC 8K6
>Transports Canada | Aviation générale, C.P. 42, 95 rue Foundry, Moncton N.B. E1C 8K6
>Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada
Carey Taylor (email@example.com
) or Gerry Benoit (firstname.lastname@example.org
Moncton flight College
1719 Champlain St.
Dieppe NB Canada
Main Reception: 506-857-3080
Admissions: 506-877-2285 Ext 212
Hope this is of help to you,