Student Accommodations

We are proud to offer our international students accommodations during their training.  

Our Student House Includes:

  • Option of individual or shared bedrooms
  • Closet
  • Furniture Including; drawers, bed frame and mattress
  • Fully outfitted kitchen including; fridge, microwave, stove, oven, plates/utensils, etc…
  • 1 Full Bath and 2 Half Bathrooms (includes 3 showers)
  • Wireless High-Speed Internet


  • Contact us for pricing information
  • Food and transportation also available at additional cost
  • $500.00 security deposit required which will be returned to the student after training (provided there is no damage to their room)

We are a Designated Learning Institute as approved by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. EMAIL US with your inquiries into becoming an International Student at Winnipeg Aviation.


Before you contact the visa office you must be in possession of a letter of acceptance from Winnipeg Aviation. We will email this letter to you once we have received your student application. You are more likely to obtain a visa if you have taken some aviation theory or language training from your home country. 

For the most current information about obtaining a student visa visit:

If possible, we suggest that you complete an Aviation Medical Examination prior to beginning your Visa process. This will ensure that you are in fact fit to undertake the training program.

Please ensure that you use the mailing address for Winnipeg Aviation on your Medical application (700 South Gate Road, St. Andrews, Manitoba, R1A 3P8)

The following link will guide you to a list of doctors in your country that have been approved to conduct Canadian Aviation Medical Examinations:

You can get almost all of the fresh fruits, vegetables, cooking items and bakery products at many stores nearby. You can also visit the large variety of restaurants and specialty food stores in Winnipeg. Winnipeg Aviation is close to public transportation routes and student ride-sharing is also available.

At Winnipeg Aviation we train students from all over the globe. Our courses can be flexibly accelerated so you can spend the least amount of time away from home and reduce your expenses.

Long recognized as one of the most modern, progressive, and peaceful countries in the world, Canada has always accepted students of all nationalities. You will find it easier to get a visa to enter our country than most other nations. As a leading member of the International Civil Aviation Organization Canada’s flight training standard is recognized as being one of the highest in the world.

The cost of flying is remarkably inexpensive (due to lower fuel costs) when compared to most other countries. Whether you wish to fly here for pleasure or to build up your flight time, Canada makes economic sense.

Winnipeg is located in the geographic center of Canada and the nature of our local weather is such that you can fly for more than 315 days of the year in sunshine. This means fewer weather delays and quicker acceleration through your training. Because we are at the center of the country you can easily embark on many exciting trips all over North America.

Helpful links

City of Winnipeg and Province of Manitoba

You can work part-time in order to support yourself while living in Canada and on a Student Visa. Check with the Canadian High Commission Office for specific details regarding employment while on a Student Visa.

We cannot guarantee employment as a Certified Flight Instructor after your training although you are welcome to apply!

Cross Border Operations

Cross Country Planning Tips:

  • Fill out Customs Declaration form for all people on board
  • Fill out Private Aircraft Enforcement System Arrival Report for intended aircraft
  • Carry Pilots License and ID when crossing borders

US Customs

  • File Canadian Flight Plan as usual and advise Customs
  • Call US Customs and provide;
    • Type of flight
    • Number of persons on board and their names/citizenship/birthdates
  • Call for a Discrete Code 1-701-780-9104
  • When arriving in the US, stay in the aircraft until Customs comes to greet you

Grand Forks Customs

1-701-772-6433 or 1-701-772-3301

Grand Forks FSS


Canadian Customs

  • File an FAA Flight Plan and advise customs (1-800-WX-BRIEF)
  • Call Canadian Customs (1-888-CANPASS) and provide;
    • Type of Flight
    • Number of persons on board and their names/citizenship/birthdates
  • When arriving back in Canada wait in plane at Esso Avitat in CYWG
  • If Customs is not there call CANPASS
  • Record CANPASS number in Journey Log/Personal Log