Select Aviation College reacted fast to the pandemic situation. As per Quebec Government recommendations, we closed the school’s facilities on March 13th 2020 and adopted an online version of our ground school permitting the students to keep moving forward in their training.
The Association québécoise du transport aérien (Quebec Air Transport Association), which the college is a member of, has adopted a protocol to ensure safe flight exercises and aim to limit the spread of covid-19 as much as possible. This protocol was approved by the Direction de la Santé Publique du Québec (Quebec Public Health) prior to its implementation. Select Aviation College is a signatory to the protocol. The director of operations and chief flight instructor (i.e. responsible for airline pilot training in front of Transport Canada), Mr. Jean-Baptiste Carré, is personally responsible for enforcing the protocol, ensuring that it is respected, and to ensure that college employees enforce protocol on students as well. In addition, no student or employee can come to campus without having passed the test for this protocol with a mark of 100%. The college keeps a proof of passing this test for each student and employee.
The protocol that we have implemented since reopening on May 25th 2020 is still in effect. The premises and planes are disinfected before and after each activity, among other prescribed safety measures.
In addition, Select Aviation College has a quarantine plan for students arriving in Canada. We invite you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the quarantine plan and its application.
Our next intake will be on January 2021. To be able to enter Canada as a student, you must meet 2 requirements:
- You must have a valid study permit or a letter of introduction that shows you were approved for a study permit.
- You must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by its province or territory.
Your travel to Canada will be considered essential (non-discretionary) if you have all of the required documents and your DLI is on the approved list.
Yes, your study permit will be extended. Immigration and Citizenship Canada will prolong study permits for students who are affected by the COVID-19 situation. Contact Daniel Giraldo for any questions related to study permit extensions.
No, Immigration and Citizenship Canada will not take into consideration any delays related to the COVID-19 situation.
Yes, the college’s online ground school is Ministry of Education approved and will be fully credited toward your AEC program.
Select Aviation College’s instructors are available to help with all of your study related questions. Your instructor will remain available for one hour after each ground school session to help you better understand any questions you may have about your studies.
If the online ground school is followed thoroughly, no major delay is expected. Transport Canada will open new examination centres and the college will take all required measures to ensure the flying portion of the training follows the advancement of the ground. This is why it is important for students to be serious and do the assigned homework!
If a major delay happens, the college will extend accommodation contracts to allow students to finish their training. However, rigour is expected on the students’ side. Once again, if the ground school is followed seriously, no major delay should occur.
Canada’s health system is world class and the provincial and federal government have taken the required preventative measures. This being said, in line with many top-level recommendations, we also do not recommend anyone to travel until the end of the crisis. Further information can be provided by Daniel Giraldo.
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