Living in Canada
There are many items that you will want to consider before starting your flight training in another country. You will want to research how easy it will be for you to access the flight school from where you plan to reside. Please note that while the flight school is located on the outskirts of Brampton (north of Brampton in Caledon, Ontario – it is advantageous as it takes us less flight time to get to our practice area to practice our flight lessons and therefore will save some costs compared to flight schools located directly in a high residential area).
Accommodations and Transportation
Accommodations, transportation and medical insurance are the responsibility of the student to arrange.
We have listed some helpful information below but please note that BFC does not endorse the following sites:
Please note that we DO NOT recommend for students to walk to school or ride their bicycle. Public transportation is not available directly to the flight school and the distance from the last stop in Brampton is over 7km away.
A number of our international students have obtained their own Canadian drivers licence and purchased a car. If you wish to pursue this as an option, refer to Drivers Licence in Canada.
Many of our students also carpool together and this is often arranged on your own after settling in.
You will be required to obtain health insurance as an international student. You will need to attest to having it set up prior to commencement of your program.
One option for International Student Health Insurance is Student VIP. StudentVIP offers varying levels of coverage to suit each student’s needs. Upon registration, you will receive your medical card instantly.
Another company students have used is Guard.Me, with much successes as well.
Coverage is to be arranged by the student. If you’re interested in obtaining coverage, you are not obliged to use the above recommendations. For alternative insurance companies, you may wish to search “Student insurance in Canada”.
Peer Counseling Services
Religious or Cultural Community Organizations
Hope Christian Ministries
4316 Ebenezer Rd, Brampton, ON L6P 1S4
Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation
80 Brydon Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9W 4N6
Halton Peel Buddhist Cultural Society
3133 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga, ON L5A 2X4
270 Export Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5S 1Y9