FINANCIAL HELP

Flight training requires a major time commitment and financial planning. At SIFC our programs take the financial requirement into consideration. Ground school must be paid for as a lump sum, as well as your books. Our self-paced programs allow you to pay for your flight and simulator training as you go. This allows you to space out your fees based on your financial position. Unfortunately we can not offer credit for our services.

RESPs

Southern Interior Flight Centre has been registered with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada since 1973 - HRSDC file 7009/1587. Our institution qualifies for the use of RESPs. Our listing at HRSDC is found HERE.

FUNDING ASSISTANCE

Canada Student Loans Persons taking the Commercial Aviation Diploma program may qualify for Canada Student Loans.
Check out the Okanagan College Financial Aid site Here or the Student Aid BC site.

   
BC Student Loans Persons taking the Commercial Aviation Diploma program may qualify for Canada Student Loans.
Check out the Okanagan College Financial Aid site Here or the Student Aid BC site.
   

Employment Benefits
and Support Measures

Our self-paced programs qualify for HRDC funding through training programs for unemployed individuals. Information is located on the HRDC Site Here.
Even if you have been self-employed, there are programs you may qualify for through HRDC.

   
Financial Institutions Various financial institutions provide personal loans and lines of credit. Contact your bank or credit union for more information.
   
Assistance for Women
in Aviation
The Ninety-Nines, Inc. offers a West Canada Section Scholarship Award. Check out the Ninety-Nines site here.
CLICK HERE for the application for a $1500 Scholarship.

Canadian Women in Aviation also offers scholarships.

   
Air Cadets A great way for students to get their start in aviation is through the Air Cadets. Successful candidates obtain their Glider and Private Pilot Licences at little to no cost. Check out the Air Cadet site here.
   
BC Aviation Council BC Aviation Council members recognize the financial pressures faced by students pursuing studies in aviation and aerospace, and the BCAC  provides scholarships and awards for students on an annual basis. Check out the BCAC web site here.
   
COPA Canadian Owners and Pilots Associations offers scholarships for flight training. Check out the COPA site here.
   
NATA Northern Air Transport Association provides the Kenn Borek Memorial Scholarship. Check out the NATA web site here.
   
General Scholarships You should also check with your local schools to see if scholarships and bursaries are an option.