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Issuance
  •  Minimum medical fitness requirements for the various types of licence are broadly defined by international agreement through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Canadian medical requirements honour this agreement, and procedures and standards outlined in this document reflect International Standards and Recommended Practices.

  • A Medical Certificate is a necessary prerequisite for every licence which is subject to the Personnel Licensing Standards. 

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Medical Certificates are issued by the Minister of Transport through the office of the Regional Director, Aviation Licensing following receipt of:

  • (i) a medical examination report, provided the candidate meets the pertinent medical standards and has been assessed medically fit or fit subject to any restriction or limitation recommended by Civil Aviation Medicine Division Medical Staff; or

  • (ii) in the case of a Student Pilot Permit -- Ultra-light aeroplanes, a Pilot Permit -- Ultra-light aeroplanes, a Pilot Permit - Recreational -- Aeroplanes, a Student Pilot Permit -- Gliders or a Pilot Licence -- Gliders the candidate completes and submits Part B Civil Aviation Medical Declaration of the Application for a student pilot permit - ultra-light aeroplanes or a pilot permit - ultra-light aeroplanes (form 26-0297 in english or form 26-0301 in french) see Appendix III.

 

Medical Examination

  • (a) Every applicant for a medical certificate or revalidation thereof shall undergo a medical examination by a CAME.

  • (b) Every applicant shall, at the time of the medical examination:

(i) sign a declaration provided by the CAME stating whether the applicant has previously undergone a medical examination in connection with an application for a medical certificate or revalidation thereof and, where applicable, provide a statement that sets out the results of the most recent such examination;

(ii) answer all of the CAME’s questions that are pertinent to the assessment of the applicant’s medical fitness;

(iii) give written authorization for the disclosure of medical information to a physician named by the applicant; and

(iv) undergo any other examinations or tests that are required by the CAME in order to assess the applicant’s medical fitness.

Medical Category 1

Medical Category 2

Medical Category 3

Medical Category 4

This category applies to the issue or revalidation of Airline Transport Pilot Licence:
Commercial Pilot Licence
Flight Engineer Licence

(amended 2007/12/30)

Note: The holder of Medical Category 1 shall be considered fit for any licence for its respective duration of validity unless otherwise specified.

The medical examination and assessment shall be based upon the following requirements of physical and mental fitness.

n/anot applicable

1.1 The applicant shall be free from

(a) any abnormality, congenital or acquired; or
(b) any active, latent, acute or chronic disability; or
(c ) any wound, injury or sequelae from operation

(d) any effect or side effect of any prescribed or non-prescribed therapeutic medication taken.
(amended 1999/03/01)
such as would entail a degree of functional incapacity which accredited medical conclusion indicates would interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft at any altitude throughout a prolonged or difficult flight, or may reasonably be expected within the period of validity of the licence to make the applicant unfit to exercise the privileges of the licence applied for or held.

This category applies to the issue or revalidation of Flight Engineer Licence:
Air Traffic Controller Licence

Note:The requirements of the Air Traffic Controller licence must be interpreted in respect to the applicant's working environment and the flight safety responsibilities involved.

(amended 2007/12/30)

The medical examination and assessment shall be based on the following requirements of physical and mental fitness..

n/anot applicable

2.1 The applicant shall be free from

(a) any abnormality, congenital or acquired; or
(b) any active, latent, acute or chronic disability; or
(c ) any wound, injury or sequelae from operation
(d) any effect or side effect of any prescribed or non-prescribed therapeutic medication taken.
(amended 1999/03/01)
such as would entail a degree of functional incapacity which accredited medical conclusion indicates would interfere with reliable performance of duties within the period of validity of the licence.

 


 

This category applies to the issue or revalidation of Student Pilot Permit:
Helicopters
Gyroplane

Balloon
Pilot Permit
Gyroplane
Private Pilot Licence
Aeroplane
Helicopter
Pilot Licence
Balloon
Flight Instructor Rating
Glider
Ultra-light Aeropla

n/anot applicable

The medical examination and assessment shall be based on the following requirements of physical and mental fitness.

n/anot applicable

3.1 The applicant shall be free from

(a) any abnormality, congenital or acquired; or
(b) any active, latent, acute or chronic disability; or
(c ) any wound, injury or sequelae from operation

(d) any effect or side effect of any prescribed or non-prescribed therapeutic medication taken.
(amended 1999/03/01)
such as would entail a degree of functional incapacity which accredited medical conclusion indicates would interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft during the period of validity of the licence.

This category applies to the issue or revalidation of Student Pilot Permit:
Aeroplane
Pilot Permit
Recreational - Aeroplane
Student Pilot Permit
Ultra-light Aeroplanes
Pilot Permit
Ultra-Light Aeroplanes
Student Pilot Permit
Glider
Pilot Licence
Glider
 

n/anot applicable

The medical examination and assessment shall be based on the following requirements of physical and mental fitness.

An applicant who meets the conditions specified in Part B of Form 26-0297 shall be deemed to have met the Category 4 Medical Standards. An applicant for a Pilot Permit - Recreational requires that Part C of Form 2 -0297 be completed by a physician

4.1 An applicant shall have no disease past or present or any disability or any effect or side effect of any prescribed or non-prescribed therapeutic medication taken. which is likely to interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft during the period of validity of the licence.
(amended 1999/03/01)
 

1.2 The applicant shall not suffer from any disease or disability which may render the applicant liable to become unable to operate an aircraft safely.

2.2 The applicant shall not suffer from any disease or disability which may render the applicant liable to a sudden or insidious degradation of performance within the period of validity of the licence.

3.2 The applicant shall not suffer from any disease or disability which may render the applicant liable to become unable to handle an aircraft safely
 

4.2  Not allocated.

1.3 The applicant shall have no established medical history or clinical diagnosis which, according to accredited medical conclusion, would render the applicant unable to exercise safely the privileges of the permit, licence or rating applied for or held, as follows:

(a) psychosis or established neurosis;
(b) alcohol or chemical dependence or abuse;
(c ) a personality or behaviour disorder that has resulted in the commission of an overt act;
(d) other significant mental abnormality
 

2.3 The applicant shall have no established medical history or clinical diagnosis which, according to accredited medical conclusion, would render the applicant unable to exercise safely the privileges of the licence or rating applied for or held, as follows:

(a) psychosis or established neurosis;
(b) alcohol or chemical dependence or abuse;
(c ) a personality or behaviour disorder that has resulted in the commission of an overt act;
(d) other significant mental abnormality.
 

3.3The applicant shall have no established medical history or clinical diagnosis which, according to accredited medical conclusion, would render the applicant unable to exercise safely the privileges of the permit or licence applied for or held, as follows: 

(a) psychosis or established neurosis;
(b) alcohol or chemical dependence or abuse;
(c ) a personality or behaviour disorder that has resulted in the commission of an overt act;
(d) other significant mental abnormality.

4.3 An applicant shall have no medical history or clinical diagnosis likely to interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft as follows: 

(a) a convulsive disorder, fits, recurrent fainting, severe head injury, post traumatic syndrome, severe headaches or migraines;
(b) psychiatric illness;
(c ) alcohol or chemical dependence or abuse;
(d) a personality or behaviour disorder that has resulted in the commission of an overt act;
 

Nervous System

1.4 The applicant shall have no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of any of the following: (a) a progressive or non-progressive disease of the nervous system, the effects of which, according to accredited medical conclusion, are likely to interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft;
(b) a convulsive disorder;
(c) any disturbance of consciousness without satisfactory medical explanation of cause;
(d) any history of serious head injury the effects of which, according to the accredited medical conclusion, are likely to interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft 2.4
 

2.4 The applicant shall have no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of any of the following: (a) a progressive or non-progressive disease of the nervous system, the effects of which, according to accredited medical conclusion, is likely to interfere with the reliable performance of duties;
(b) a convulsive disorder;
(c) any disturbance of consciousness without satisfactory medical explanation of cause;
(d) any history of head injury the effects of which, according to accredited medical conclusion, are likely to interfere with reliable performance of duties.
 

3.4 The applicant shall have no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of any of the following: (a) a progressive or non-progressive disease of the nervous system, the effects of which, according to accredited medical conclusion, are likely to interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft during the period of validity of the licence;
(b) a convulsive disorder;
(c) any disturbance of consciousness, without satisfactory medical explanation, which is likely to interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft.
(d) any history of serious head injury the effects of which, according to accredited medical conclusion, are likely to interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft.
 

4.4 Not allocated.

Cardio-vascular System

1.5 The applicant shall not possess any abnormality of the heart, congenital or acquired, which is likely to interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft.

2.5 The applicant shall not possess any abnormality of the heart, congenital or acquired which is likely to be the cause of incapacitation during the period of validity of the licence.

3.5 The applicant shall not possess any abnormality of the heart, congenital or acquired, which is likely to interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft.

4.5 The applicant shall have no current cardiovascular conditions likely to interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft.

Note: An applicant indicated by accredited medical conclusion to have made a satisfactory recovery from myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass or whose hypertension is controlled by acceptable medications shall be considered fit.
 

1.6 An established medical history or clinical diagnosis of (a) myocardial infarction; or
(b) myocardial ischemia, overt or silent, or other evidence of coronary artery disease, considered by accredited medical conclusion to potentially predispose to an incapacitating event, shall be assessed unfit

2.6 An established medical history or clinical diagnosis of (a) myocardial infarction; or
(b) myocardial ischemia, overt or silent, or other evidence of coronary artery disease, considered by accredited medical conclusion to potentially predispose to an incapacitating event, shall be assessed unfit.
 

3.6 An established medical history or clinical diagnosis of (a) myocardial infarction; or
(b) myocardial ischemia, overt or silent, or other evidence of coronary artery disease considered by accredited medical conclusion to potentially predispose to an incapacitating event shall be assessed unfit.
 

4.6 Not allocated.

1.7 Routine electro-cardiography shall form part of the heart examination of an applicant (a) for the first issue of a Medical Certificate;
(b) within the two years preceding the examination between ages 30 years and 40 years; and
(c) within the 12 months preceding the examination after age 40.

2.7 Routine electro-cardiography shall form part of the heart examination of an applicant (a) for the first issue of a Medical Certificate;
(b) within the two years preceding the examination between ages 30 years and 40 years; and
(c) within the 12 months preceding the examination after age 40.
 

3.7 Routine electro-cardiography shall form part of the heart examination of an applicant (a) at the first examination after the applicant has attained the age of forty years; and
(b) subsequently within the four years preceding the examination.
(amended 2005/06/01)
Note: To avoid possible inconvenience at a later date all applicants under the age of 40 are encouraged to submit a routine ECG upon initial application

4.7 Routine electro-cardiography shall form part of the heart examination of an applicant for a Pilot Permit - Recreational (a) at the first examination after the applicant has attained the age of forty years;
(b) at the first examination after the applicant has attained the age of fifty years; and
(c) subsequently within the four years preceding the examination.
(amended 2005/06/01)
Note: The ECG tracing is not required to be submitted with the medical declaration form

 

1.8 The systolic and diastolic blood pressure shall be within normal limits. Note: The use of drugs for control of high blood pressure is disqualifying except for those drugs, the use of which according to accredited medical conclusion, can be adequately tolerated by the applicant, are compatible with the safe performance of duties and can be closely monitored by the aviation medical examiner or a physician in communication with the Civil Aviation Medicine Division Medical Staff.
(2) When initiating a new treatment for hypertension, the applicant shall not exercise the privileges of the licence until the new medication is well tolerated.

2.8 The systolic and diastolic blood pressure shall be within normal limits. Note: The use of drugs for control of high blood pressure is disqualifying except for those drugs, the use of which, according to accredited medical conclusion, can be adequately tolerated by the applicant and are comparable with the safe performance of duties.
(2) When initiating a new treatment for hypertension, the applicant shall not exercise the privileges of the licence until the new medication is well tolerated.
 

3.8 The systolic and diastolic blood pressure shall be within normal limits. Note: The use of drugs for control of high blood pressure is disqualifying except for those drugs, the use of which according to accredited medical conclusion, can be adequately tolerated by the applicant, are compatible with the safe performance of duties and can be closely monitored by the aviation medical examiner or a physician in communication with the Civil Aviation Medicine Division Medical Staff.
 

4.8 Medications used for the control of high blood pressure shall be approved by the Civil Aviation Medicine Division Medical Staff where the medication will not interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft.

1.9 There shall be no functional or structural abnormality of the peripheral vascular system which accredited medical conclusion indicates could affect safe performance of duties.

2.9 There shall be no functional or structural abnormality of the peripheral vascular system which accredited medical conclusion indicates could affect safe performance of duties.

3.9 There shall be no functional or structural abnormality of the peripheral vascular system which accredited medical conclusion indicates could affect safe performance of duties.

4.9 Not allocated.

Respiratory System

1.8 The systolic and diastolic blood pressure shall be within normal limits. Note: The use of drugs for control of high blood pressure is disqualifying except for those drugs, the use of which according to accredited medical conclusion, can be adequately tolerated by the applicant, are compatible with the safe performance of duties and can be closely monitored by the aviation medical examiner or a physician in communication with the Civil Aviation Medicine Division Medical Staff.
(2) When initiating a new treatment for hypertension, the applicant shall not exercise the privileges of the licence until the new medication is well tolerated.

2.8 The systolic and diastolic blood pressure shall be within normal limits. Note: The use of drugs for control of high blood pressure is disqualifying except for those drugs, the use of which, according to accredited medical conclusion, can be adequately tolerated by the applicant and are comparable with the safe performance of duties.
(2) When initiating a new treatment for hypertension, the applicant shall not exercise the privileges of the licence until the new medication is well tolerated.
 

3.8 The systolic and diastolic blood pressure shall be within normal limits. Note: The use of drugs for control of high blood pressure is disqualifying except for those drugs, the use of which according to accredited medical conclusion, can be adequately tolerated by the applicant, are compatible with the safe performance of duties and can be closely monitored by the aviation medical examiner or a physician in communication with the Civil Aviation Medicine Division Medical Staff.
 

4.8 Medications used for the control of high blood pressure shall be approved by the Civil Aviation Medicine Division Medical Staff where the medication will not interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft.

1.8 The systolic and diastolic blood pressure shall be within normal limits. Note: The use of drugs for control of high blood pressure is disqualifying except for those drugs, the use of which according to accredited medical conclusion, can be adequately tolerated by the applicant, are compatible with the safe performance of duties and can be closely monitored by the aviation medical examiner or a physician in communication with the Civil Aviation Medicine Division Medical Staff.
(2) When initiating a new treatment for hypertension, the applicant shall not exercise the privileges of the licence until the new medication is well tolerated.

2.8 The systolic and diastolic blood pressure shall be within normal limits. Note: The use of drugs for control of high blood pressure is disqualifying except for those drugs, the use of which, according to accredited medical conclusion, can be adequately tolerated by the applicant and are comparable with the safe performance of duties.
(2) When initiating a new treatment for hypertension, the applicant shall not exercise the privileges of the licence until the new medication is well tolerated.
 

3.8 The systolic and diastolic blood pressure shall be within normal limits. Note: The use of drugs for control of high blood pressure is disqualifying except for those drugs, the use of which according to accredited medical conclusion, can be adequately tolerated by the applicant, are compatible with the safe performance of duties and can be closely monitored by the aviation medical examiner or a physician in communication with the Civil Aviation Medicine Division Medical Staff.
 

4.8 Medications used for the control of high blood pressure shall be approved by the Civil Aviation Medicine Division Medical Staff where the medication will not interfere with the safe operation of an aircraft.