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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.

Physical and mental requirement

 

(amended 2007/12/30)

Medical Category 1

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.

Medical Category 2

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.

 


 

Medical Category 3

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.

Medical Category 4

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)
 

Physical and mental requirement