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Airline and university fly together to train Inuit pilots – Nunatsiaq News

Jul 12, 2023

Majority of $120,000 tuition covered by federal government; Canadian North will offer graduates a job

Canadian North has partnered with a Manitoba university to create a flight school that caters to Inuit students.

The airline already has Inuit pilots but decided to launch the new program after Providence University College, a Christian school with a little more than 600 students, upgraded its aviation training program to issue a new licence through the Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Program.

“IATPL allows us to serve airlines directly,” said Kenton Anderson, president of Providence.

They began developing the program in the spring and within four months, it was ready, Anderson said.

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