EFC & Industry Partnerships

Securing trained pilots is an ongoing concern for aviation companies of all sizes in Alberta. EFC aims to create a pipeline of career-ready pilots to meet hiring needs of partners at a variety of skill levels. A “step-by step” approach through desired career paths will increase hiring success for companies requiring less flight hours and provide skilled pilots to airlines as their experience builds.

Our pathways for pilots include binding partnership agreements between Edmonton Flying Club and industry companies. These agreements ensure a mutual commitment to long-term success and sustainability for professional aviation in Alberta.

Salisbury Composite & J. Percy Page High School Collaboration

The Aviation – Flight courses at Salisbury Composite High School in Sherwood Park provide students with an intensive opportunity to gain knowledge and skills related to aviation.

Three courses cover aspects of the private pilot license, commercial aviation and instrument flight. Fundamental topics follow the Transport Canada curriculum for the Private Pilot License ground school, allowing students the opportunity to obtain a completion certificate, sponsored by the Edmonton Flying Club.

Students receive several hours of instruction in our classroom flight simulator, developing key basic flight skills and attitudes. Students will go on field trips to explore flight training locations and learn about career pathways in the aviation industry.

All course material is taught by Joe Tomkins, a commercial pilot with close to 3000 flight hours of experience working in the Northwest Territories. As of the 2022-2023 school year, 100 students have completed the first two courses of the program.

Aviation Students at J. Percy Page High School

CANWEST Air Partnership

CanWest offers a variety of Air Ambulance and Charter Services, and they are continuously on the lookout for enthusiastic pilots and staff to expand our team.

They are proud to be a 100% privately owned Alberta-based company, serving eight out of ten locations across Alberta. Our bases include Fort Vermilion, High Level, Slave Lake, Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie and Peace River.

As a key component of our partnership, Canwest is guaranteeing job offers to EFC graduates who have completed their commercial flight training at the Edmonton Flying Club and are recommended by EFC staff.

Current Opportunities

CanWest is guaranteeing to hire Edmonton Flying Club grads!

Cessna 206 Pilot

  • 250 minimum hours
  • Commercial pilot license
  • Group one instrument rating and Multi-engine rating preferred for rapid advancement opportunities

Cessna Grand Caravan Pilot

  • 1000 hours minimum
  • Commercial pilot licence
  • Group one instrument rating

King Air Second in Command (FO)

  • PPC on type • 500 hours total time

Perimeter Aviation Ground Operations

This could be the first step for a career in aviation! Cargo and ramp positions that lead to flight line (average wait time 1 year)

With a solid 60 year history, Perimeter maintains 4 bases and 28 remote stations across Manitoba and Northern Ontario. We provide scheduled flights, medevac, cargo, and charter services. Join our team today!

Working together to grow aviation in Alberta!


Edmonton Flying Club is a member-owned organization that operates an advanced fleet of aircraft and provides flight training at all levels from recreational to Commercial Multi Instrument rated, career-ready pilots.