Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2271  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Air pilots fly fixed wing aircraft and helicopters to provide air transportation and other services such as crop spraying and aerial surveying. Flight engineers assist air pilots with monitoring, troubleshooting and maintenance of aircraft systems and with pre- and post-flight inspections. Flying instructors teach flying techniques and procedures to student and licensed pilots. Air pilots, flight engineers and flight instructors are employed by airline and air freight companies, flying schools and by other public and private sector aircraft operators.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aerial Crop Duster
  • Aerial Sprayer
  • Aerial Survey Flight Supervisor
  • Aerial Survey Pilot
  • Air Navigator
  • Air Patrol Pilot
  • Air Pilot
  • Air Pilot And Flight Engineer Supervisor
  • Air Pilots And Navigators Supervisor
  • Airline Pilot
  • Airline Pilot Instructor
  • Airline Test Pilot
  • Airplane Pilot
  • Bush Pilot
  • Business Aircraft Pilot
  • Captain - Air Transport
  • Charter Pilot
  • Check Pilot
  • Chief Flying Instructor
  • Chief Pilot
  • Chief Pilot - Air Transport
  • Commercial Airline Pilot
  • Commercial Pilot
  • Co-pilot
  • Co-pilot - Air Transport
  • Corporate Pilot
  • Crop Duster
  • Engineering Test Pilot
  • Executive Pilot
  • Experimental Test Pilot
  • Fire Patrol Pilot
  • First Officer - Air Transport
  • Flight Engineer
  • Flight Engineer - Air Transport
  • Flight Instructor
  • Flight Simulator Instructor
  • Flying Instructor
  • Forest Spray Pilot
  • Forestry Patrol Pilot
  • Helicopter Chief Pilot
  • Helicopter Flight Instructor
  • Helicopter Pilot
  • Mapping Pilot
  • Navigator - Air Transport
  • Pilot - Air Transport
  • Pilot Instructor
  • Pipeline Air Patrol Pilot
  • Power Line Air Patrol Pilot
  • Relief Pilot
  • Remote Sensing Pilot
  • Second Officer - Air Transport
  • Spray Pilot
  • Survey Pilot
  • Test Pilot
  • Topographic Survey Pilot
  • Water Bomber Pilot
  • Air Pilot
  • Captain - Air Transport
  • Check Pilot
  • Chief Flying Instructor
  • Chief Pilot
  • Co-pilot
  • Flight Engineer
  • Flying Instructor
  • Helicopter Pilot
  • Pilot Instructor
  • Relief Pilot
  • Second Officer - Air Transport
  • Test Pilot

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $142,421
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $115,134
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $118,491
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $94,510
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $113,381
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors.

Gender Median Income
Male $113,381
Female $114,499
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 15
25 to 34 years 185
35 to 44 years 160
45 to 54 years 255
55 to 64 years 205
65 to 74 years 25
75 years and over 0
Total 850
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 330
Part Time 560
Total 885
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 800
Female 50
Total 850
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 820
Self Employed 30
Total 850
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 845
Unemployed 10
Total 850
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 195
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 35
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 345
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 30
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 285
Total 885
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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