For a list of possible aviation careers and a link to schools and colleges in Canada offering training for those careers, please visit our Aviation Training page.
||The Aviation Career Development Program is now the Northern Aviation Scholarships program. Please click here for more information about Northern Aviation Scholarships.
Northern Aviation Scholarship Fund
The Yellowknife Community Foundation administers the Northern Aviation Scholarship Fund which provides one aviation student in the Northwest Territories or Nunavut with a $1,000 scholarship to pursue post-secondary education in the aviation industry. Applications must be received by May 15 of each year.
The Scholarship Fund was established in memory of pilots John Bidwell and Jim Smith. John Bidwell was a northern pilot who is remembered as being passionate about aviation and encouraging to aspiring pilots. James Smith was a northern pilot and aviation pioneer who was the first ever to land a DC-4 on wheels in a flight to Antarctica.
For further information, or to apply, please click here.
The Kenn Borek Memorial Scholarship
The late Kenn Borek was a successful businessman and community leader honoured for his significant contribution to his community with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal in 2002.
||In recognition of his achievements, the Borek Group of Companies established an annual scholarship in the amount of $4,000 in his name.
The Kenn Borek Memorial Scholarship is established to assist Western and Northern Canadian students pursuing careers in aviation. Information on the scholarship can be found at the website of the Northern Air Transport Association, which administers the scholarship.
Interested in a career in aviation but not quite sure what type of jobs are available? Click here to learn more about the jobs available in aviation.