Single Engine Instrument Rating (Group 3 Instrument) Allows the pilot to fly during Instrument conditions in a single engine aircraft.


The candidate must hold a Private License.


  • 40 hours of instrument time (Instrument time previously logged for the PPL, night rating or CPL could count toward this minimum time.) 20 hours can be on a simulator.
  • 50 Hours PIC X-Country
  • A dual cross country of at least 100 nautical miles, under simulated or actual IFR conditions, must be completed.
  • A Transport Canada Written and Flight Test must be completed


Standardized Digital Flight Training Syllabus

Pro’s digital training syllabus provides students with their entire training record online, grouped by lesson plans. Each lesson plan is carefully designed by industry expert team to prepare students to be successful pilots in today and tomorrow’s aviation industry. Being able to see and review training progress online at any given time, helps students stay on track and come to their next lesson with confidence and better prepared. Lesson plans also give students all the information and reading references they need to know prior to each flight lesson, so students come prepared to maximize the learning efficiency during each lesson.

How fast can I get it done?

  • Training is at the student’s pace and convenience.
  • The course will take 4 weeks if full time and 3-4 months if part time (3 lessons a week).

Do I need to pay full program cost up front?

No, there is no need to prepay full program cost up front. Instead, you will pay as you go and be charged by “flight time”. This is the time from engine start to engine stop. The hobbs meter in the aircraft keeps track of this time in .1 hour intervals (6-minute intervals). This article explains why paying full program cost up front may not be a good idea.


What is the Cost?

Scroll down for minimum requirements and cost estimates for Single Engine IFR (Group 3 Instrument rating) with Professional Flight Centre.

Transport Canada Required Minimums for Single-Engine IFR Rating:

Redbird Full Motion Sim – 20 hours @ $195.00 $3900.00
C172 Dual Training – 20 hours @ $284.00 $5680.00
Ground Briefing – 7 hours @ $85.00 $595.00
3-Day IFR Written Exam Seminar $550.00
1-Day IFR Refresher Seminar $200.00
IFR Course Manual $195.00
Total Fees to Professional Flight Centre ($CAD): $11120.00

Incidental Fees:

IFR AP Fee 90.00
IFR Flight Test Examiners Fee $400.00
Transport Canada Written Exam Fee $35.00
Transport Canada Licencing Fee $30.00
Total Incidental Fees ($CAD): $555.00
Total course estimate for the Single-Engine IFR Rating ($CAD): $11675.00

(Effective March 25th, 2024)



  • These prices do not include applicable taxes & fuel surcharges. The above estimate is based on Transport Canada minimums, any additional training required to meet standards will be billed at the applicable rate.
  • All prices are in Canadian Dollars ($CAD). For conversion rates to your local currency click here.
  • Prices subject to change.
  • Click here to learn about refund policy.
  • This Program has been approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.


More questions?

Please visit our FAQ section that addresses frequently asked questions regarding Ratings and Flight Training. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions.