Commercial Drone Flying in Canada: What certification do I need?

Let’s explore the question of what level of RPAS/drone pilot certification is required in Canada in order to drone commercially.

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38 Comments

  1. Aerosnapper on March 20, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Don – nice countryside – are you channeling Alan Yu ? Helpful video

  2. timelesstruths on March 20, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Great post Don, its important information to know in these trouble times. I am still going to take the Advanced test later this Year. Thanks Again.

  3. Timothy Gordon on March 20, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Another brilliant, informative video. Don, I’m flying my DJI Mavic Mini legally and safely to make a reasonable income, shooting real estate, adventure weddings/elopement video, promotional videos for brands.

  4. Ken W on March 20, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Right on thanks Don. Ya I was wondering about that and you answered the questions. So I subscribed awhile ago because….
    – I’m Canadian (Northern Alberta)
    – I’m a drone pilot (basic)
    – I love photography (hundreds of 35mm negatives)
    – And……I’ve range tested my mini…..in a remote area of course.
    So thanks a bunch for keeping us all safe and I look forward to your updates.
    And I’m an old fart too 🤣🤣

  5. Madhavan R on March 20, 2021 at 12:14 am

    As always, a very informative video. The bloopers were the highlight 🙂 Had a quick question for you- I already have my basic certification and I’m preparing for my advanced. If I fail the advanced exam, will that affect my basic certification in any way?

  6. D Squared on March 20, 2021 at 12:16 am

    Fly in BC Don, there won’t be as many sirens. Question: if you had to rate the top 3 money-making drone "niches", what would they be and why?

  7. Carlen Chorney on March 20, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Din, your my hero!

  8. Lowellton on March 20, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Again mr. information aka don says it clear. Thanks

  9. DRONING WITH JAMIE on March 20, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Looking into buying mavic pro it was registered in USA and not renew would it be ok registered in Canada in my own registration

  10. CeCe Wang on March 20, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Simple and easy to understand. Thank you Don!

  11. soah69 on March 20, 2021 at 12:21 am

    How did you take this video. Looks like a follow me mode or someone holding a phone. If it’s with a drone, how did you do the audio?

  12. Derek Cox on March 20, 2021 at 12:24 am

    I think a lot of people get confused with faa and transport Canada differences. Lots of forum and YouTube content refers to faa regulations while not specifically saying that. so if you’re a new Canadian droner or even not new,you might either think you know the regs, or not bother to look it up since YouTube is always the best place for facts! 😉 thanks for another good one! Facts matter👍

  13. GETTING OFF THE COUCH on March 20, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Thank you
    It took a while to find this answer for Canada.
    You do a great job

  14. MacTheKnife on March 20, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Thanks Don!

  15. Garo Sahinyan on March 20, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Thanks alot for this very valuable information Don, stay safe and happy flying! 🙂 Cheers.

  16. Pinetree Line Productions on March 20, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Awesome information Don! Thanks brother!

  17. Yura Fresh on March 20, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Thanks for your video. Is it enough to have a basic license to make real estate videos?

  18. Scott Gregor on March 20, 2021 at 12:31 am

    I recently got a mavic 2 pro and was wondering if I could use my basic certificate for commercial use. Thanks for this! I’ll probly still get the advanced at some point.

  19. Osprey Cove Productions on March 20, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Love the bloopers!!!

  20. Mahdi Hosseininia on March 20, 2021 at 12:37 am

    Dear Don, but for flying commercially, the pilot needs a liability insurance no?

  21. Scuba Travel and Adventure on March 20, 2021 at 12:38 am

    As always informative video, oh and You are one of few youtubers that actually always replay to viewers that have questions, thank you for that.

  22. Dave Nunez on March 20, 2021 at 12:39 am

    I’m a photographer and have been working for a yacht broker quite a bit recently due to the pandemic; they love the aerial shots taken with the Mavic Mini but I’m sometimes working in marinas that fall within seaplane aerodromes or heliports. Would it be safe to assume that I am okay to fly in those zones with a sub 250g drone as long as I’m staying fairly low (~20m) and keeping an eye out for aircraft (ie, not endangering aviation safety)?

  23. Shot In The Dark on March 20, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Thanks for taking the time to make that video.

  24. HowToGuy on March 20, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Nice Don.. Are you using the Insta 360 there.. Or the new one? The R

  25. Sean Joynt on March 20, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Thanks, Don! That was very helpful 👍

  26. Chris N Design on March 20, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Thank you! I was a bit confused searching online and your video helped. Definitely going to look into getting a license. I’m assuming an advanced license will cost more and have less limitations to what I can and can’t do.

  27. Jon Brierley on March 20, 2021 at 12:48 am

    OK, I’ve got to ask, Don. Was this filmed on a drone or were you remote controlling your wife? 🙂

  28. s dot420 on March 20, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Thx for the tips

  29. Above And Beyond Drones on March 20, 2021 at 12:51 am

    I see some BVLOS in your Country – Good News, maybe we’ll wake up over here. We American boys watch your videos too, good information for all to know.

  30. Jeremy of New Scotland on March 20, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Thanks for the information Don, many people will find this useful!👍🏻

  31. Gimbal Air on March 20, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Another GREAT video as usual
    I learn from each one Thanyou very much

  32. Dave Stredulinsky on March 20, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Morning Don. Not that I am planning to fly commercially but good to know incase I get asked at some stage. Thanks for the humour at the end of your video also. Take care my friend.

  33. HouSSeM Zouaghi on March 20, 2021 at 1:02 am

    This is clear answer of my question thanks a lot

  34. Bob Rochon on March 20, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Thanks Don. You just validated my understanding of the current rules. Love your videos!

  35. Jma. 82 on March 20, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Great video 👏

  36. Dmitry M on March 20, 2021 at 1:05 am

    I like yours videos, but it is sad that your channel does’t show the likes number.

  37. Shelby Holmes on March 20, 2021 at 1:06 am

    I’ll watch the video tmrw but I’m writing this so I don’t forget, do drone pilots using a SUB-250 gram drone need a drone pilot license?

  38. Maxime Delaquis on March 20, 2021 at 1:07 am

    This might sounds like an odd question, but could I fly my drone indoors commercially with any or no certification? Always flying safely of course.

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