An instrument rating allows the pilot to fly during Instrument weather conditions (IMC) in either a single engine aircraft category 3 or a multi-engine aircraft which is a category 1 instrument rating.
The candidate must hold a Private Licence, and 50 Hours X-Country Pilot in Command (PIC.)
40 hours of instrument time (Instrument time previously logged for the PPL, night rating or CPL may count toward this minimum time).
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.
Training is at the student's pace and convenience. The course will take 2-3 weeks if full time and 2 months if part time (3-2 lessons a week.) Weather and aircraft dependant.