Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)

Established as an Approved Training Organization under Transport Canada regulations, students enrolled in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Training program will benefit from our partnerships with;

  • Boeing Aerospace,
  • Rockwell Collins,
  • and Lockheed Martin; all of which are large aerospace and defense companies.

There is a demand for Apprentice AMEs in Saskatchewan, in Canada and around the globe. Graduates of the program will find work primarily in aircraft maintenance facilities as apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs).
Once the graduate obtains their Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category M licence, their work opportunities and wages increase significantly. Employment is normally steady year-round and shift work is common.
The AME licence is a federally-issued document and is fully transferable across Canada. Experienced AMEs obtain employment world-wide.The earning potential is $40,000 – $80,000/yr.  See drop-down menu for employment opportunities

  • West Wind Aviation
  • Westjet
  • Air Canada
  • Canada Nort
  • Canadian Helicopters and many more

Quick Facts about SIIT's AME program

  • Graduates will be credited with 18 months towards the current 48 months of industry experience required to obtain a licence.
  • Attendance is mandatory to qualify for the time credit.
  • Upon completion, graduates who meet all of the regulatory requirements may challenge the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) examination and obtain their Federal Licence as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category M.
  • Transport Canada is responsible for the regulation of all organizations providing training to Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.
  • SIIT AME students will develop the knowledge and skills required to complete the approved training necessary to be eligible to apply as an apprentice in the aircraft maintenance industry.
  • Graduates will receive the SIIT Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category M Training diploma upon satisfactory completion of the program.
What do I need to get in?

Academic Requirements

  • Grade 12 with a minimum 60% average in Level 30 Math / Physics 20 and Physical Science 20

Non-Academic recommendations:

  • Good communication skills
  • Mechanical interest and aptitude

Industry requirements:

  • Good eye sight
  • Excellent hearing
  • Manual dexterity
  • Physical agility
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team environment

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Applicants with Grade 12 or Adult 12 will be given preference, including those who demonstrate a high average in math and science. Applicants should have good communication skills, good mechanical interest and aptitude, as well as interest in applied technologies. Industry requirements include good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity and physical agility. Industry conditions may require individuals to work at heights an in confined spaces. Employers, for safety reasons, may dictate hair length and other conditions. Some employers may require a complete Grade 12 an/or specific Grade 12 subjects.

  • Attendance is imperative to achieve success- a 95% or better attendance rate is required to graduate
  • The AME program is open to First Nation and non-First Nation students
AME Preparation

Attending the Aircraft Maintenance Orientation Program (AMOP) at a Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) accredited institution is recommended; high school students are encouraged to enrol. Mount Royal Collegiate in Saskatoon is offering the AMOP. It provides the academic orientation and work-based experience in aviation maintenance technology..