NOTE: Pilots do not have to be IFR qualified to fly SVFR at night, nor does the aircraft have to be equipped for IFR flight.
Within a control zone where there is an airport controller on duty, approve or refuse a pilot’s request for SVFR on the basis of current or anticipated IFR traffic only. If approved, specify the period of time during which SVFR flight is permitted.
Within a control zone where there is no airport controller on duty, authorize or refuse an aircraft’s request for SVFR on the basis of:
1. Current or anticipated IFR traffic, and
2. Official ceiling and visibility reports.
Canadian SVFR weather minimums for:
Aircraft other than helicopters. Flight visibility (ground visibility when reported) 1 mile.
Helicopters. Flight visibility (ground visibility when available) 1/2 mile.