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The RCAF changed the colours to pearl gray, and changed the 1-chevron Pte to Avr. Aside from that, no change.
It could have gone back to Pilot Officer, Flying Officer, etc but then those uncomfortable questions of “why am I a P/O if I’m not a Pilot?” and “why don’t Wing Commanders command Wings?” come up.
Another change for the RCAF ranks was the modification of the GO 'cuff rank' on the DEU jacket.
With the changeover to silver, it's worth to noting that the RCAF changed the colour of every flying badge and occupation 'half wing' badge, the colour of every button, the Canada sleeve titles for both officers and NCMs, and even the belt buckle for the pants.
In summary, the RCAF changed the colour of every single badge, rank, and button that touches the DEU jacket.