SAFE BOATING/PLEASURE CRAFT OPERATOR CARD
Safe boating is everybody’s responsibility. If you operate a commercial small vessel, water taxi, sport-fishing charter, or tour boat, or operate a commercial small fishing vessel, contact Transport Canada to find out about the updated safety requirements that apply to your vessel.
The competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations require operators of pleasure craft fitted with a motor and used for recreational purposes to have proof of competency on board at all times
Proof of competency can take 1 or 3 forms:
The Operator Card is good for life
Date at which proof of competency is required *
How this applies to operators** of pleasure craft fitted with a motor and used for recreational purposes:
* These requirements apply in areas outside the Northwest and Nunavut Territories at this time.
** Applies to non-residents operating their pleasure craft in Canadian waters after 44 consecutive days. Operator Card or equivalent issued to a non-resident by their state or country will be considered as proof of competency.
Contact the Boating Safety Infoline at 1-800-267-6687. Visit the Office of Boating Safety website at www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca
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