A common question boaters in Ontario ask is how to renew a pleasure craft license in Ontario. In this post we explain how a pleasure craft licence can be renewed in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia or any other Canadian Province. A pleasure craft license is a document with a unique number attached to a pleasure vessel. A pleasure craft licence must be renewed every 10 years.
There are many benefits of properly registering your vessel. All owners must register their boat in the Canadian Register of Vessels if certain conditions apply to their vessel. Read on to find out why you should register your vessel under the Canadian flag.
Transport Canada has released the numbers on pleasure craft licensing activity across the country for the month of November 2021. See the numbers for each province in the table below.
If you choose to register your boat with Transport Canada, rather than simply license it, you will be able to reserve a unique name for the boat. When you apply to register a vessel with Transport Canada for the first time, you will be required to provide three unique names for your vessel.
Steps to follow and things to consider when importing a vessel to Canada from the United States or another country. This post briefly discusses the process to follow when entering Canada on board a pleasure craft. Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, unless exempted, foreign national boaters are not permitted to enter Canadian waters. Failure to comply with the current prohibition of entering Canada for discretionary reasons (leisure, pleasure fishing, sightseeing, etc.) may result in severe monetary penalties or criminal conviction and/or imprisonment.