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.