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Canada. Transport Canada

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Service: Pleasure Craft Licensing and Proof of Competency

Contact Information
Office Phone Toll Free 1-800-267-6687
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Agency Information
Description (Agency) Responsible for transportation policies and programs
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Transport Canada's Office of Boating Safety is responsible for overseeing regulations, standards and policies, enforcement and technical services for recreational vessels 
Every pleasure craft must have a Pleasure Craft Licence, with the following exceptions: 
* a pleasure craft using a motor with less than 10 horsepower (7.5 kW) 
* a pleasure craft that has a vessel registration 
* a pleasure craft that was purchased less than 90 days previously 
For more information see here 
Everyone who operates a motorized pleasure craft must carry proof of competency on board 
* required in all of Canada, except the waters of Nunavut and Northwest Territories 
* required with all motor types (including electric trolling motors) and even when the motor is not in use (such as when sailing) 
Proof of competency can be any of the following: 
* Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) 
* certificate from a Canadian boating safety course completed before April 1, 1999 
* professional marine certificate or equivalent from the List of Certificates of Competency, Training Certificates and other Equivalencies accepted as Proof of Competency when Operating a Pleasure Craft  
* completed Rental Boat Safety Checklist, good only for the rental period 
* for a visitor to Canada, an operator card or other document that meets the requirements of his or her home state or country 
For more information, including how to obtain a PCOC, see here
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Pleasure craft operators of any age and ability
Application Contact or see website for information
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - to provider of PCOC course and test
Site Information
Located In Community Halton Region
Address & Map
Halton Region, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Office of Boating Safety 
100 Front St S 
Sarnia, ON N7T 2M4
Physical Access Not Applicable - mailing address
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Sports / Recreation
HCSD Sub Heading Boating
Service Categories Boat Registration ; Pleasure Craft Operator Cards

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