National Vessel Registry Center

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receiver general for canada
pleasure craft licence
transfer of ownership
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marine safety
pleasure craft electronic licesnsing system
canadian register of vessels
provisional certificate vessel
vessel registration transcripts
historical research
bare boat chartered vessels


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vessel registration query system
marine safety
pleasure craft electronic licensing system

National Vessel Registry Center, Corp. is NOT Transport Canada; we are a third party agency that handles Canadian Vessel Registration processing to Transport Canada.


Learn How to Register a Foreign Vessel in Canada

If you live anywhere in Canada and are purchasing a recreational boat or a commercial vessel, the registration process required is something you need to familiarize yourself with. Registration is required for all commercial ships and is optional for recreational vessels. You may have found a boat that you want to buy, either new from…

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Use Our Services for Documentation for a Canadian Ship

Many steps can be involved when you decide that you want to buy a boat. Whether it is a vessel you plan to use for your business or a boat that you will use for recreation with your family and friends, you might not only go through looking at different ships for sale before deciding…

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Certification for Craft Over 24 Meters: How to Acquire

The commercial ship you have purchased is going to be a vital piece of your new business. You need to make sure it not only meets the needs you have for the services you plan to provide, but you also want to be sure that you are in complete compliance with the current laws so…

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A Better Way to Deal With Transport Canada

Transport Canada does so much for Canada. Most Canadians, even those whose livelihoods and lives revolve around the water, don’t realize exactly how much the department does for the country. This governmental department develops regulations and policies, as well as services beyond marine transportation, such as road, rail, and even air transportation too. With so…

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How We Make Owning a Canadian Ship Easier

Peace of mind doesn’t have a numerical value. You can’t go to any store, online or otherwise, and say: “I’d like one peace of mind for my Canadian ship, please.” However, it’s hard to enjoy anything without peace of mind. That certainly goes for any kind of boat. Here at the National Vessel Registry Center…

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Register or Licence Your Watercraft in Canada from Anywhere

For many of us, preparation is important. Having a plan makes it easier to get everything done that you want to in the course of a day. Sure, things change, and it is always easy to get everything done that you want to get done, but planning ahead can make things just a little bit…

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Alberta Boat Licence for You (Or Wherever In Canada You May Be)

“Can you help me get my Alberta boat licence?” is one version of a question that we get quite often. Sure, maybe they don’t always specify “Alberta,” but the sentiment is the same. They want us to be able to help them to get the right licensing for their vessels. Sometimes we even answer that…

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Is Transport Canada Marine Registration Necessary?

As a new boat owner, you may not be familiar with all the rules and regulations that go along with ownership. There are regulations you must follow that go beyond what you can and cannot do when you are on the water in addition to safety regulations you are expected to follow. In Canada, there…

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