National Vessel Registry Center

Secure online application process



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


marine transportation
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.


Transporting Your Documents Through the Doors of Transport Canada

In a perfect world, dealing with Transport Canada would be simple and easy. You would simply type up your documents, press a button, and they’d be taken care of. You wouldn’t have to worry about whether or not the forms are filled out properly, or if the authorities are going to give you the forms…

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Keeping Your Pleasure Craft Licence in Canada Afloat

Canadian vessel documentation can be complicated. Often, we have vessel owners call us and say something like: “I need to get my registration renewed.” It’s only after talking to them for a bit do we realize that when they say “registration,” they actually mean “licence.” Yes, they are two separate, wholly different things. Luckily, at…

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Multiple Ways to Get a Licence to Boat in Canada

“Licence to boat.” Just reading the phrase can be enough to send your imagination aflame. Being able to go out on your own, on your vessel, legally and how you want: it’s a powerful, intoxicating kind of freedom. However, to get to that freedom, you have to go through so much. You have to find…

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Service Canada Change of Address as well as Other Forms

Change in life is inevitable. We all make plans on what we think or hope will happen, but sometimes, life throws us a proverbial curveball. Maybe you had planned on staying at your home for the rest of your life, but when an opportunity came up, you couldn’t pass it by. Or, perhaps you were…

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Are You Importing a Ship into Canada?

Buying a boat for business or recreation is a big undertaking. You do not want to just go headfirst into a purchase without knowing anything about the ship you are considering, even if it is one that is new from the factory. You will surely do your research so you can find a boat with…

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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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