Transfer of Canadian Registration

If any changes are to occur regarding the ownership of the vessel, be that a sale, a transfer, or a shared deal, you will need to go through the corresponding administrative process. This, known as a transfer of Canadian registration, will make the process official and make sure the record reflects accurate information. Let’s go…

When to File for a Transport Canada Boat Transfer of Ownership

The ownership of a vessel always needs to be backed by its official registration. This means that should any changes in the ownership occur, you will need to submit the corresponding form. When these changes pertain to switching, adding, or removing owners from the registration, you will need to pass a form for a Transport…

Are You Importing a Vessel Into Canada?

Buying a boat from a foreign vendor will involve importing a vessel into Canada, which is far from a complicated process. Well, at least it shouldn’t be one if you keep in mind every step of the process. Let’s take a look at everything you should pay attention to as part of this process. Importing…

Vessel Query System and Joining and Consulting Transport Canada’s

When it comes to keeping boating registration and licenses in order, it’s fairly easy to get lost in terms of what you’ve already done, what the previous owner did, and what else you need to keep track of. There are, of course, mechanisms in place when it comes to helping you deal with all that.…

Do You Need Registered Pleasure Craft?

Boat registration in Canada is fairly simple, but the ensuing processes and applications can quickly make it seem very complicated. For example, many people think it’s necessary to have a registered pleasure craft in order to operate it. This is partially correct, but there is actually a bit of a difference. Do You Need a…

Transport Canada Canoe Regulations and Necessary Equipment

You are probably well aware of Transport Canada’s requirements in terms of documentation and registration, but there are also certain regulations that will be oriented towards safety precautions. For example, if you’re going to be using a paddle craft or a canoe, or essentially anything that requires paddling or similar manual labor, you will have…

What is a Pleasure Craft Licence? We Have All the Answers For You

Plenty of recreational vessel owners ask us whether or not they have to register their boat with Transport Canada, to which we often say “no, but you will need a pleasure craft licence”. More often than not their response is, well, “what is a pleasure craft licence?” Well, if you too have this question, don’t…

Why Complying with the Canada Shipping Act of 2001 is so Important

If you have ever wondered what is the point of all the requirements and bureaucratic processes asked of boat owners, allow us to explain why complying with the Canada Shipping Act of 2001. Complying With the Canada Shipping Act of 2001 The piece of legislature known as the Canada Shipping Act of 2001 was introduced…

Different Instances of a Transport Canada Boat Transfer of Ownership

It’s always very important to make sure that your boat registration with Transport Canada is always up to date and reflective of the actual conditions of the vessel. So, if you are selling the boat to someone else, you are going to need to go through the necessary process to pass the ownership onto someone…

Pleasure Craft License Application & Everything You Need to Submit

One of the most common procedures when it comes to boating documentation with Transport Canada will be the pleasure craft license application. You will need to submit this when you have a pleasure craft that you don’t have to register. This is a fairly easy process, but it can get a bit complicated if you’re…