Transport Canada Vessel Registration Can Be Done on Our Site

Transport Canada vessel registration can be done on the TC website or by visiting our site. We make the process much easier, as you have easy access to all the required forms. Whether you’re registering a pleasure craft for the first time or wish to register your commercial vessel, we have the exact form you’ll…

What Is the Canadian Vessel Registry and What Is Its Mission?

If you have not heard of us before, it’s easy to understand why you might ask the following, “What is the Canadian Vessel Registry and why does it exist?” What are its mission and goals? Those are good questions. While the Canadian Vessel Registry does not govern boating like Transport Canada (TC), we are  affiliated…

What is a Pleasure Craft License? What Do You Need it For?

Have you been wondering just what is a pleasure craft license? Have you been deciding whether a pleasure craft license or vessel registration is right for you and your vessel? The truth is that they’re very different things. For many, getting a pleasure craft license will be a necessity, a way of being able to use…

How to Change the Name of Your Boat in Canada

Do you need info on how to change the name of your boat in Canada? Are you looking to change the name to something else but aren’t exactly sure where to start? We can help. Changing the name of your vessel is natural, the kind of thing that happens all the time. At the National…

How Does Transport Canada Help Vessel Owners?

Canadian waters have a lot to offer boaters of all stripes. With our bountiful inland freshwater lakes and expansive coastlines, all types of vessels dot Canadian waterways. With so many boats on the water, it is imperative that regulatory agencies put safety measures and laws in place to protect boaters and the environment. It is…

Processing Your Pleasure Craft License Online

If you own a pleasure craft, you’ll normally go through Transport Canada to process a pleasure craft license. However, this method can get confusing, whether or not you’ve previously owned a boat. If you want to register or license your boat, it’s easier to go through us, the National Vessel Registry Center. So, why should…

Understanding Transport Canada

The National Vessel Registry processes forms through Transport Canada to simplify the registration or licensing process for pleasure craft and commercial boat owners. The agency is Canada’s go-to resource for anything related to marine transport and all other matters of transportation.  Getting familiar with the Transport Canada site is helpful if you want to learn…

What Is the Canada Shipping Act? Plus Some Extra Data

The Canada Shipping Act (CSA), implemented in 2001, represents the law that governs marine transport and safety. It also includes rules that focus on preserving the environment. The 1894 British Shipping Act was the basis for the original CSA. Since 2001, the CSA has been revised, updated, and reorganized to keep pace with current recreational…

Understanding Canada Shipping Act in 2022

As a commercial boater or pleasure craft operator, it’s important to familiarize yourself with Canada’s marine legislation. Therefore, it is especially important to acquaint yourself with the Canada Shipping Act. Below is an overview of the current legislation. Introducing the Canada Shipping Act The Canada Shipping Act covers a broad range of topics – important…

All You Need to Know About the Canadian Vessel Registry

Every boat needs to get its proper paperwork done to legally operate in Canada. Depending on its measures, you might need to register it in the Canadian Vessel Registry. However, not all boats fit in that specific registry. That’s why it’s important you learn the requirements that Transport Canada asks for to apply promptly. All…