Canada has no shortage of scenic locations to take your boat out. In truth, each province has bountiful bodies of water–so many, in fact, that you could theoretically never hit the same lake twice. Saskatchewan, which sits on the western side of the country, is no exception. In fact, Saskatchewan is home to more than 100,000 lakes. With that in mind, it is no wonder that boaters have been flocking to this province for generations. If you are thinking of joining those esteemed ranks, whether you live in Saskatchewan or you simply plan to visit, you are going to want to gear up your boat appropriately. That means checking the engine’s operating capacity, stocking up on life jackets, and cleaning your vessel before you hitch it up to your truck. You are also going to want to learn a bit about how to get a boat license in Saskatchewan. The good news is, by working with a private service such as ours at the National Vessel Registry Center, you can do this fairly easily online.
Being a boat owner calls for a sense of responsibility. You owe yourself, your passengers, and other boaters out on the water to have a firm understanding of how to safely operate a motorized vessel. For many, this means taking the time to obtain a boating license, which is often called by its official name, the pleasure craft operator card (PCOC). Getting this license means taking an educational course and passing Transport Canada’s exam. Your boat may also require some documentation from Transport Canada, and this will typically take the form of a vessel registration or pleasure craft license (PCL). Read on to learn more about his process.
Applying for a Boat License in Saskatchewan
Before you set out to obtain Transport Canada documentation for your vessel, you will first want to determine what your boat specifically calls for. If your boat is used for commercial means, or if you are taking it out onto international waters while flying the Canadian flag, you will need a vessel registration. This is also true if your boat was financed with a bank loan. Most pleasure craft, however, can get by with a simple PCL. Specifically, you will need a PCL if your boat has an engine of 7.5 kW (10 horsepower) or more. Any boat can apply for a PCL, though, and they do offer the peace of mind that comes with assigning your boat a registration number.
You can use our web forms to apply for your PCL online. Simply select the correct option in our navigation menu and you will be brought to a fillable form. You will need to provide some basic details about your boat and yourself, as well as upload a picture of your boat and proof of ownership (typically a bill of sale).
Start Sailing in Saskatchewan Today
What are you waiting for? Use our web forms to apply for your PCL or vessel registration today. We also have a host of web forms for a number of other Transport Canada concerns. To find out more, spend a few minutes reading our Frequently Asked Questions page.