Understanding Transport Canada’s New User Fee for Pleasure Crafts

Since last year, Transport Canada has announced a proposal to charge a fee on pleasure craft’s users to expand the number of them that require a licence and shorten the renewal period. The new implementation seeks to modernize Canada’s transportation laws, regulations, fees and services. If you own a pleasure craft operating in Canada, it’s…

A Guide Through Transport Canada’s COVID-19 Measures

Due to the ongoing worldwide situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Transport Canada has issued several guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus and keep Canadians as safe as possible. Now that recreational boating season is near, increases in pleasure boat traffic may heighten the risk of COVID-19 transmission. This may be an issue for…

What Are The Four Different Pleasure Craft License Forms

A pleasure craft is defined as a vessel used for personal recreation, leisure activities, or daily living. A vessel used for any other purpose is called a non-pleasure vessel or commercial vessel. Pleasure crafts are a great way to spend time with friends and family without having to worry about the interruptions and demands of…

Avoid Transport Canada’s Fines With the Proper Documentation

Are you unsure about whether to register your Canadian vessel or get a pleasure craft license? Do you think it’s something that you really don’t have to worry about? The truth is that getting this right is a priority. If you make the wrong decision, you could face steep, heavy fines from Transport Canada (as…

Understanding the Boat Registration Search and How to Interact With it

You might have wondered where all the information registered with Transport Canada goes to, and the answer is their registry. This is the comprehensive database that holds all data related to a particular vessel. Not only does this help them keep track of all the vessels sailing Canadian waters and access contact information in case…

What Vessels Can Join the Small Vessel Registry?

Registering your boat can be very intimidating given all the different ways in which it can be done. There are countless different permissions, forms, and applications through which you might have to go depending on your specific circumstances. Today, however, we want to focus on small vessels. Plenty of prospective or recent vessel owners have…

Switching Boat Ownership in Ontario Depending on Your Circumstances

If you own a commercial boat here in Ontario, you are well aware of the registration process. After all, you surely had to go through it after you purchased your vessel. Now, what happens if you are parting ways with your boat? How do you address changes that need to be done to the ownership…