Pleasure Craft Licence Information
There are Changes in Applying for a Pleasure Craft Licence
Did you know that any pleasure craft powered by a motor over 10 hp (7.5 kW) must have a valid licence? A pleasure craft licence allows search and rescue personnel and other agencies to quickly identify your boat in the event of an emergency.
As of November 1, 2010, to get your free pleasure craft licence, you must mail the following documents to the Pleasure Craft Licensing Centre:
- a completed application form;
- proof of vessel ownership; and
- a signed copy of a valid piece of government-issued identification. (Further information is available on the form.)
Application forms are available for download or for pickup in person through your local Service Canada Centre. For Service Canada locations, visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca