Did you know? Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety has made changes to how pleasure crafts are licensed. The new Pleasure Craft Electronic Licensing System allows owners to apply for a licence online.

A pleasure craft licence allows search and rescue personnel and other agencies to quickly identify your boat in the event of an emergency.

You now have two (2) options to help you request your free Pleasure Craft Licence:

Electronically (the preferred method), or by Post.

Electronically: Transport Canada, the Office of Boating Safety is offering the online Pleasure Craft Electronic Licensing System (PCELS) as the preferred and quickest method in applying for a pleasure craft licence.

Not only will you be able to apply for a Pleasure Craft Licence online, the following transactions can also be done, thereby reducing the mailing time:

  • You can request the transfer of a Canadian licensed pleasure craft to your name.
  • You can update your information (change of address; telephone number, contact information, as well as advise us of any changes made to your boat).
  • You can request a duplicate copy of your pleasure craft licence.
  • You can submit an application for the renewal of your pleasure craft licence.

Click here for more information, or to apply for a licence online.

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