Canada. Transport Canada - Northern Ontario

Site: Sarnia - North Regional Office

Service: Pleasure Craft Licence Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments There is a $250 fine if an individual is found operating a vessel without a licence
Description (Service)
  • Issues a document with a unique licence number to operate a pleasure craft 
  • Allows Search and Rescue personnel to access important information in an emergency 
  • Requires licence to be on board the pleasure craft at all times and the pleasure craft licence must be displayed on the bow of the boat
Hours Online services Mon-Sun 24 hours 
Office Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Algoma District ; Cochrane District ; Kenora District ; Manitoulin District ; Nipissing District ; Rainy River District ; Sudbury District ; Thunder Bay District ; Timiskaming District
Eligibility Individuals who own a pleasure craft powered by a motor over 10hp
  • Application kits are available at any Service Canada Centre or online at the Office of Boating Safety  
  • Application must be mailed with proof of vessel ownership and a signed copy of a valid piece of government-issued identification to: 
    Pleasure Craft Licensing Centre 
    P.O. Box 2006 
    Fredericton, NB 
    E3B 5G4
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-383-1826
Toll Free Phone Boating Safety InfoLine: 1-800-267-6687 
Office of Boating Safety: 1-877-281-8824
Fax 1-519-383-1997
Located In Community Sarnia
Address 100 Front St S
Sarnia, ON N7T 2M4
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal