Required for all operators
Federal law in Canada requires all operators of motorized boats to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card. This legal requirement applies to all ages, boat lengths and engine sizes – even small boats fitted with electric trolling motors. Power boat operators caught without the card face a minimum $250 fine.
Once obtained, your Pleasure Craft Operator Card is good for life.
Canadian Power and Sail Squadron has an online course to assist you in obtaining your Boat Operator Card. Visit their site at http://www.cps-ecp.ca/pcoc/