Boat Operator Card

boat-cardBoat Operator Card

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.

boat -card-twoBoaters must carry their Operator Card on board at all times. Photocopies do not meet the legal requirement.

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