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Vessel Licensing and Registration in Canada

Need help with vessel licensing in Canada?

Now that you have your vessel, what’s next? Requirements for registering and licensing vessels in Canada are detailed but straightforward. It’s just a question of filling out the correct forms. Your forms just depend on how you’d like to use it. First-time registration is easy, with basic info already provided on the paperwork from purchasing your vessel.

Most of the vessel license requirements Â are set out in the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 Â, and cover your right of legal ownership, the name of the vessel, and the right to fly the Canadian flag.  It also includes your home or port of registry. The rest deals with the dimensions and particulars of the craft, such as type, length, the method of propulsion, engine size, and capacity.