The Canadian province of Ontario has over 400,000 amazing water bodies like Lake Ontario, Lake Huron, Erie and so on, which may inspire you to take up boating. If you get such an idea out of the blue, S&A Sprint Driving School Inc. offers you the golden opportunity!
Here is everything you would like to know about obtaining a Canadian Boating License.
What is a Boating License?
The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations of Canada mandates you to have a proof of competency like a Boating License or a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) to operate a motorized boat (the ones fitted with an engine) in Ontario waters. This is valid for a lifetime and requires no renewal.
It is a proof that you have attended a recognized boating course and that you are aware of the laws and the basics of boating.
A boating license from anywhere within the Canadian region or an equivalent one like the US boating license is adequate.
Who should have a Boating License?
Regardless of your age, engine horsepower or length of the boat, any person operating a powered water vessel is required to obtain a boating license, or you will face a fine of minimum $250.
How do you obtain a Boating License?
Obtaining Boating License has become very easy now. The Canadian Yachting Association (CYA), being the oldest and largest boating organization in Canada, with 2,500 certified professional boating instructors, is the right choice.
The CYA was formed in 1931 to train Canada’s Olympic Sailing Team and now serves over 80,000 members through a network of 10 Provincial Sailing Association.
We have a simple 3-step strategy:
We have the complete study material for you to go through including the 149 Knowledgeable Points specified by the Canadian Coast Guard.
Take the Online Test
Transport Canada Boating Safety is a multiple-choice timed test that you need to appear for.
Obtain your License
After passing the test, you can take a print out of your Temporary license and enjoy your boating experience! Your PCOC will reach you in 2-3 weeks by mail.