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How old do you have to be to drive a boat in Canada?

There is no minimum age to drive a motorized boat in Canada. According to Transport Canada’s – Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations (VORRs), children under 12 years old are permitted to operate a pleasure craft if it has a motor of no more than 10 hp (7.5 kW). It does not matter the length of the boat, as long as the

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Is my Canadian Boating License valid in the United States?

Yes – the Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is recognized in the United States as equivalent to their NASBLA-accredited Boating Safety Education Certificates. Therefore, Canadian boaters who have completed their boating safety course and obtained a PCOC can operate a vessel in the U.S. waters without additional certification. NOTE :  Each U.S. state still has its own boating laws and

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Can you operate a boat without a license in Canada?

No, you can not operate any type of pleasure craft equipped with a motor (even an electric motor or jet ski) in Canada without having a boating license, also known as a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, or another proof of competency on board with you. Other proofs of competency that are valid in Canada include: A certificate that states you have

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Do you need a boating license to rent a boat in Canada?

No, you do not need to have a Canadian boating license, also known as a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, to rent a boat or jet ski in Canada. Transport Canada allows you to powered pleasure craft in Canada without a boating license if: You completed and co-signed a Rental Boat Safety Checklist with the rental boat company You understand the

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Do you need a boat license for a 9.9 hp in Canada?

No – you do not need a boat license, also known as a Pleasure Craft License, for a boat that has a 9.9 hp engine. A Pleasure Craft License is a document issued by Transport Canada that provides your vessel with a unique identification (ID) number. The license is valid for 10 years. This ID number allows police and search

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Does my Canadian boating license expire?

No your Canadian boating license, commonly known as a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), does not expire. Once you obtain your Canadian boating license (PCOC) it’s good for life. There are no renewals or annual fees. A Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), or other proof of competency is legally required to operate a recreational power boat or jet ski in

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Registering a Jet Ski in Canada

If you own a jet ski (PWC) in Canada, it is important to properly register or license it in order to legally operate it on the province’s waterways. In this article, we will outline the process for registering a jet ski in Canada and explain the difference between jet ski licensing and jet ski registration. Table of Contents The Difference

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Registering a boat in Canada

If you own a boat in Canada, it is important to properly register or license it in order to legally operate it on the province’s waterways. In this article, we will outline the process of licensing and registering a boat in Canada. We will also explain the difference between boat licensing and boat registration. Table of Contents The Difference Between

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Do you need a license to rent a jet ski in Canada?

No, you do not need a license, also known as a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), to rent a jet ski (PWC) in Canada. Transport Canada allows you to rent a jet ski in Canada without a boating license if: You completed and co-signed a Personal Water Craft (PWC) Rental Safety Checklist with the rental company You understand the instructions

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