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Saskatchewan Boating License

How do I get my boating license in Saskatchewan?

To get your boating license in Saskatchewan :

  • Study our free online boating course and pass the online test.
  • Print a temporary boating license (PCOC) at home and go boating straight away.
  • Your permanent boating license (PCOC) will be mailed to you in Saskatchewan within 48 hours.
  • Your boating license never expires and is valid to use nationwide.

Do I need a boating license in Saskatchewan?

Yes. Anybody who operates a motorized boat or PWC in Saskatchewan must have a proof of competency regardless of your age, engine horsepower or length of boat. The most common proof of competency in Saskatchewan is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (boating license). Proof of competency is basically a proof of boating education.

Failure to have your Pleasure Craft Operator Card with you when boating in Saskatchewan could result in a fine of $250.

Boating In Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is a landlocked province that is home to around 100,000 lakes. You  won’t be stuck for waters to put your Saskatchewan boating license to work on, with over 12% of the province covered by lakes and rivers. Some of the most popular lakes in Saskatchewan offer something special from sandy beaches, popular fishing spots and amazing clear fresh water for swimming.

Lake Diefenbaker

Lake Diefenbaker is one of Saskatchewan’s most popular lakes. It is a wonderful boating spot for everyone from powerboaters, to sailors, fishers and water sport enthusiasts. Lake Diefenbaker has over 800km of coastline, beautiful sandy beaches, provincial parks and towns to explore. Spend a beautiful sunny day exploring all Lake Diefenbaker has to offer and don’t forget to jump in for a swim to cool off after your adventure.

Lake Athabasca

Lake Athabasca is a remote lake in northern Saskatchewan that is known for being the largest and one of the deepest lakes in Saskatchewan. It is a favourite fishing spot for anglers with many types of fish found here like trout, pike, walleye and whitefish. Lake Athabasca is not only for fishers, many people travel here to take in the sights of the pristine wilderness. The breathtaking Athabasca Sand Dunes are a must-see, they stretch 100 kilometres along the shore and some reach up to 30 metres high. The Athabasca Sand Dunes in Saskatchewan are the most northerly sand dunes in the world.

Meadow Lake Provincial Park

Once you have obtained your Saskatchewan boating license why not check out Meadow Lake Provincial Park. The park is the largest provincial park in Saskatchewan and is home to over 20 lakes. Many beaches can be found in Meadow Lake Provincial Park and since it is located in northern Saskatchewan the waters are cooler making for a refreshing dip on those hot summer days. This is a great spot for a family adventure and is very popular with Saskatchewanians.

Barrier Lake
Barrier Lake is another popular lake in Saskatchewan with many locals enjoying long summer days water skiing, wakeboarding and swimming. This beautiful lake continues for miles which is great if you want to escape the main busy area for some relaxing downtime or a spot of fishing. Visit Barrie Lake Resort restaurant for a bite to eat or to stock up on some snacks for your day out on the water. Barrier Lake is a perfect getaway spot for you and your Saskatchewan boating license.

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What are the Saskatchewan Boating License requirements?

If operating a power-driven boat or a PWC in Saskatchewan you are required to have a boating license (Pleasure Craft Operator Card). 

In Saskatchewan, there is no minimum age to obtain your boating license (Pleasure Craft Operator Card) but there are horsepower restrictions for anyone under 16 years of age operating a boat.

You do not need to be a resident of Saskatchewan or Canada to take the® free boating safety course or to obtain a boating license.

All boat operators must carry their boating license with them at all times when boating in Saskatchewan. Failure to have your Pleasure Craft Operator Card with you when boating could result in a fine of $250.

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What is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)?

The PCOC is proof of competency. It proves that you have been educated in how to safely operate a boat or PWC in Saskatchewan and Canada. You can obtain a PCOC by completing the free® online boating safety course and passing the final Transport Canada exam.

Who needs a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)?

Anybody who operates a motorized boat or PWC in Saskatchewan must have a proof of competency regardless of your age, engine horsepower or length of boat. The most common proof of competency in Saskatchewan is a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (boating license). Proof of competency is basically a proof of boating education.

Even if your boat is equipped with an electric trolling motor or a motor less than 10hp, you need a boating license. The fine for operating a boat without a Pleasure Craft Operator Card in Saskatchewan is $250.

Non-residents of Canada must also show proof of competency if they operate a craft that is registered in Canada or operate a motorized craft on Canadian waters for more than 44 consecutive days.

Can I still get the Pleasure Craft Operator Card if I don’t have an Saskatchewan driver's license?

Yes, you do not need to have a driver’s license in order to get a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

Do I have to be a resident of Saskatchewan to take the free boating safety course?

No, you do not have to be a resident of Saskatchewan to take the free online boating safety course.

Practice Test.

Looking to get your boating license in Saskatchewan and not sure what to expect from the boating license test.® provides a practice test for free so you can test your boating knowledge before you start our boating course and take the Transport Canada test.’s boating license practice test includes 10 multiple choice questions. The questions are similar to the questions you will be asked in Transport Canada PCOC exam.

The practice test is available for all Canadians looking to get their Pleasure Craft Operator Card.

Study Guide.

To obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card, you will start by taking’s online boating safety course. Simply study the 5 chapters in the course and take the helpful quiz questions at the end of each chapter. Once you have completed the course, you will then continue on to the Transport Canada exam.

You can also download and print a study guide if you prefer to have something in your hand to read. The downloadable study guide will provide you with the same boating knowledge as the online study guide, so choose whichever works best for you.

Saskatchewan Boating License Study Guide

You can also view the boating safety course material by clicking on the Study Guide button below.

License Course.® offers the online boating license course for free in Saskatchewan. Study our free Transport Canada approved course and take our free quizzes to prepare for your Transport Canada boating license exam. We track your progress through the course, which allows you to study at your own pace and pick up where you left off at any time.

There is no need for nerves when it comes to the Transport Canada boating license test, it is an open book test and you will be well prepared after taking our free online course. There is no need to worry if you don’t pass the test on the first attempt, here at® retries are free and unlimited. Should you fail the test a second time, Transport Canada makes you repeat the free course and quizzes but this is also free.

Once you have passed the Transport Canada exam you will get a temporary boating license which you can print immediately and go boating. Within 48hrs we will ship your Pleasure Craft Operator Card to your Saskatchewan mailing address for free.

APPROVED.® is Canada’s trusted provider of boating safety education and has been Transport Canada approved since 1999.® is accredited by Transport Canada to certify boaters for their Official Pleasure Craft Operator Card. The boating card is good for life and valid in all Canadian provinces and territories including Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

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Saskatchewan Boater License

Canada is boating paradise. With its magnificent coastline of over 25,000 km, thousands of lakes and rivers, there is endless exploring for Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) holders. Get your boating license today and start exploring all Canada has to offer.


Saskatchewan Boating License® guarantees the fastest shipping in Saskatchewan.  Your boating license (PCOC) is manufactured and shipped out in under 48 hours.

Other providers take 4-6 weeks to ship your card.


The Canada Shipping Act, 2001 is the principal legislation governing safety of marine transportation and recreational boating, as well as protection of the marine environment in Saskatchewan.

Boating and Alcohol in Saskatchewan

The consumption of alcohol while operating a boat in Saskatchewan is illegal, the same rules that apply to drinking and driving in Saskatchewan apply. You can be fined a minimum of $230 or imprisoned. The only time alcohol may be consumed by the passengers on a boat in Saskatchewan is if the boat has a sleeping area, cooking facilities, toilet or is docked.

$230 – if drinking alcohol on a boat that does not have a sleeping area, cooking facilities or toilet.

Operating a boat while impaired:
1st time offence: Minimum $1,000 fine, minimum 7 days’ imprisonment
2nd time offence: Minimum $1,000 fine, minimum 30 days’ imprisonment
3rd time offence: Minimum $1,000 fine, minimum 120 days’ imprisonment.

Saskatchewan Boating Fines

$250 – Not having the required PCOC or proof of competency on board
$250 – Boating underage
$250 – Violating horsepower restrictions
$350 – Careless boating
$200 – Missing safety equipment
$500 – Unsafe boating
$200 – Per missing lifejacket/pdf onboard
$250 – No spotter or seating for passenger in tow



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Saskatchewan Boater License® was established to provide you with the most affordable and fastest way to obtain your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC). We are 100% Canadian owned.

Purchase your official PCOC for only $39. One time fee. Card never expires.


Interactive Mobile Desktop® online boating safety course is fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. The course has been designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.® automatically keeps track of your progress so you can study at your own pace.


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Take the course in your own time and risk free.

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The 10 most common questions asked by boaters in Saskatchewan.

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Do all boat operators in Saskatchewan need a boating license?

Anybody who operates a motorboat in Saskatchewan must have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card (Boating License) or other proof of competency, regardless of engine horsepower or age of the operator.

How do I obtain a boating license in Saskatchewan?

You can obtain your Saskatchewan PCOC by completing our free online boating safety course and passing the Transport Canada PCOC exam. When you have passed the online exam you can print your temporary PCOC and go boating right away. We will mail out your permanent pleasure craft operator card in under 48 hours.

Does my Saskatchewan boating license expire?

The Saskatchewan Pleasure Craft Operator Card never expires and is good for life! There are no annual fees.

What age do I need to be to get a boating license in Saskatchewan?

There is no minimum age for obtaining a Pleasure Craft Operator Card.  As long as you are old enough to take the online boating safety course and pass the online exam you are old enough to get a boating license in Saskatchewan. Remember, your boating license never expires!

Are there age and horsepower restrictions in Saskatchewan?

In Saskatchewan, horsepower restrictions apply to operators under 16 years of age. Youths less than 16 years of age may not operate boats in Saskatchewan with motors over certain horsepower limits unless someone 16 years of age or older, and certified, is directly supervising them from inside the boat.

You must be 16 years of age or older to operate a PWC / jet ski in Saskatchewan.

Is the Saskatchewan boating license valid in all other Canadian provinces?

Your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (boating license) is valid in all Canadian provinces and territories.

What happens if I lose my Saskatchewan boating license?

If you lose your boating license, simply give us a call on 1800 886 5303 to order a replacement card. We will send you a temporary card to print immediately so you can go boating right away. Your replacement PCOC will be shipped out to you within 48 hours.

What’s the Saskatchewan boating safety course all about?’s official safety course has been approved by Transport Canada. The course provides you with the knowledge required to pass the Transport Canada PCOC exam and obtain your Saskatchewan boating license. The course topics include boating basics, safety equipment, boat operation, rules and regulations and boating navigation rules. Best of all,® provides the course for free.

Is the Transport Canada exam difficult?’s safety course covers everything you need to know to pass your online PCOC exam. The online PCOC exam is open book and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The passing score is 75% (38 out of 50). If you fail don’t worry you can retake the exam after a 24 hour wait. Your one-time fee includes unlimited exam retries and unlimited access to the online course material.

How long does it take to receive my boating license in Saskatchewan?

When you pass the online boating license test, you can print your Temporary Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) at home and go boating in Saskatchewan right away. The temporary PCOC expires 60 days from the date you passed the test.® will manufacture and ship your permanent PCOC within 48 hours. It should arrive at your Saskatchewan mailing address within 1-2 weeks.

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