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Lifejacket / PFD Approval

All Canadian lifejackets and PFDs must bear an approval label stating that the equipment has been approved by one or a combination of the following agencies :

  • The Department of Transport Canada;
  • The Department of Fisheries and Oceans;
  • The Canadian Coast Guard.

A non-Canadian resident may use a PFD or lifejacket from their homeland provided it is in good working order and meets that country’s standards.

REMEMBER: Failure to wear a lifejacket or personal flotation device (PFD) is the number one contributing factor to recreational boating deaths in Canada.

Lifejacket/PFD approval label.


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