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All operators of motorized boats used for recreational purposes on Canadian waters must have proof of competency. Proof of competency is mandatory, regardless of age or the type of motor used. Get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card Now! In Canada, it's the law!
The boat license is required, whether for personal watercraft, motorized boat of any size, a boat with any type of motor (inboard or outboard) including electric motors, a wakeboard boat, a pontoon, a houseboat, a fishing boat, a deck boat, a boat for water skiing, etc.
The boat licence is valid in Nunavut (NU) and the rest of Canada.
You can either call us at 1-800-607-2329, or email us at email@example.com to find if you got your card through our school (AceBoater.com or Canadian Safe Boating School). If you are sure that we issued your card, just order your new Pleasure Craft Operator Card online.
You may use the guide as an aid while you study online. You may also consult it while taking the final test (open-book exam). We strongly recommend that you purchase our printed version of our safe boating guide at the same time as the online course and exam. We will mail it to you, shipping included. Order your printed study guide online.
There is no minimum age for taking the exam to obtain the NU pleasure craft operator card (PCOC), but some restrictions may apply even if you have your boating license:
Even a child who gets the card at age 10 is not required to retake the course at age 16. The card is good for life.
A free online study guide for NU is available through AceBoater.com. It is the ideal reference guide for those who simply want to brush up on their knowledge.
Aceboater has devised a comprehensive boater practice test for any boaters who wish to check their knowledge or understand their level of comprehension. The test is very well structured and you can try it as often as you wish. TRY our boating license practice test NOW!
In Nu, you need a pleasure craft license if you are driving a boat with an engine of 10hp or more. A Pleasure craft license (not to be confused with the boating license) is a unique identification number which must be displayed on both sides of the bow. Get more info on the pleasure craft license.
The way to transfer boat ownership in NU is the same as for every other province in Canada. To transfer a licence to your name in NU, you must submit the following documents:
For more information on transferring a boat in Nunavut go to Buying or selling a boat in NU.
The Canadian Register of Vessels is the official register of all registered or listed vessels, vessels under construction and bare-boat charters. It contains information on each vessel, such as ownership and mortgage details, vessel characteristics, such as tonnage, construction material and type. Get more info about boat registration in Northwest Territories.