Since when has the pleasure craft operator card been mandatory?
The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations have required operators of pleasure craft fitted with a motor and used for recreational purposes to have proof of competency on board at all times since september 2009. The PCOC is valid for life.
* These requirements apply in areas outside the Northwest and Nunavut Territories at this time.
** Applies to non-residents operating their pleasure craft in Canadian waters after 44 consecutive days. Operator cards or equivalents issued to a non-resident by their state or country will be considered as proof of competency.