First Time Registration


Transport Canada Performance results:

Service Standard Target
Transfer of Ownership within 17 working days 70%

Use this form if you are transferring ownership or shares of ownership of a vessel in the Canadian Register of Vessels. This includes transfers of ownership due to death or bankruptcy of an owner or joint owner. If you are transferring a Pleasure Craft Licence, please proceed to the form for Transfer Pleasure Craft Licence. If you are unsure about which registration forms to use, please contact the Administrator at


If you cannot produce a Marine Bill of Sale from the registered owner, you must complete a statutory declaration and explain the reason why you cannot produce the Marine Bill of Sale. You must make the declaration before a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Oaths, or any other person authorized by law to administer oaths in the province or territory in which you make the declaration.