First Time Registration


Transfer – You have acquired a Canadian licensed pleasure craft and are required to transfer the pleasure craft licence to your name.


Modifications to the Small Vessel Regulations, s. 103 have changed the Pleasure Craft Licensing process:

  • 103. A pleasure craft that is the subject of a transfer of ownership may be operated until the day on which the new owner of the pleasure craft receives a transferred licence, up to a maximum of 90 days from the day of the transfer of ownership, if documents are carried on board confirming the name and address of the new owner and the date of the transfer of ownership.

By submitting your request for transfer of the pleasure craft licence online and uploading the required supporting documentation, an acknowledgment (valid for 90 days from the initial issue date) will be issued and returned to the application by e-mail, with the updated information.


You will be requested to upload your supporting documentation. Please ensure you have the following documents in the proper file format ready for upload before you start the online process – click on the link for additional information


The proof of ownership or bill of sale document

a signed copy of a valid piece of government-issued identification from each owner whose name is to appear on the pleasure craft licence;

current full side-view photograph of the boat to be licensed.