This page is designed to link users, quickly and easily to new information about recreational boating, commercial operations and the marine infrastructure. Visit this page periodically to learn about new features and services as they are made available from Marine Services Online. Items on this page are posted for a period of 3 months.
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
We will conduct online consultations on our updated Standards for Marine Safety Services until March 30, 2012. Please provide feedback on the standards that apply to you.
To own and operate a small non-pleasure vessel in Canada, you must meet your responsibilities as outlined in the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (CSA 2001). There are numerous regulations and standards that apply to your vessel and its use. To help with your compliance requirements, Transport Canada created the Small Vessel Compliance Program (Non-Pleasure Craft) (SVCP) for small non-pleasure vessel owners. This is an optional and easy-to-use tool to help make sure your small non-pleasure vessel meets its CSA 2001 requirements.
Cross Often? Make it simple, use NEXUS
NEXUS is a joint initiative of the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. www.nexus.gc.ca.