Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC)

About CMAC

The Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC) is Transport Canada's national consultative body for marine matters. Participants include representatives of individuals and parties that have a recognized interest in boating and shipping concerning safety, recreational matters, navigation, marine pollution and response and marine security.

Subjects typically discussed include:

  • the development and acceptance of international conventions, regulations, codes, standards, and recommendations;
  • the development and implementation of national statutes, regulations, codes, standards, recommendations and procedures;
  • operations and services; and
  • any other matters related to marine safety, marine services, marine pollution prevention and response, and marine security.

There are nine Standing Committees to discuss issues and topics relative to their area and make recommendations for consideration.  

CMAC Registration Information

We are pleased to announce that the upcoming spring 2016 National CMAC meeting will take place April 19-20-21, 2016 at the Shaw Centre located at 55 Colonel By Drive in Ottawa.

Please note that the CMAC on-line registration is now closed. As in past years, you can register in person at the Shaw Centre on April 19-21. It is recommended that you allow some extra time to register on location.

Please read this important disclaimer information.   

Spring 2016 CMAC Schedule

CMAC Documentation

The National CMAC documents are now available for downloading from the Transport Canada File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server. To request access to the FTP server, or for more information, please contact

Regulatory Proposals recently prepublished in the Canada Gazette

Canada Gazette – Part I
Feb 6, 2016
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