Marine Safety and Security

The role of Transport Canada Marine Safety (TCMS) is to maintain and enhance marine safety and work to protect life, health, property and the marine environment. This includes providing services that are mandated by Acts and Regulations.

We offer timely and accessible services and methods of delivery. This is why we have aligned our service standards with the government's Policy on Service Standards for External Fees and the User Fee Act (UFA).”

Our service standards are divided into five groups:

Group 1: Pleasure Craft Licensing and Pleasure Craft Operator Competency

Group 2: Cargo Inspection and Port State Control Programs

Group 3: Marine Personnel Programs (Certificates of Competency; Approved Training; Direct Examinations; Examination Services; Safe Manning Documents; Medical Certificates; Maritime Labour Licences and Certificates; Seafarers’ Documents; and Dispensations)

Group 4: Navigable Waters Protection Program

Group 5: Vessel Inspection and Certification Services; Small Vessel Compliance Program Services; Ship Radio Inspection; Vessel Registry Services; Marine Technical Review Board; and Marine Insurance Unit

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