2.0 Legal Authority

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Section 207(1)(b) of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 gives the Governor in Council authority, on the recommendation of the Minister, to make regulations respecting pleasure craft licensing and the safety of pleasure craft. This includes medical fitness, minimum age, degree of knowledge, skill, training and experience, for operators of pleasure craft or classes of pleasure craft, and the evidence required to prove compliance with those qualifications.

Based upon this authority, the Minister of Transport formally requests that all recreational boating safety Online Study Guides be based on and reflect the entire contents of both

  • the Standard for Pleasure Craft Operator Card Testing over the Internet, TP 15080E; and
  • the Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus, TP 14932E.

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