Proof of Competency
The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations describes the requirement for a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, age requirements, the authorization of accredited boat safety courses, and associated regulations concerning safe boating initiatives.
The above regulations require that the operator of a pleasure craft fitted with a motor in Canadian waters have proof of competency on board.     The regulations do not apply to pleasure craft operated in the waters of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Young people under 16 years of age must also comply with the age/horsepower restrictions specified in the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations unless directly supervised by a person 16 years of age or older.
Note that a young person (under 16) must always carry recognized proof of competency while operating a power driven vessel of any horsepower, whether directly supervised or not.
Proof of Competency can be one of the following.
A person who is not a resident of Canada is competent to operate a pleasure craft if the person
RENTAL BOAT SAFETY CHECKLIST