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Please review the application types below and select "I am a Pleasure Craft Owner" or "I am a Boat Dealer" radio button.  (required)

New - You wish to obtain a Canadian pleasure craft licence number for a new or previously unlicensed pleasure craft.

Transfer - You have acquired a Canadian licensed pleasure craft and are required to transfer the pleasure craft licence to your name.

Duplicate - Your pleasure craft licence is either lost or destroyed - you want a duplicate copy of the original licence.

Update a PCL - There are changes to your name or address, description of your pleasure craft, or your contact information requires update.

Renew - Your pleasure craft licence will be expiring or has expired - this will renew your PCL for an additional 10 year period.

Cancel - Your pleasure craft is no longer seaworthy, has been destroyed, will no longer be primarily maintained or operated in Canada, or will be registered.

Transport Canada (TC) is committed to protecting the privacy rights of individuals and safeguarding the personal information under its control. The personal information provided on this form is collected under the authority of the Small Vessel Regulations of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. This information is collected for the purpose of issuing licences in order to identify owners and operators of pleasure craft, as well as to monitor and ensure compliance with the Small Vessel Regulations. (Note: A licence document does not establish ownership of a pleasure craft.) Information may be disclosed to parties involved in search and rescue activities, as well as law enforcement agencies for the purpose of carrying out a lawful investigation and enforcing any law of Canada, including the requirement to pay provincial sales tax. The information collected is described in the Personal Information Bank entitled Pleasure Craft Licences (bank number TC PPU 044). Personal information collected by TC is protected from disclosure to unauthorized persons and/or agencies subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act. Under the provisions of the Privacy Act, individuals have the right of access to, and protection of, their personal information. Instructions for obtaining personal information are provided in Info Source, a copy of which is available in major public and academic libraries or online at Individuals have the right to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada regarding the institution's handling of their personal information.

Completion of the form constitutes your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of the information provided herein, subject to certain exemptions and exceptions as per the Privacy Act. If you do not provide your personal information, a Pleasure Craft License cannot be provided to you. Operation of an unlicensed pleasure craft is a violation of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 Part 10 s.209(1)(f) .

By providing your personal information, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this statement and consent to the Department’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

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