Transport Canada’s marine safety programs provide Canadians with a safe and efficient marine transportation system worthy of public confidence. Broad areas of marine safety activity include the following:

  • Setting standards for vessel crew, design, equipment and use
  • Monitoring and compliance of Canadian and foreign vessels
  • Licensing pleasure craft
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Requirements
  • Inspection of dangerous goods containers
  • Protecting the navigability of Canada’s waterways
  • Cargo handling and ship-port interface
  • Navigation and radio communications
  • Environmental protection and response systems
  • Ship operations and inspection
  • Vessel registration