Public consultation on modernizing the Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Program

Current status: Closed
Open on November 12, 2020 and will be closed on January 15, 2021.

Transport Canada is proposing changes to the Pleasure Craft Operator Competency (PCOC) Program. We want your feedback about the changes we plan to make.  

Join in: how to participate

From November 12, 2020 through to January 15, 2021, we are inviting users of PCOC services and other interested parties to read the proposed changes to the PCOC Program published on the Let's Talk Transportation website, where feedback can be provided.

Input and comments submitted through the Let's Talk Transportation website will be recorded and considered in the development of regulations.

Share your ideas

Register at Let's Talk Transportation to provide your comments on discussion questions or upload a document through the Submission tab Modernizing the Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Program.

Send us an email

Participate by mail

Transport Canada
Communication (AEA)
Tower C, Place de Ville
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N5

Who is the focus of this consultation

All Canadians are invited to participate in the online consultations. Those with a particular interest may include:

  • course providers
  • law enforcement agencies
  • pleasure craft owners
  • recreational boaters
  • rental boat agencies

Key questions for discussion

  1. What challenges or opportunities do you see with the proposed changes to the PCOC Program?
  2. How would the introduction of fees affect course providers?
  3. What do you think about removing the rental boat safety checklist as being accepted as proof of competency?

Attend a meeting

Location Date and time Venue
Virtual Event (Ottawa) November 12, 2020 Canadian Marine Advisory Council (CMAC)
Virtual Event (Edmonton) November 3-5, 2020 PNR Regional CMAC
Virtual Event (Quebec) November 18, 2020 QC Regional CMAC
Virtual Event (PAC; ON; ATL) Dates TBC Regional CMAC

Related information

Contact us

Transport Canada
Communication (AEA)
Tower C, Place de Ville
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N5

Telephone: 1-855-859-3123 or 613-991-3135
Teletypewriter / TDD: 1-888-675-6863
Fax: 613-991-4818