After submitting your application you’ll get an email confirming that your application and fees have been received. Once we've processed your request, we’ll send you an electronic copy of your marine insurance certificate and mail you the official paper copy.
You must keep a copy of the marine insurance certificate on board the vessel at all times.
Any ship found not complying with the Marine Liability Act and Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act and isn’t carrying a certificate can’t enter or leave a port or an offshore terminal in Canadian waters or in Canada’s exclusive economic zone.
Not carrying a valid certificate is an offence under section 131 of the Marine Liability Act and section 110 of the Wreck, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessel Act.