Dispensations

  • The program issues letters of dispensations to seafarers, where the shipowners or authorized representatives have made an application and where the seafarers meet prerequisites in accordance with the Marine Personnel Regulations and related procedures.
  • The program maintains records on all seafarers who are candidates for dispensation and all associated vessels.

Service standard:

  • Application for a dispensation
    5 working days after receipt of complete application if all the prerequisites are met

Performance target:

The target for achieving this standard is set at 80%.

Performance results:

Information management systems and data registers are being developed to successfully report on performance by FY 2016-17.

Apply for:

The applicant applies by contacting a Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security Examination Centre or the Marine Personnel Standards and Pilotage Branch. These service centres can be found at http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/regions.htm

Marine Personnel Standards and Pilotage
330 Sparks St., 8th Floor
Tower C, Place de ville
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0N8
Facsimile: (613) 990-1538

Service feedback:

The service result may be appealed by writing to the Director, Marine Personnel Standards & Pilotage.

Comments, suggestions and concerns may be shared at the following address:

Marine Personnel Standards and Pilotage
330 Sparks St., 8th Floor
Tower C, Place de Ville
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0N8
Facsimile: (613) 990-1538

Contacts: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/mpsp-contacts-885.htm

For more information:

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.