Enroll in the Small Vessel Compliance Program

After enrolling

Once you've submitted your documents and passed our technical review, Transport Canada will mail you a program package with a decal and a letter of participation.

Once enrolled in the program, you will need to fill-out an annual compliance report (PDF, 825 KB) each year. Make sure to keep a copy of your latest report onboard.

Place the decal on the hull of your vessel where it's easy to see. Your decal is valid for 5 years.

  • Blue decals are for small passenger vessels and workboats
  • Orange decals are for small fishing vessels, and
  • Green decals are for tugs (available at the end of summer 2021)
Image of a decal for small passenger vessels and workboats. See long description below.
Long description

Image of a decal for small passenger vessels and workboats. The background of the image is blue, and has the official Transport Canada symbol at the top and Canada symbol at the bottom. The decal includes the text "Small Vessel Compliance Program (SVCP) non-pleasure craft" and text "Passenger Vessel & Workboat". The expiry year appears in the bottom right corner. The enrollment number appears on the top right corner. There is a white banner at the botton with the text "Valid only if accompanied by a letter of Confirmation of Participation in the Program".

 
Image of a decal for small fishing vessels. See long description below.
Long description

Image of a decal for small fishing vessels. The background of the image is orange, and has the official Transport Canada symbol at the top and Canada symbol at the bottom. The decal includes the text ”Small Vessel Compliance Program (SVCP) non-pleasure craft” and text “Small Fishing Vessel”. The expiry year appears in the bottom right corner. The enrollment number appears on the top right corner. There is a white banner at the botton with the text “Valid only if accompanied by a letter of Confirmation of Participation in the Program”.

 
Image of a decal for tugs. See long description below.
Long description

Image of a decal for tugs. The background of the image is green, and has the official Transport Canada symbol at the top and Canada symbol at the bottom. The decal includes the text ”Small Vessel Compliance Program (SVCP) non-pleasure craft" and text "tug". The expiry year appears in the bottom right corner. The enrollment number appears on the top right corner. There is a white banner at the botton with the text "Valid only if accompanied by a letter of Confirmation of Participation in the Program".