Enroll in the Small Vessel Compliance Program

The Small Vessel Compliance Program is a voluntary program that will help you operate a small non-pleasure craft, small vessel or tug safely and legally.

As a vessel owner or operator, Canadian law makes you responsible for knowing, controlling and managing the risks related to your vessel.

Once a Marine Safety Inspector completes a technical review, you will receive a blue, orange or green decal to display on your vessel and a letter of participation. This decal and letter will show others that your vessel is enrolled in the program.

You will receive your decal within 45 working days of Transport Canada receiving all your documents and completing a technical review. You'll need to renew your enrollment every 5 years.