Register a commercial vessel or a pleasure craft, transfer ownership, report a change, add or discharge a mortgage.
Services and information
Vessel registration, requirements, reserve a vessel name.
New owner, add an owner, transfer on death or bankruptcy.
Reporting a change
Change owner or mortgagee details, change vessel name or port of registry, vessel alterations.
Renew vessel registration, replace a certificate, close a vessel’s registry.
Managing marine mortgages
Register, transfer or discharge a marine mortgage, builder’s mortgage, death of mortgagee.
Recording a vessel under construction
Vessels under construction in Canada by a Canadian builder.
Bareboat charters in and out of Canada, list a vessel in the Canadian Register of Vessels.
We want to hear from you! Transport Canada proposes to introduce a regulatory charge that would be paid by vessel owners. This charge would finance a vessel remediation fund that would help the government to deal with abandoned, wrecked or hazardous vessels.
You can read the charge proposal and submit feedback online until January 14, 2022.