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    On Sept. 15, 2009, Transport Canada will require a mandatory Pleasure Craft Operator Card. Here is a site that should help:
    http://www.tc.gc.ca/marinesafety/deb...ck_visitor.htm

    In a nutshell, you can boat in Canada with a U.S. registered boat up to 45 days without the card....here's the scoop:
    Operator Competency Requirements

    The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations require that all operators of pleasure craft fitted with a motor have proof of competency and proof of age on board at all times.
    The Regulations are being phased in as follows:
    • All operators born after April 1, 1983 are required to have proof of competency since 1999.
    • As of September 15, 2002, all operators of craft of less than 4 m (13'1") in length, including personal watercraft, will be required to have proof of competency.
    • As of September 15, 2009, all operators will be required to have proof of competency.
    How the Regulations Apply to Non-Residents
    The Regulations apply to non-residents:
    • If they operate their pleasure craft in Canadian waters for more than 45 consecutive days or,
    • If they operate a pleasure craft that is licensed or registered in Canada (including rented or chartered boats).
    • The Regulations do not apply to non-residents who operate their pleasure craft in Canadian waters for less than 45 consecutive days. Please note that a proof of residence will be required on board at all times.
    Acceptable Proof of Competency for Non-Residents
    For non-residents, proof of competency can take one of three forms:
    • A Canadian-issued pleasure craft operator card.
    • A completed boat rental safety check-list (for power-driven rental boats).
    • An operator card or equivalent that meets the requirements of their state or country.
    For more information, consult the Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations.

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    This could really affect those in SE or on the Great Lakes.

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