How To Renew Pleasure Craft Licence In Canada

How To Renew Pleasure Craft Licence In Canada

Apply via regular mail

  • Download and fill out fill out the Application for Pleasure Craft Licence Form. The form is available under the “Documents to Use’ section which you can get the forms.
  • Complete the form and send it together with any other documents to:Pleasure Craft Licensing Centre
    P.O. Box 2006
    Fredericton, New Brunswick
    E3B 5G4

Make an application In online

  • Visit for the Pleasure Craft Electronic Licensing System page. Link.

Simply follow the directions on how to fill out this online application.

Documents Required Pleasure Craft Licence

  • filled out application form
  • A signed photocopy of a valid government-issued identification, for every owner whose name will be listed on the pleasure craft license. A valid piece of government-issued identification could be:
    • a provincial/territorial birth certificate;
    • A certificate of Canadian citizenship;
    • a Canadian passport; or
    • a provincial/territorial driver’s licence.
    • Note: A provincial health card is not valid for evidence of identity.
    • Non-residents can utilize valid government-issued identification issued by their home country
  • A copy of the bill sale or any other evidence of ownership. A proof of ownership document or bill of sale should contain the following information:
  • the name of the business, address and the signature of a representative from the company , or the complete names, addresses and signatures of previous owners
  • date of sale
  • Name, address and the signature of the new owner’s name, address, and signature
  • Description of the craft (make model, make and other details noted in the form);
  • Hull Serial Number (HIN) or Compliance Label Number (if available); and
  • pleasure craft license # (if you are already licensed)
  • A current, full-color side-view photo from the leisure craft. The photo of the vessel must satisfy the following criteria:
  • Minimum of minimum” minimum 4″ X 6″ Full-side view color photo of your pleasure boat (photo should be crisp);
  • excellent lighting conditions good lighting conditions
  • The boat shouldn’t be surrounded by vessels.
  • To correct information on your licence
  • Completed application form
  • A photocopy that has been signed by the owner of a valid government-issued identification for each owner of the pleasure craft license and
  • an up-to-date full-side-view color image of the craft used for pleasure


An Pleasure Craft Licence is valid for 10 years. After the expiration of this time, you have to renew your licence.


  • An Pleasure Craft Licence is valid for 10 years. It is mandatory to renew your license before the expiration date.
  • If you alter your address, name or other details about the pleasure craft once you have obtained the Pleasure Craft Licence, you have to update your license.
  • You can renew or upgrade your license by mail or via the internet.

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