Laurentian Pilotage Authority Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1268)

Regulations are current to 2016-04-12 and last amended on 2015-06-12. Previous Versions

 [Repealed, SOR/2008-80, s. 9]

Assessment of Competencies

[SOR/2008-80, s. 10]
  •  (1) For the purpose of determining whether an applicant for a licence or pilotage certificate or the holder of a licence or pilotage certificate meets the requirements of these Regulations and the General Pilotage Regulations, the Authority shall assess each application for a licence or pilotage certificate and the record of each holder and shall provide the Board of Examiners with

    • (a) a list of applicants for a first licence or first pilotage certificate who meet the requirements of the General Pilotage Regulations and these Regulations, other than the requirement to pass the examination conducted by the Board of Examiners, accompanied by the documents referred to in subsection 21(1);

    • (b) a list of holders of a licence or pilotage certificate who are applying for another licence or pilotage certificate and who meet the requirements of the General Pilotage Regulations and these Regulations, other than the requirement to pass the examination conducted by the Board of Examiners, accompanied by the documents referred to in subsection 21(2); and

    • (c) a list of holders in respect of whom the Authority has reason to believe might not meet the requirements of paragraph 25(1)(c) or (d).

  • (2) Subject to subsection (7), the Board of Examiners shall

    • (a) conduct the examination referred to in subsection (2.1) or (3), as the case may be, of the applicants referred to in paragraph (1)(a);

    • (b) conduct an examination of the holders referred to in paragraph (1)(b) on their local knowledge of the district or part of the district where they are to pilot; and

    • (c) conduct an examination of the holders referred to in paragraph (1)(c) on the requirements of paragraphs 25(1)(c) or (d).

  • (2.1) The examination of applicants that must be conducted for a first licence shall consist of a written and an oral test on ship handling and on local knowledge of the district or part of the district where the applicant is to pilot.

  • (3) The examination of applicants that must be conducted for a first pilotage certificate shall consist of

    • (a) a first written test on general knowledge of pilotage, including knowledge of the legislation applicable to pilotage in that region and knowledge of ship handling, navigational instruments, chartwork, meteorology, ice navigation on the St. Lawrence River and calculation of tides;

    • (b) subject to subsection (4), a second written test and an oral test on ship handling and on local knowledge of the district or part of the district where the applicant is to pilot; and

    • (c) a language test to demonstrate that the applicant is able to carry out the duties of a pilotage certificate holder effectively in English and French.

  • (4) An applicant must successfully complete the written tests before taking the oral test.

  • (5) To pass the examination, an applicant must

    • (a) obtain a mark of at least 70% on any written test; and

    • (b) obtain a mark of at least 70% on the oral test, by showing a knowledge of ship handling and local knowledge of the district or part of the district where the applicant is to pilot that will enable them to effectively and safely carry out the duties of a licensed pilot or pilotage certificate holder.

  • (5.1) An applicant who obtains a mark of less than 70% on the oral test shall repeat the written and oral test on ship handling and on local knowledge of the district or part of the district where the applicant is to pilot.

  • (6) Despite subsection (4), an applicant who applies for a first pilotage certificate for District No. 2 is not required to take the written tests set out in paragraphs (3)(a) and (b) if

    • (a) the applicant has attended the pilotage training program established by the Authority and given by the Institut maritime du Québec, described in the document entitled Pilotage Certificate Training for the Laurentian Region (District II Quebec City – Les Escoumins), TP 13458E, published in November 1999 by the Department of Transport; and

    • (b) the applicant has successfully completed the tests prepared under the direction of an officer of the Authority in accordance with the document entitled Pilotage Certificate Training for the Laurentian Region (District II Quebec City – Les Escoumins), TP 13458E, published in November 1999 by the Department of Transport.

  • (7) An applicant shall

    • (a) in the case of an applicant who takes the tests referred to in subsection (3) in two stages, successfully complete all the tests during the 30 months following the day on which the first written test was successfully completed; or

    • (b) in the case of an applicant who takes the tests referred to in subsection (2.1) or who attends the training referred to in paragraph (6)(a) and successfully completes the tests referred to in paragraph (6)(b), have 36 months from the day on which a Class D apprentice pilot permit is issued to satisfy all of the requirements for the issuance of a licence.

  • SOR/81-737, s. 1;
  • SOR/89-567, s. 5;
  • SOR/94-727, s. 2;
  • SOR/2002-346, s. 12;
  • SOR/2008-80, s. 11.
  •  (1) An applicant who fails one or more of the tests referred to in paragraphs 26.1(f) and 26.2(e) and subsection 28(2.1) three times is no longer eligible to take those tests.

  • (2) An applicant who fails one or more of the tests referred to in subsection 28(3) three times is no longer eligible to take those tests.

  • (3) An applicant who fails the tests referred to in paragraph 28(6)(b) three times is no longer eligible to take those tests.

  • SOR/2002-346, s. 12;
  • SOR/2008-80, s. 12.

Board of Examiners

  •  (1) The Board of Examiners that conducts the examinations for licences shall be appointed by the Authority and shall consist of the following persons:

    • (a) two holders of a certificate of competency not lower than master, intermediate voyage issued under the Canada Shipping Act or Master, Near Coastal, one of whom is an officer of the Authority and one of whom is an examiner, as defined in section 1 of the Marine Personnel Regulations, of the Department of Transport; and

    • (b) three licensed pilots, each of whom is

      • (i) knowledgeable about the district or part of the district where the applicant or holder is to pilot, except in the case of the written tests set out in paragraphs 26.1(f) and 26.2(e), and

      • (ii) nominated by the corporation of pilots of which they are a member.

  • (2) The Board of Examiners that conducts the examinations for pilotage certificates shall be appointed by the Authority and shall consist of the following persons:

    • (a) three holders of a certificate of competency not lower than master, intermediate voyage issued under the Canada Shipping Act or Master, Near Coastal,

      • (i) one of whom is an examiner, as defined in section 1 of the Marine Personnel Regulations, of the Department of Transport,

      • (ii) one of whom is an officer of the Authority, and

      • (iii) one of whom is the holder of a pilotage certificate for the district or part of the district where the applicant or holder is to pilot or, if no holder of a pilotage certificate is available, a person who has the skills, knowledge and experience to navigate ships in the district effectively and safely; and

    • (b) two licensed pilots, each of whom is

      • (i) knowledgeable about the district or part of the district where the applicant or holder is to pilot, and

      • (ii) nominated by the corporation of pilots of which they are a member.

  • (3) The officer of the Authority appointed in accordance with paragraph (1)(a) or (2)(a), as the case may be, shall act as chairperson of the Board of Examiners.

  • (4) The Authority shall appoint a person who is knowledgeable about each pilotage district where the applicant or holder is to pilot to observe the conduct of any examination by the Board of Examiners and the person shall, following the examination, file with the Chairman of the Authority a written report on the conduct of the examination.

  • SOR/2002-346, s. 12;
  • SOR/2008-80, s. 13.
  •  (1) The Chairman of the Board of Examiners shall report to the Authority the results of all examinations, including

    • (a) the name of each person who passed the examination; and

    • (b) the class of licence or pilotage certificate to which each person who passed the examination is entitled.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2002-346, s. 13]

  • SOR/2002-346, s. 13.
 
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