Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

Registration Requirements

 The Minister, on receipt of an application in accordance with the Aircraft Marking and Registration Standards, shall register an aircraft where the owner of the aircraft

  • (a) is qualified to be the registered owner of a Canadian aircraft pursuant to section 202.15; and

  • (b) meets the requirements set out in those standards.

Types of Registration

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the Minister shall register an aircraft as

    • (a) a state aircraft;

    • (b) a commercial aircraft; or

    • (c) a private aircraft.

  • (2) The Minister shall register an aircraft with

    • (a) a provisional registration if the aircraft is not registered in Canada or in a foreign state and is to be operated for the purpose of importing it into Canada or for the purpose of transporting it from one location in Canada to another location in Canada;

    • (b) a temporary registration if the documentation, record entries and other administrative steps necessary to grant a continuing registration cannot be completed immediately;

    • (c) a continuing registration if the documentation, record entries and other administrative steps necessary to grant a continuing registration can be completed immediately; or

    • (d) an interim registration if the requirements of subsection 202.36(1) or (4) are satisfied.

  • (3) The Minister shall register an aircraft as a state aircraft if it is a civil aircraft that is owned by and exclusively used in the service of a government in Canada.

  • (4) The Minister shall register an aircraft as a commercial aircraft if

    • (a) it is to be operated under Subpart 2, 3, 4 or 5 of Part VII or pursuant to an authorization issued under section 203.03; or

    • (b) it is an aeroplane or helicopter that is to be operated pursuant to a flight training unit operator certificate issued under Subpart 6 of Part IV.

  • SOR/2000-405, s. 10.

Identity for Registration Purposes — Aircraft

 For the purpose of the registration in Canada of an aircraft, other than a balloon,

  • (a) the fuselage, hull or an alternative structure of the aircraft establishes its identity; and

  • (b) where the fuselage, hull or an alternative structure of the aircraft is scrapped, the aircraft is deemed to be destroyed.

Identity for Registration Purposes — Balloons

 For the purpose of the registration in Canada of a balloon,

  • (a) the envelope of the balloon establishes its identity; and

  • (b) where the envelope of a balloon is scrapped, the balloon is deemed to be destroyed.

[202.20 to 202.24 reserved]

Division III — Certificates of Registration

Issuance of a Certificate of Registration

  •  (1) Where the Minister registers an aircraft, the Minister shall issue to the registered owner of the aircraft

    • (a) a provisional certificate of registration if the aircraft has a provisional registration;

    • (b) a temporary certificate of registration if

      • (i) the documentation, record entries and other administrative steps necessary to issue a continuing registration cannot be completed immediately, or

      • (ii) the Minister intends to replace a continuing certificate of registration pursuant to section 202.27 or amend or replace a certificate of registration pursuant to subsection 202.28(1), but the documentation, record entries and other administrative steps necessary to amend or replace the certificate cannot be completed immediately;

    • (c) an interim certificate of registration if the aircraft is deemed to be registered with an interim registration pursuant to subsection 202.36(1) or (4); or

    • (d) except in the circumstances described in subparagraph (b)(ii), a continuing certificate of registration if the aircraft has a continuing registration.

  • (2) Where the Minister issues a temporary certificate of registration, the Minister may specify in the temporary certificate of registration a date on which the temporary registration expires.

  • (3) A temporary certificate of registration expires or is cancelled, as the case may be, on the earliest of

    • (a) the date specified in the temporary certificate of registration,

    • (b) the last day of the three-month period following the day on which the temporary certificate of registration was issued,

    • (c) the day on which there is a change in the legal custody and control of the aircraft, and

    • (d) the day on which a continuing certificate of registration is issued in respect of the aircraft.