Marginal note:Issue of licence or pilotage certificate
22 (1) Subject to subsection (2) and any regulations made pursuant to paragraph 20(1)(j), an Authority shall,
(a) on receipt of an application in writing for a licence or pilotage certificate, and
(b) on being satisfied that the applicant therefor is able to meet the qualifications prescribed by the Governor in Council pursuant to section 52 and by the Authority pursuant to subsection 20(1),
issue a licence or pilotage certificate to the applicant, but no pilotage certificate shall be issued to an applicant therefor unless the Authority is satisfied that the applicant has a degree of skill and local knowledge of the waters of the compulsory pilotage area equivalent to that required of an applicant for a licence for that compulsory pilotage area.
Marginal note:Citizenship of applicants
(2) No licence or pilotage certificate shall be issued to an applicant therefor unless the applicant is
(a) a Canadian citizen; or
(b) a permanent resident within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act who has not been ordinarily resident in Canada for six years or who has been ordinarily resident in Canada for six years or more and is shown, to the satisfaction of the Authority, not to have become a Canadian citizen as a result of circumstances beyond the control of the applicant.
Marginal note:Term in case of issue to permanent resident
(3) Every licence or pilotage certificate issued to a permanent resident ceases to be valid five years after the date the licence is issued unless the permanent resident becomes a Canadian citizen before that date.
Marginal note:Term where qualifications met
(4) A licence or pilotage certificate of any class remains in force while the licensed pilot or holder of the pilotage certificate is able to meet the qualifications prescribed by the regulations for a holder of that class of licence or pilotage certificate, including any qualifications prescribed by regulation since the licence or pilotage certificate was issued or deemed to be issued.
- R.S., 1985, c. P-14, s. 22
- 2001, c. 27, s. 268
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