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Great Lakes Pilotage Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1266)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-02 and last amended on 2011-07-01. Previous Versions

Qualifications (continued)

Applicant for a Pilotage Certificate — Before January 1, 2013

 Subject to section 12.2, an applicant for a pilotage certificate who applies before January 1, 2013 shall

  • (a) have the sea service described in section 12 of the General Pilotage Regulations;

  • (b) have completed, within the three years immediately preceding the date of the application, at least 10 one-way trips in each compulsory pilotage area in which the applicant intends to perform pilotage duties;

  • (c) pass an examination conducted by a Board of Examiners by showing a knowledge of the topics set out in section 13 that is compatible with the safe performance of pilotage duties;

  • (d) hold a Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) or General Operator Certificate (GOC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act;

  • (e) hold training certificates showing that the applicant has successfully completed

  • (f) demonstrate professional conduct;

  • (g) have been declared fit to perform pilotage duties in accordance with the medical requirements of the General Pilotage Regulations; and

  • (h) be able to speak and understand English to the extent necessary to perform pilotage duties.

  • SOR/2011-136, s. 7
  •  (1) An applicant for a pilotage certificate who applies before January 1, 2013 is not required to meet the qualifications prescribed in paragraph 12.1(c) if, before that date, the applicant provides the Authority with a statutory declaration stating the following information:

    • (a) the applicant’s experience and service in the conduct of Canadian ships in and through the parts of each compulsory pilotage area that the pilotage certificate is applied for;

    • (b) that the applicant is a Canadian citizen or is a permanent resident as described in paragraph 22(2)(b) of the Act;

    • (c) the applicant’s age; and

    • (d) the type of each certificate of competency that the applicant holds.

  • (2) The statutory declaration referred to in subsection (1) shall include the following attachments:

    • (a) proof that the applicant is a Canadian citizen or is a permanent resident as described in paragraph 22(2)(b) of the Act;

    • (b) proof of the applicant’s sea service;

    • (c) proof of the applicant’s experience and service in the conduct of Canadian ships in and through the parts of each compulsory pilotage area that the pilotage certificate is applied for;

    • (d) a photocopy of the applicant’s Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) or General Operator Certificate (GOC);

    • (e) a photocopy of each training certificate required under paragraph 12.1(e);

    • (f) a photocopy of each certificate of competency that the applicant holds; and

    • (g) proof of the applicant’s age.

  • SOR/2011-136, s. 7

Applicant for a Pilotage Certificate — After December 31, 2012

 An applicant for a pilotage certificate who applies after December 31, 2012 shall

  • (a) have the sea service described in section 12 of the General Pilotage Regulations;

  • (b) have completed, within the three years immediately preceding the date of the application, at least 15 trips in each compulsory pilotage area in which the applicant intends to perform pilotage duties;

  • (c) either

    • (i) pass an examination conducted by a Board of Examiners by showing a knowledge of the topics set out in section 13 that is compatible with the safe performance of pilotage duties, or

    • (ii) have successfully completed the Great Lakes Marine Pilotage Certificate Training Program;

  • (d) hold a Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) or General Operator Certificate (GOC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act;

  • (e) hold training certificates showing that the applicant has successfully completed

  • (f) demonstrate professional conduct;

  • (g) have been declared fit to perform pilotage duties in accordance with the medical requirements of the General Pilotage Regulations; and

  • (h) be able to speak and understand English to the extent necessary to perform pilotage duties.

  • SOR/2011-136, s. 7

 An applicant for a pilotage certificate who applies after December 31, 2012 shall provide the Authority with

  • (a) proof that the applicant is a Canadian citizen or is a permanent resident as described in paragraph 22(2)(b) of the Act;

  • (b) proof of the applicant’s acquired experience and service in the conduct of Canadian ships, or arrangements of ships, whose total gross tonnage is 1 500 gross tonnage or more in and through the parts of each compulsory pilotage area in which the applicant intends to perform pilotage duties;

  • (c) a photocopy of the applicant’s Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) or General Operator Certificate (GOC);

  • (d) a photocopy of each training certificate required under paragraph 12.3(e);

  • (e) a photocopy of each certificate of competency that the applicant holds; and

  • (f) proof of the applicant’s age.

  • SOR/2011-136, s. 7

Great Lakes Marine Pilotage Certificate Training Program

 For greater certainty, the Authority shall ensure that successfully completing the Great Lakes Marine Pilotage Certificate Training Program is equivalent to passing an examination for a pilotage certificate.

  • SOR/2011-136, s. 7

Examinations

  •  (1) An examination for a licence or pilotage certificate shall relate to the applicant’s knowledge of the following topics:

    • (a) the pilotage and navigational requirements of each area in which the applicant intends to perform pilotage duties, including knowledge of the currents, depths of water, anchorage areas, aids to navigation and, as applicable, tides;

    • (b) the marine traffic control system, if any, in each area in which the applicant intends to perform pilotage duties;

    • (c) the relevant parts of the Act and the regulations made under it;

    • (d) ship handling, including the related characteristics of a ship and the principles of hydrodynamics;

    • (e) the practical use of all shipboard navigational instruments;

    • (f) the duties, responsibilities and obligations of a pilot; and

    • (g) the relevant customs, port, immigration and pollution regulations.

  • (2) If an applicant intends to perform pilotage duties in an area other than the Port of Churchill, Manitoba, the examination shall also relate to the applicant’s knowledge of the Seaway Property Regulations.

  • (3) If an applicant intends to perform pilotage duties in the Port of Churchill, Manitoba, the examination shall also relate to the applicant’s knowledge of the Collision Regulations and any regulations respecting the Port of Churchill made under any law of Canada.

  • SOR/2011-136, s. 7
 
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