Laurentian Pilotage Authority Regulations

Version of section 26.2 from 2008-03-11 to 2018-04-22:


 To obtain a Class D apprentice pilot permit for District No. 1 or District No. 2, an applicant shall

  • (a) successfully complete a language test given by the Authority that demonstrates that the applicant is able to carry out the duties of an apprentice effectively in English and French;

  • (b) undergo a medical examination within the 90 days before the day on which the Class D apprentice pilot permit is issued and meet the health qualifications prescribed in the General Pilotage Regulations;

  • (c) either

    • (i) provide an attestation establishing that the applicant has successfully completed, at a recognized institution in Canada, an approved cadet training program in navigation listed in the document entitled Approved Training Courses (TP 10655), published by the Department of Transport, as amended from time to time, or

    • (ii) have served as a master of a ship that is over 70 m in length or over 2 000 tons gross tonnage for at least 18 months during the 60 months before the day on which the application is made;

  • (d) be the holder of a certificate of competency not lower than master, local voyage issued under the Canada Shipping Act or Master, Near Coastal, and have served on board a ship that is over 70 m in length or over 2 000 tons gross tonnage

    • (i) as a master for at least 10 months during the 24 months before the day on which the application is made, or

    • (ii) while holding a certificate referred to in this paragraph, as a deck watch officer for at least 20 months during the 48 months before the day on which the application is made; and

  • (e) obtain a mark of at least 70% on a written test given by the Board of Examiners on general knowledge of near coastal navigation, including knowledge of ship handling, navigational instruments, chartwork, meteorology, ice navigation on the St. Lawrence River and calculation of tides.

  • SOR/2002-346, s. 12
  • SOR/2008-80, s. 7
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