Laurentian Pilotage Authority Regulations

Version of section 28 from 2008-03-11 to 2018-04-22:

  •  (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
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