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Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-03-04. Previous Versions

PART 1Certification (continued)

Other Conditions Applicable to Certificates and Endorsements

  •  (1) A certificate of competency or an endorsement required under these Regulations shall

    • (a) if it is issued after the day on which this section comes into force, be issued under this Part;

    • (b) if it was issued on or after July 30, 1997 but before the day on which this section comes into force, have been issued under the Marine Certification Regulations; or

    • (c) if it was issued before July 30, 1997, have been issued under one of the following Regulations:

      • (i) the Certification of Able Seamen Regulations,

      • (ii) the Certification of Lifeboat Men Regulations,

      • (iii) the Certification of Ships’ Cooks Regulations,

      • (iv) the Marine Engineer Examination Regulations, or

      • (v) the Masters and Mates Examination Regulations.

  • (2) In addition to meeting the requirements of subsection (1), a certificate of competency shall be endorsed as meeting the requirements of the STCW Convention, except if the certificate is

    • (a) valid only on a fishing vessel, a high-speed craft, a passenger submersible craft, an air cushion vessel or a mobile offshore unit;

    • (b) valid only for a limited, contiguous waters voyage, a near coastal voyage, Class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage;

    • (c) a master, inland waters certificate (CIW) issued before September 1, 1977;

    • (d) a master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, home trade voyage certificate (CHT 350) issued before September 1, 1977;

    • (e) a master, ship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage, or tug, inland waters voyage certificate (CIW 350) issued before September 1, 1977;

    • (f) a certificate of service as master of a steamship of not more than 350 tons, gross tonnage;

    • (g) a first mate, inland waters certificate (1MIW) issued on or after March 23, 1966 but before September 1, 1976;

    • (h) a second mate, inland waters certificate (2MIW) issued on or after March 23, 1966 but before September 1, 1975;

    • (i) a certificate of service as master of a ship of not more than 1 600 tons, gross tonnage;

    • (j) a compass adjuster certificate;

    • (k) a certificate as supervisor of an oil, chemical or liquefied gas transfer operation;

    • (l) a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate;

    • (m) a Master, Limited certificate or Chief Mate, Limited certificate;

    • (n) a Ship’s Cook certificate; or

    • (o) a Restricted Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats certificate.

  • (3) The rights resulting from a certificate for use at sea and, as the case may be, from an endorsement to that certificate are subject to any limitations written on them and in the most recent medical certificate issued to the holder of the certificate.

Fees for Examinations and Documents

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), an applicant shall pay the fee set out in column 2 of the table to this subsection for an examination set out in column 1.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    ExaminationFee ($)
    1Oral examination or practical examination taken for the purpose of obtaining a limited or restricted certificate27.50
    2Oral examination or practical examination taken for the purpose of obtaining a certificate other than a limited or restricted certificate55.00
    3Simulator-based examination55.00
    4Written examination27.50
  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of any examination taken for the purpose of obtaining one of the following certificates:

    • (a) a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate;

    • (b) a High-Speed Craft (HSC) Type Rating certificate;

    • (c) an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating certificate;

    • (d) an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I certificate; and

    • (e) an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II certificate.

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), an applicant shall pay the fee set out in column 2 of the table to this subsection for a document or an endorsement set out in column 1.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2
    ItemDocument or EndorsementFee ($)
    1Replacement of a certificate or an endorsement except for a certificate or an endorsement lost owing to shipwreck27.50
    2Issuance of a certificate or an endorsement not requiring examination other than a medical examination27.50
    3Issuance of a record of qualifications and examinations for a certificate or an endorsement20.00
    4Certificate cover20.00
    5Issuance of an identity card20.00
    6Replacement of a record of sea service90.00 for each period of five consecutive years, or part thereof, of each record searched
  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the issuance or replacement of the following:

    • (a) a Small Vessel Machinery Operator certificate;

    • (b) a Ballast Control Operator certificate;

    • (c) a Passenger Safety Management certificate or endorsement;

    • (d) a High-Speed Craft (HSC) Type Rating certificate;

    • (e) an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Type Rating certificate;

    • (f) an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class I certificate;

    • (g) an Air Cushion Vehicle (ACV) Engineer, Class II certificate;

    • (h) any sailing vessel endorsement; and

    • (i) a passenger submersible craft endorsement.

  • (3) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a medical certificate.

  • SOR/2019-66, s. 1

Masters and Mates

Master Mariner

  •  (1) An applicant for a Master Mariner certificate shall meet the requirements set out in column 1 of the table to this subsection and the corresponding specifications set out in column 2.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn 1Column 2
    RequirementsSpecifications
    1Hold a certificate
    • (a) Master, Near Coastal;

    • (b) Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal;

    • (c) Chief Mate;

    • (d) Watchkeeping Mate; or

    • (e) Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal.

    2ExperienceThe sea service set out in subsection (2).
    3Certificates to be provided to the examiner
    • (a) MED with respect to STCW basic safety;

    • (b) MED training with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;

    • (c) MED in advanced fire fighting;

    • (d) MED for senior officers;

    • (e) Restricted Operator’s Certificate (ROC-MC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act;

    • (f) SEN Level II;

    • (g) electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS); and

    • (h) marine advanced first aid.

    4Pass examinations
    • (a) Communications, level 1;

    • (b) communications, level 2;

    • (c) celestial navigation, level 2;

    • (d) navigation systems and instruments;

    • (e) deviascope;

    • (f) navigation safety, level 2;

    • (g) meteorology, level 2;

    • (h) ship management, level 3;

    • (i) ship management, level 4;

    • (j) ship construction and stability, level 4;

    • (k) ship construction and stability, level 5;

    • (l) cargo, level 3;

    • (m) engineering knowledge, level 2;

    • (n) SIM II, after obtaining the certificate referred to in paragraph 3(f); and

    • (o) oral examination on general seamanship, after meeting the other requirements of this table.

  • (2) After obtaining a Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal certificate, Watchkeeping Mate certificate or Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal certificate, an applicant for a Master Mariner certificate shall acquire the following sea service on board one or more vessels of at least 500 gross tonnage while the vessels are engaged on unlimited voyages or on near coastal voyages, Class 1, which sea service shall include at least 12 months on voyages outside the Great Lakes Basin and where the distance between extreme ports called at during those voyages is more than 500 nautical miles:

    • (a) at least 36 months as officer in charge of the deck watch;

    • (b) at least 24 months as officer in charge of the deck watch if they have served at least 12 months as master or chief mate; or

    • (c) an equivalent prorated combination of the requirements set out in paragraphs (a) and (b).

 
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