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Toronto Harbour Permit Course

(Powered Vessel Operator Permit)

Toronto Harbour License Clinics | BoaterSkills.ca
Toronto Harbour License Clinics | BoaterSkills.ca
Toronto Harbour License Clinics | BoaterSkills.ca

The Harbour Permit Course and Exam is now online!

See below for details

Now Online!

The Power Vessel Operator’s Permit course (Harbour Permit) and exam is now online. Students must each have a separate device, reliable internet connection, webcam and microphone.

The practical test session is in-person at a Toronto area location and scheduled separately from your online course.  We provide the boat and a PFD for you. This is a basic test of your ability to remain in control of a powered vessel in close quarters. Duration: approximately 10 minutes.

Register or Renew your Permit?

Just received your new permit in the mail? Register it online with Ports Toronto in order to receive email reminders for annual renewals. Use the following link to renew your permit for 2022.  CLICK HERE To Register or Renew a Permit]


Courses resume May 2022. Please check here for a list of dates in the New Year.

Cost $99

NOTE: Temporary Harbour permits are issued by the examiner following successful completion of your online exam. Students must complete the practical test with us before the end of the boating season in order to renew your permit for the following season.  Questions: info@boaterskills.ca

Additional Information

Students registering for this PVOP course must be at least 14 years old and have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card or other Transport Canada accepted form of competency to operate the boat.

 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  BoaterSkills.ca is committed to excellence in serving all clients, including people with disabilities. We invite you to let us know of any accommodation you require as a result of a disability.

Practical Test Session COVID-19 Safety Protocols (test delayed until further notice)

  • Maximum 4 students on the dock per TEST session
  • COVID-19 survey completed by students before entry
  • Masks worn by everyone (including instructor)
  • Social distancing required of 6 ft/2m
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes available on site.

QUESTIONS? Please contact us before registering for the Powered Vessel Operator Course.

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905 484 BOAT (2628)

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