March 1st Website Maintenance

Please be advised that due to scheduled maintenance, the CPS-ECP website will be working at a reduced functionality as on the 1st of March 2021. Users will be unable to perform Membership application or renewals, class enrollments and purchase items from the online store during this time.

Please contact if you need assistance.

Virtual Classrooms Available - Face to face classes suspended until further notice

We are taking measures to ensure the health and safety of all our volunteers, students and staff of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons. We are suspending all face to face activities, classes, squadron and district meetings. Online courses are still available. Our employees are available to help you.

We recommend that you practice physical distancing with rigour to help flatten the curve so we can all resume our daily activities.

Wash your hands often. Sneeze into a tissue or the inside of your elbow. If you have any flu-like symptoms, stay home. If they get worse, seek medical help.


Get Your Official Canadian Boating Licence today!

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Get it online now, or register for a class near you — it’s good for life!

  • The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) is good for life
  • The CPS-ECP PCOC has no annual fees
  • The CPS-ECP PCOC is the only Canadian PCOC that is NASBLA approved — and valid in the United States of America

      Need Replacement Cards?

      CPS-ECP members save on replacement cards.

      You can order replacement Pleasure Craft Operator Card or Restricted Operator Certificate cards online or by phone and mail. Canadian Power and Sail will replace any Boaters Card, as long as they are in our directory.

      Other Featured Boating Courses

      Does everyone on board know how to call for help?

      VHF Marine Radio Course

      To operate a Marine Radio, it is required by law to have the Restricted Operator Certificate

      Learn more

      Navigate knowing your exact location at all times

      Electronic Marine Navigation

      Learn to navigate using GPS and paper charts as well as electronic charting devices.

      Learn more

      More than your Boating Licence

      Beyond Boating Basics

      The PCOC makes sure you have immediate navigation and safety skills but it’s just the beginning of what you should know when you get on a boat.

      Learn more


      Online Course Catalog

      Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons is recognized as the foremost educational boating authority in Canada.

      Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons offers a variety of online and classroom based Boating and Navigation courses across Canada.

      Take a boating course to improve your boating safety knowledge, as well as vessel handling and navigation skills.

      Member Benefits

      Membership in Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons means that you are part of a community of passionate boaters who are committed to safety, boating education and having fun on the water. Member benefits include:

      • Save on your group home, auto and boat insurance
      • Save on boating equipment from premier manufacturers
      • Marine assistance, Magazines and More!

      Help Protect our Waterways and be Boat Blue

      Boat Blue with CPS-ECP

      As boaters, paddlers, swimmers, surfers – however we choose to get out and enjoy our waterways, we have a responsibility and an active role to play in taking care of them for the future.

      Learn How To Boat Blue

      Marine Mammal Regulations in Canada

      It is the responsibility of all boat owners and operators to ensure the safety and protection of all wildlife including, but not limited to, whales.

      Click here for the full Regulations

      Free Guides

      It’s very easy to become overwhelmed by the environmental problems that we face on waterways globally, but the best thing to do is just start by being part of the solution – one step at a time.

      Download our Guides


      CPS-ECP Events

      We offer a range of events and services nationally — explore and participate in events near you.

      • Squadron and National Events
      • Operation Life Jacket
      • Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Days