Young people under 16 years of age may not operate boats with certain sized motors unless they are directly supervised by a person who is 16 years of age or older. Both must be able to show proof of operator competency.
Young people under 16 years of age must not operate a personal watercraft (PWC) under any circumstances.
List of Age/Horsepower Restrictions:
|Under 12 with no direct supervision
|May operate a boat with up to 7.5kW (10hp)
|12 to 16 with no direct supervision
|May operate a boat with up to 30kW (40hp)
|Under 16 regardless of supervision
|May not operate a PWC
|16 or older
|No horsepower restrictions
Restrictions do not currently apply to Nunavut or the Northwest Territories