The Canadian Border Service Agency Has Changed Reporting Requirements

Cindy - July 7, 2017

The reporting requirements for owner/operators of a private boat entering Canadian waters, carrying 29 people or fewer have been modified.
This was published on the Canada Border Services Agency website June 29, 2017

The reference web page is: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/pb-pp-eng.html 
Note: the web page has a lot of good information on it and is worth reviewing.

Reporting Exemptions
If you are visiting Canada, you are not required to report to the CBSA if you:

  • do not land on Canadian soil and do not anchor, moor or make contact with another conveyance while in Canadian waters, and
  • do not leave any people or goods in Canada.

If you are returning to Canada, you are not required to report to the CBSA if you:

  • did not land outside Canada and did not anchor, moor or make contact with another conveyance while outside of Canadian waters, and
  • did not embark nor disembark any people or goods while outside Canada.