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Pilotage Act

Version of section 1.1 from 2020-06-04 to 2021-06-08:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this Act.


Agency means the Canadian Transportation Agency. (Office)

apprentice pilot

apprentice pilot means an individual who is training to become a licensed pilot. (apprenti-pilote)


Authority means a Pilotage Authority established by section 3. (Administration)

authorized representative

authorized representative has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. (représentant autorisé)

compulsory pilotage

compulsory pilotage means, in respect of a ship, the requirement that the ship be under the conduct of a licensed pilot or a pilotage certificate holder. (pilotage obligatoire)

compulsory pilotage area

compulsory pilotage area means an area of water in which ships are subject to compulsory pilotage. (zone de pilotage obligatoire)


licence means a licence issued by an Authority under section 22. (brevet)

licensed pilot

licensed pilot means an individual who holds a valid licence. (pilote breveté)


Minister means the Minister of Transport. (ministre)


person includes a partnership, an unincorporated organization, an association and a trust. (personne)

person in charge

person in charge means, in respect of a ship, the owner, master or authorized representative of the ship, and any individual who is or appears to be in command, control or charge of the ship or who has management of the ship, but does not include a licensed pilot, while the pilot is exercising their powers or performing their duties or functions under this Act. (responsable)


pilot means any individual who does not belong to a ship and who has the conduct of it. (pilote)

pilotage certificate

pilotage certificate means a certificate issued by an Authority under section 22. (certificat de pilotage)

pilotage certificate holder

pilotage certificate holder means the holder of a valid pilotage certificate. (titulaire d’un certificat de pilotage)

pilotage charge

pilotage charge means a charge referred to in subsection 33(1). (redevances de pilotage)

regular member of a ship’s complement

regular member of a ship’s complement means an individual who occupies a position on board a ship for the purpose of meeting the requirements of the Marine Personnel Regulations for safe manning in relation to a proper deck watch and the safe operation of the ship. (membre régulier de l’effectif du navire)


ship includes any description of vessel or boat used or designed for use in navigation, without regard to method or lack of propulsion. (navire)


Tribunal means the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada established under subsection 2(1) of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada Act. (Tribunal)

  • 2001, c. 26, s. 316
  • 2019, c. 29, s. 225

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