This bulletin informs you of changes to the processing of applications for a Canadian Endorsement for foreign seafarers.
This bulletin applies to:
Any foreign seafarer who holds a valid STCW certificate with which Canada has a signed reciprocal arrangement to recognize STCW certificates, and
Authorized representatives of Canadian flagged vessels.
What you need to know
A number of updates have been made to Forms 82-0786 and 82-0787. Authorized representatives of Canadian registered vessels who are sponsoring a seafarer to obtain a Canadian endorsement should fully review these updated documents.
Significant changes to the forms include:
A candidate’s knowledge of Canadian maritime laws must be demonstrated through on-board vessel familiarization, and
An additional option is available for a candidate to demonstrate language proficiency.
You are advised to download the latest copy of the documents from the Transport Canada Forms Catalogue:
Declaration of the Authorized Representative form (82-0787)