Important Notices

Copyright/Permission to Reproduce

Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada.

The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.

Non-commercial Reproduction

Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada . We ask only that:

  • Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced;
  • Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada be identified as the source department; and,
  • The reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made, in affiliation with or with the endorsement of Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada

Commercial Reproduction

Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the Government of Canada’s copyright administrator, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). Through the permission granting process, PWGSC helps ensure individuals/organizations wishing to reproduce Government of Canada materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes please contact:

Link Policy

Links from the GLPA Web site are related to the mandate and objectives of the GLPA site as a source of business information for Canadians or businesses operating in Canada. In general, the GLPA may provide links to the following:

  • Canadian government sites providing business-related information, programs and services;
  • commercial business databases, including company directories, available free of charge;
  • Internet/Web search engines and directories.
  • Links to Commercial Organizations

We generally do not provide links to commercial sites. Under some circumstances, the GLPA will provide links to a commercial organization to provide clients with free information or services useful to a business, where such information is not available from non-commercial sites. The decision will be at the discretion of the GLPA administration.

Request for a Link from the GLPA Site

To request a link to be placed on the GLPA Web site, please contact the GLPA Administration by E-mail.

In your contact message, please explain how the proposed link relates to this policy and contributes to the objective and enhancement of the GLPA. Ensure that a return contact name and E-mail address are included. If a proposed link meets the criteria stated in this policy, it may still be declined at the discretion of the GLPA Administration. If a link is approved, the administrators of the target site will be informed and the link established.

A reciprocal link back to the GLPA Web site is encouraged.

Guidelines when Linking to the GLPA Site

Webmasters are recommended to follow these steps when establishing external links from your Web site to the GLPA Web site:

  • in addition to linking to specific pages within the GLPA site, also provide a link to the GLPA homepage(;
  • periodically check the integrity of the links to the GLPA documents;
  • GLPA discourages the use of frames.

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Privacy Notice

The Government of Canada and Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada are committed to providing visitors with web sites that respect their privacy. This page summarizes the privacy policy and practices on Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada Web sites:

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada Web sites do not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an e-mail or registering in a secure portion of the site.

All personal information created, held or collected by this department is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that at any point of collection you will be asked for consent to collect your information, and you will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information.

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our Web site, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada does not normally use “cookies” to track how our visitors use this site or to determine sites previously visited. The system will notify you before any cookies are used so that you may refuse them. (A “cookie” is a file that may be placed on your hard drive without your knowledge by a Web site to allow it to monitor your use of the site.)
Information on individual visitors is used by Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada employees who need to know the information in order to respond to your request or to ensure the security of this system. We only share the information you give us with another government department if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside the federal government.

Questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act in Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada may be directed to the Privacy Coordinator by E-mail or by calling (613) 933-2991 or writing to:

    Mr. Stéphane Bissonnette
    Great Lakes Pilotage Authority
    202 Pitt Street, 2nd Floor
    P.O. Box 95
    Cornwall, Ontario
    K6H 5R9
    Phone: (613) 933-2291
    Facsimile :(613) 932-3793

If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

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Official Languages

The Great Lakes Pilotage Authority Canada are bound by the Official Languages Act and relevant Treasury Board policies. All federal programs, services and regulations are available in both French and English. However, users should be aware that some information from external sources is available only in the language in which it was provided.

Our Work What we Do

1. Safe Pilotage

We operate and manage the safe pilotage of sea vessels through the Great Lakes waterways. Along with our partners, we ensure safe passage to all sea vessels navigating through the Great Lakes system of lakes and locks.

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2. Tariffs

We fix pilotage tariffs at a level that permits us to operate on a self-sustaining financial basis that we believe are fair and reasonable to our customers.

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3. Pilotage Certification

As a regulatory agency responsible for navigation in the Great Lakes region, we administer and monitor a certification system to provide reasonable reassurance the safe passage of ships in the region.

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