What we are About us

The Great Lakes Pilotage Authority is a Government of Canada non-agent Crown corporation established pursuant to the Pilotage Act in order to provide economic, safe, reliable and comprehensive marine pilotage and related services in its region of responsibility.

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News Our Latest Updates

Tuesday November 17th, 2020

Notice of Proposed Pilotage Charges 2021

Monday October 26th, 2020

New Postings for Career Opportunities

Wednesday October 21st, 2020

Notice to Industry No. 4 / 2020

Monday July 27th, 2020

Notice – 2020 Annual Public Meeting

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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