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 July 20th, 2021

Board Appointment

Thursday June 24th, 2021

2021 Annual Public Meeting

Thursday June 17th, 2021

Board Vice-Chairperson Appointment

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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