Skip to main content

Course Outline

The conditions for inflatable PFDs to be approved under Canada’s Small Vessel Regulations are as follows.

  • Inflatable PFDs are not approved for persons who are:
    • less than 16 years of age
    • operating or riding on PWCs
    • engaging in white-water paddling
  • Inflatable PFDs must have:
    • An undamaged inflation cartridge that is in good working condition. If not, the PFD must be worn fully inflated.
    • Compatible parts for the inflator and CO2 cylinder (see your owner’s manual). If the parts aren’t compatible, the PFD may not inflate properly.
  • Unit 2 of 6
  • Topic 1 of 9
  • Page 9 of 14