The Canadian Coast Guard


As a Special Operating Agency of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard helps DFO meet its responsibility to ensure safe and accessible waterways for Canadians. The CCG also plays a key role in ensuring the sustainable use and development of Canada’s oceans and waterways.

Canadians expect the federal government to:

  • protect the marine environment
  • support economic growth
  • ensure public safety on the water
  • ensure Canada’s sovereignty and security by establishing a strong federal presence in our waters

The Canadian Coast Guard helps the government meet the public’s expectation of clean, safe, secure, healthy and productive waters and coastlines.

General Coast Guard inquiries