You are required to carry proof of competency - most commonly a PCOC (Please Craft Operators Certificate)
Always wear your Transport Canada Approved Life Jacket or Personal Flotation Device(PFD)
Follow the Safe Boating Guide Equipment guidelines for your length of boat.
Check all the safety equipment on board your boat before heading out on the water.
Always check the weather forecast and continue to monitor conditions.
Make sure your boating partner knows how to operate the boat and the radio in case of an emergency. It could save your life.
Make sure that someone on shore knows where you are going and when you expect to return.
Carry your cell phone.