Not certain what the Cdn govt requires to have a Canadian Registration
issued but there are several countries of British roots around that require a surveyor
approved by Bureau Veritas to come out and 'measure' the vessel and search the documented owners before allowing the vessel to be 'registered' by that country.
Most countries, as far as I know, only allow a vessel to be 'registered' or 'documented' in one country at a time. For example, I once had to 'undocument' an American USCG documented boat prior to 'registering' the same vessel in the Cayman Islands
for the owner. A special surveyor licensed by Bureau Veritas had to be flown in to perform the survey
measurement which not only included a number of volume measurements but also the number and size of cannon the ship could carry. Interesting info but not certain how pertinent it is today.
I'm not certain but I don't believe a state registration
must be removed before you apply for a Canadian registration which is similar to a National USCG documentation
in the US. Canada is unique in that there is a Central Registry that documents owners and liens on boats and motor
vehicles but I belive that the registries are handled by the provinces. It makes sense that Canada might require a Bureau Veritas licensed surveyor but not sure of that. Perhaps someone who lives north of the 48 can share what is happening up there now. Interesting issue... Capt Phil