I have a document from the department that deals with this issue, it is I'm afraid on my boat in Florida
, I am in BC.
If I remember when next there in Nov. I will post a copy on line in this newsgroup and hopefully it will be referred to as needed. The document isd on official letterhead and states very clearly the requirements for annual cruising licences.
It is not something a person can access directly from the source but came through another source and is public knowledge.
I believe everything I have posted on this topic complies with that document