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The program, Certified Tidal Angling Guide (TAG) – a provincial certification issued by the Industry Training Authority, was developed over the course of nearly 4 years in collaboration with numerous stakeholders and organizations including:
• SFI, Experienced guides and Guide Associations
• go2 - the resource for people in tourism and the Industry Training Authority (ITA)
• Fisheries and Oceans Canada
• Transport Canada
• BC Ministry of Environment
• BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation
• First Nations representatives
• Lodge owners
• Independent anglers
The CTAG program establishes best practices and standards for saltwater guides in BC ensuring the highest level of customer service and safety standards in North America.
Experienced guides need only to provide evidence of 750 hours guiding experience and verification of all Transport Canada required courses and will then be eligible to challenge the certification.
In addition to satisfying all regulatory requirements, the SFI CTAG membership program, available only to TAG certified guides, provides a unique and powerful way to promote your business and a distinct and world-class recreational fishery in BC. Benefits to CTAG members are listed in the member benefits section of this site.
CTAG Challenge Application for Experienced Guides
Untrained or beginning guides: Check the following links to find Transport Canada approved training providers in your area: First Aid Training and Transport Canada Approved Training Providers.
TAG Application Instructions – How to Apply
TAG Application Form
TAG Certified Tax Credit Application (Ministry of Finance link here for additional information)
SFI CTAG Backgrounder
Transport Canada - Small Vessel Compliance Program
SFI Membership Brochure – SFI CTAG and SFI benefits
SFI CTAG Membership Enrollment Form
Medical and Dental Benefits - SFI partner ICBA
SFI CTAG Liability Insurance - Coast Underwriters