In Canada, EVERY PERSON who owns or acquires a firearm MUST have a firearms licence, whether for a non-restricted firearm, a restricted firearm, or a prohibited firearm. A firearms licence is also required to obtain ammunition.
Applying for a firearms licence
Information about the Canadian Firearms Safety Course as well as how to apply for a firearms licence is available on the RCMP’s Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) website (www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/), at the Chief Firearms Officers regional offices, or by calling 1 800 731‑4000.
Renewal of a Firearms Licence
Firearms licences are generally valid for a period of five years. It is very important that licence holders inform the CFP of any change of address in order that renewal notices and other information be sent to the right location.