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In accordance with the Firearms Act, the Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) oversees firearms licences and registration, maintains national firearm safety training standards, assists law enforcement agencies and aims to enhance public safety. Firearms in Canada continue to be regulated by the Firearms Act and Part III of the Criminal Code.

Services and information


Information about requirements for firearms licences, including exceptions in certain circumstances, for individuals and businesses.

Importing and exporting

Information about the procedures and regulations for importing and exporting firearms, ammunition and list of licensed carriers.

Registration of firearms

Information about types of firearms and firearm registration requirements for restricted and prohibited firearms.

Buying, selling, and transferring firearms

Information about the requirements for buying, selling and transferring firearms.

Firearms safety, training, transport and storage

Information on firearms safety training and guidelines for safe practices in storing, transporting, and displaying firearms.

Executors and beneficiaries

Information for executors of estates and beneficiaries of firearms, including the legal procedures involved.

Shooting clubs and ranges

Information on design guidelines and sound requirements for shooting clubs and ranges.

Classes of firearms

Firearms in Canada fall into three different classes: non-restricted, restricted, and prohibited.

History of firearms in Canada

Information about the History of firearms in Canada.

Firearms forms and reports

Firearms forms for individuals, businesses and police and public agencies.

Contact a Chief Firearms Officer

Chief firearms officers' contact information.

Contact the Canadian Firearms Program

Information to contact the Canadian Firearms Program.

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