Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Apply for a firearms licence

Online service interruption

This service will be unavailable for use on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 between 7 am and 7:30 am Eastern time due to maintenance. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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  1. Online
  2. By mail

Sign in to your MyCFP account

Starting July 31, 2023, you'll need to set up multi-factor authentication if you are:

  • creating an account using GCKey
  • using GCKey to sign into an existing account

Multi-factor authentication helps protect your identity and personal information when you access your account. Should you have difficulty with the new Secure Sign-In process, please visit GCKey help.


The online service is open to eligible Canadian residents.

To be eligible to apply online you must:
  • be a first-time applicant
    • a first-time applicant is someone who has never had a valid firearms licence including:
      • Minor's Licence
      • Possession and Acquisition licence (PAL)
      • Possession Only Licence (POL)
      • Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC)
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a Canadian resident
  • not be seeking a firearms licence under the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada Adaptation Regulations (Firearms)
  • not be seeking a fee waiver (including for sustenance hunters or trappers as indicated in the Firearms Act) or
  • not be seeking a photo waiver
If you are eligible and want to apply online, you must also:
  • have a valid email address
  • complete safety training requirements
  • have a digital licence photo
  • have 2 pieces of government-issued identification
  • have valid email addresses for your:
    • Two references
    • Photo guarantor
    • Current conjugal partner (if applicable)
    • Former conjugal partner (if applicable)
  • have a credit card or Visa or MasterCard debit card

Apply online now

By mail

If you are not eligible to apply online, you must complete and submit an Application for a Possession and Acquisition Licence Under the Firearms Act (for Individuals Aged 18 and Over) (form RCMP 5592) by mail.

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