Can you apply for a PAL online?

To access Canadian Firearms Program services for individuals online you must complete a one-time sign up by registering for a GCKey or Sign-in Partner Services account.

What is required to get a PAL?

Applicants for a PAL must be 18 years of age or older. There is no requirement of citizenship or residency (although different forms, and slightly different requirements apply). (This particular case can become an endorsement on a PAL.) For non-restricted firearms, separate authorization to transport is not required.

How long does it take to get a PAL?

16. How long does it take to get my PAL licence? It takes a minimum of 2-3 months to obtain your firearms licence.

How long does it take to get your PAL in BC?

The RCMP Firearms Program reports an average wait time of 45 days for PAL applications to process. There is a 28 day mandatory waiting period included in that timeframe. If you are waiting for a registration of a firearm it can take 30 days.

Does a PAL expire?

Your PAL is good for 5 years once issued but as mentioned, Call in if you move!. 1-800-731-4000. For all the quick information please visit This is the official website. RCMP 5614 / CAFC 979 is the form you need for a NOT YET expired PAL/RPAL.

Is the PAL course hard?

Is the Gun Safety Course Hard? Not really, no. The course was designed to take someone who has no experience with firearms whatsoever, and get them to a place where they know how to be safe with all firearms they would be licensed to have, and understand the Canadian gun laws and regulations.

How much does it cost to get your PAL in Ontario?

The fee for a PAL is $60 for non-restricted, $80 for restricted or prohibited (grandfathered or inherited prohibited firearms). If an applicant is wishing to have multiple endorsements on their license, the maximum fee is $80. Currently, the same costs apply for renewing both license classification types.

Can I carry a rifle in Canada?

All gun owners have to be licensed, and all handguns and most semiautomatic weapons have to be registered. Handguns can’t be carried out of the home, either concealed or openly, except with a specific license, which is usually only given to people who need guns for work. Guns have to be kept locked and unloaded.

How to renew your pal firearms licences BC?

Even though we always recommend that students renew their PAL online we want to make it easy for people to find the required forms. If your licence is still valid and you want to renew it by mailing the RCMP a form using Form RCMP 5614 / CAFC 979 Application for Renewal of a Firearms Licence for an Individual

When do I need to apply for a PAL renewal?

RCMP 5592. Use this form if you do not have a licence, if your licence has expired, or for a PAL for a different class of firearm. If your licence expired on or after November 30, 2017, you are eligible for a six-month extension period in renewing your licence.

How long does it take to get a PAL in Canada?

There is a minimum 28-day waiting period for all applicants who do not presently hold a valid firearms licence. A PAL is valid for a period of five (5) years. Safety Training If you are applying for a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) for non-restricted firearms, you must have passed the test for the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC).

What kind of course is required for PAL in Canada?

This is the course required for your Canadian Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL). Canadian Firearms Safety Course Non-Restricted Only – CFSC – Canadian Firearms Safety Course.