Canadian Firearms Program

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Record #: BAR1542 Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 Last Full Update: 21 Jan 2014
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone1-800-731-4000
Site Information
Mailing Addressc/o RCMP National Headquarters Bldg 
73 Leikin Dr 
Ottawa, ON K1A 0R2
Description and Service Details
DescriptionThis program is under the jurisdiction of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police * the Firearms Act and its supporting regulations set out the rules for possessing a firearm *  
* the Criminal Code and its supporting regulations identify the various firearms, weapons and devices regulated by the Firearms Act * The Canada Firearms Program combats the illicit movement of firearms and provides support and training to police and the criminal justice system * manages universal licensing of firearms users, a system which supports individual use of firearms for hunting and various recreational purposes * maintains national firearms safety training standards * website has information for Police/Public Agencies, Businesses, Canadian Residents, Visitors/Non-Residents
DatesYear round
Areas ServedCanada
ApplicationVisit website
LanguagesEnglish ; French
FeesLicence fees
Agency and Service Names
Former Name(s)CAFC ; Canadian Firearms Centre
Agency Information
Legal Status(40) Federal Government
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesDangerous Weapons Control ; Firearm Permits
SubjectsFirearms ; Licences