Modified services due to COVID-19

Due to measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Canadian Firearms Program (CFP), like many other service providers in Canada, is currently experiencing significant impacts to its services.

As this is an evolving situation, we will continue to provide updates on our website.

Service available by phone

  • The CFP contact centre is operating with a reduced workforce
  • You may experience longer than normal wait times when calling the contact centre

New firearms licences

Our processing site is currently operating at a reduced capacity, which has resulted in a four-month delay in the processing of new applications for a firearms licence.

Firearms Safety Courses

Firearm licence expiry

  • As per the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act, since October 2017, individuals have a six-month extension period past the expiry date printed on their firearms licence card to submit a renewal application online
  • An expiring firearms licence card will automatically remain valid, with limitations, during this extension period
  • Individuals can check the status of their firearms licence application via Individual Web Services

Firearm licence renewal

  • The processing of firearms licence renewal applications submitted by mail has been significantly affected
  • We recommend submitting your application to renew your firearms licence via Individual Web Services
  • Individuals can check the status of their firearms licence application via Individual Web Services

If you are looking for statistics on the Canadian Firearms Program, please visit the latest annual report.

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