Answers To Common Questions about Firearms in Canada

About The Safety Class
What is taught in the class?
Where can I take the class?
How much does the class cost?
Is the class hard?
Is the class boring?
What happens if I fail?
How long does the class take?
Do I have to be able to shoot to pass?
Does the class involve shooting?
The Application Process
How much does it cost to apply for a firearms license?
Can they waive the fee?
Where can I get the application form?
I'm an immigrant, do I need to be a citizen or resident of Canada?
How old do I have to be?
What is a guarantor?
Who can be my references?
Can I take my own photo?
Can I be exempt from submitting a photo?
Exemptions to The Process
Is there an exemption for Aboriginal (Indian, Inuit, and M├ętis) people?
Is there an exemption for seniors?
I have a hunting license, do I still need a firearms license?
I already took the class before, do I have to take it again?
Can I just do the test or challenge it?
How does this relate to hunting licenses?
Do I have to submit a photograph?
License Renewals, and Expired Licenses
How often do I have to renew my firearms license?
Will they send me a notice when my firearms license is going to expire?
How much does it cost to renew a firearms license?
How do I renew my firearms license?
Can I renew my firearms license online?
Can I renew an expired firearms license?
Eligibility and Denial
How old do I have to be?
Will they deny my application?
What if I have a criminal record?
What if I'm being treated for mental illness?
Do I have to be a Citizen or Resident of Canada?
What if my ex husband, wife, or conjugal partner objects?