Any of the licences listed above will allow you to possess a firearm and obtain ammunition in Canada. Only the Possession and Acquisition Licence will allow you to acquire or permanently import a firearm.

In order to acquire a Possession Acquisition Firearms Licence you must successfully complete a Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Test. Upon the completion of the CFSC (Non-Restricted Course & Test) you then have the option to complete the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course and Test.

Without a Possession Acquisition Firearms Licence, an individual will not be able to purchase ammunition.

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course and/or Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course are a basic firearms safety course. It is designed to give the student overall background information about safe firearms handling and familiarity with the laws and procedures regarding firearms ownership in Canada.