PAL (Possession Acquisition Firearms Licence)

  • PAL is the only licence currently available to new applicants. It is renewable ever five years. As a general rule, applicants must have passed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course.
  • Firearms Acquisition Certificates (FAC) issued under the former law were considered to be licences. They have all expired and need to be replaced with a PAL.
  • If your firearms licence is about to expire, renew it online today. If your licence expired on or after November 30, 2017, you are eligible for a six month extension period for renewing your licence.