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Owning Firearms

Please visit the Canadian Firearms Program website for the most up to date rules and regulations regarding visiting Canada with a firearm.

To refresh your knowledge of firearms safety, please refer to the Canadian Firearms Safety Course Manual (CFSC)  

On May 30, 2022, the Government of Canada announced firearms-related measures. Get more information on the measures announced.


The Government of Canada has extended the Amnesty Order for owners of firearms that were reclassified as prohibited via Order-in-Council in May 2020. The amnesty period has been extended to October 30, 2025.

The original Amnesty Order was set to expire on October 30, 2023 and was put in place to allow gun owners to continue to possess newly-prohibited firearms until the government could establish its mandatory buyback program.

Such firearms can not be legally used, sold, imported, transferred or transported except under specific conditions. See more here.

Bill C-21 deals, among many thing, with an Exemption for athletes who train, compete or coach in Olympic Shooting Disciplines [See Section 97

Please remember, whenever you handle firearms, always follow all safety precautions.


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