Firearms - Authorization to Carry Restricted Firearms and Certain Handguns (ATC)
The Firearms Act regulates the issuance of an Authorization to Carry (ATC) where there is a demonstrated need to carry handguns for the protection of life, lawful profession or occupation.
To obtain an Authorization to Carry (ATC), individuals must meet specific eligibility criteria, as set out in the Firearms Act (Canada). For information on ATC eligibility, please consult the Firearms Act.
For additional information concerning ATCs, please contact the Firearms Office. Completed applications including the appropriate fee should be submitted directly to the Firearms Office.