Firearms - Possession Only Licences for Minors
It is necessary to have a valid firearms licence in order to possess or borrow a firearm or ammunition.
As a general rule, the following requirements must be met to be eligible for a minor's licence:
- The applicant must be at least 12 years old and under 18 years old. They must complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and pass the tests before they apply for a licence.
- A firearms officer will interview the applicant or their parent/guardian, who must first agree and consent to the conditions under which the minor may use firearms, before a minor's licence will be issued.
For eligibility criteria for aboriginal minors and those who need to hunt & trap for sustenance purposes, please contact the Firearms Office directly.
A minor's licence permits the borrowing of non-restricted firearms (ordinary rifles and shotguns) for the following activities:
- target practice
- organized shooting competitions
- being instructed in the use of firearms
A minor's licence also permits the acquisition of ammunition.
For additional information and/or applications for a Possession Only Licence for Minors please contact the Provincial Firearms Office.