Get Your Firearms License - Hunter Support

 


The Hunter Support Program delivered by the Renewable Resources, Environment, Lands and Parks Department of the Kativik Regional Government organizes firearms safety courses in the communities.


Why you need a firearms license

The firearms possession and acquisition licence enables you to acquire non-restricted firearms and ammunition from authorized sellers.

To learn more basic firearms safety tips, visit the page Gun Safety Awareness.

To apply for a firearms possession and acquisition licence, you must first successfully complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course. The course also provides tips that can contribute to the safety of those living around you.


How to register for the Canadian Firearms Safety Course

If you are interested in taking the course and obtaining a firearms possession and acquisition licence, visit your local hunter support program to register. Once enough participants are registered in a community, the local hunter support program informs the Kativik Regional Government, which then organizes a course as soon as possible.


Canadian Firearms Safety Course

There are currently seven firearms safety instructors affiliated with the Renewable Resources, Environment, Lands and Parks Department of the Kativik Regional Government. Their goal is to visit each community twice a year to deliver the Canadian Firearms Safety Course. Sécurité Nature (the Québec federation of hunters and anglers) supplies the necessary course materials.

The Course takes two days to complete. On the first day, participants receive instruction on firearms safety. On the second day, they must complete both a theoretical exam and a practical exam. The overall passing grade for the Canadian Firearms Safety Course is 80%.


Canadian Firearms Safety Course certificate

Participants who successfully pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Course will receive a certificate from Sécurité Nature within three weeks. The certificate does not have to be renewed.

 

How to obtain a firearms possession and acquisition licence

After you receive your Canadian Firearms Safety Course certificate, visit your local hunter support program and complete the application form for a possession and acquisition licence. The licence program is managed by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

 


Renewing a firearms possession and acquisition licence

Each possession and acquisition licence is valid for five years. The licence must be renewed before it expires. To renew a firearms possession and acquisition licence, visit:


Become an instructor

If you are interested in becoming a Canadian Firearms Safety Course instructor, contact the local hunter support program in Inukjuak by telephone at 819-254-8836.