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Chief Firearms Officers

There is a Chief Firearms Officer for each Province and Territory. The Chief Firearms Officers are responsible for the decision-making and administrative work related to licences, authorizations to transport and authorizations to carry, transfers of firearms by individuals and businesses, and gun show sponsorship approvals.

This involves determining an applicant's eligibility and either issuing, refusing to issue, renewing or revoking the licence, authorization to transport, carry, transfer or sponsor. It also involves setting conditions on these documents.

The Chief Firearms Officers also designate instructors for the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course.

Contact a Chief Firearms Officer

1 800-731-4000 (for Canada and the United States)

(506) 624-6626 (for all countries outside of Canada and the United States)

Province/Territory Address
Alberta and Northwest Territories Chief Firearms Officer

701-10065 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3B1

Mailing Address:
11140 109 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5G 2T4

Fax number: 780-495-7970

British Columbia and Yukon Chief Firearms Officer
118-5477 152 Street
Surrey, BC V3S 5A5
Fax: (604) 575-1241
Manitoba and Nunavut Chief Firearms Officer
Unit 1, 1680 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0Z2
Fax: (204) 984-0670
New Brunswick Chief Firearms Officer
Department of Justice and Public Safety
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Fax: (506) 457-3521
Newfoundland and Labrador Chief Firearms Officer
Suite E120, Prince Charles Building
120 Torbay Road
St. John's, NL A1A 2G8
Fax: (709) 772-3202
Nova Scotia Chief Firearms Officer
Public Safety and Security Division
P.O. Box 7
Halifax, NS B3J 2L6
Fax: (902) 424-4308
Ontario Chief Firearms Officer
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
777 Memorial Avenue
Orillia, ON L3V 7V3
Fax: (705) 329-5623
Prince Edward Island Chief Firearms Officer
Department of Environment, Labour and Justice
161 Maypoint Road
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Fax: (902) 368-5198
Quebec Chief Firearms Officer
Sûreté du Québec
Bureau du contrôle des armes à feu et des explosifs
1701 Parthenais Street, Office 10.07
Montreal, QC H2K 3S7
Fax: (514) 496-4653 or 1-877-335-4653
Saskatchewan Chief Firearms Officer
Room 310, 1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, SK S4P 2B6
Fax: (306) 780-7400