Important Message to PWS users
The Firearms Reporting Service (PWS) is unavailable every Sunday between 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. due to maintenance.
Request a Public Agency Identification Number (PAIN) if you do not have one
NOTE: If available, RCMP Secure Portal may be used to access PWS
To access the secure web site you must use a Web browser that supports SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) with 128-bit 'strong' encryption.
The secure web site is best viewed with:
Individuals can link directly to these sites to upgrade your version of browser software.
Is my information secure?
The Canadian Firearms Information System web site uses the Entrust SSL Security Solution which provides secure e-commerce on the Internet. Through its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Web certificates, the solution identifies a Web site and encrypts communications between the browser and Web server. The Entrust SSL Security Solution delivers strong Web SSL security, trusted verification of the Web site's identity and 128-bit SSL data encryption during browser to Web server transmission. This is based on the same technology as numerous internet banking sites and offers a high level of security.
Individual and business clients are further protected by PIN and BIN passwords to access their data. There are processes in place to detect hackers and prevent them from breaking into your information. In addition image verification security has been added to some areas of the web site to enhance an already secure service.
Why can't I access the online service?
Encrypted connections are accepted using TLS 1.0 only. If your encryption is invalid, errors may include "error 401 - unauthorized", “Page cannot be displayed” or “Page cannot be found”.
To update your SSL encryption, please follow these instructions: