Business Web Services

Notice: Handgun Regulatory Changes

On October 21, 2022, the Government of Canada brought into force amendments to Firearms Regulations, impacting the transfer and transportation of handguns in Canada. These amendments affect handgun transfer applications submitted via Business Web Services.

A Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) will only be able to authorize the transfer of a handgun to an individual if that individual meets the criteria of acceptable exemptions.

When you sign in to the link below, you can:

  • register firearms;
  • transfer registered firearms;
  • verify a buyer's licence for an non-restricted firearms transfer;
  • get copies of registration certificate reports;
  • access your firearm inventory information; and
  • consult the Firearms Reference Table (FRT).

Sign in to access Business Web Services (BWS)

To access Canadian Firearms Program services for businesses online you must complete a one-time sign up:

  • Step 1: register for a GCKey account.
  • Step 2: sign up for Business Web Services through a personalized RCMP account.


Each employee at your business using Business Web Services must have their own account for your services to be secure.

Once completed you will log into Business Web Services through two levels of security:

  • Step 1: log in to the Government of Canada GCKey website.
  • Step 2: log in to Business Web Services using the business licence number and Business Identification Number (BIN).

Important notice

Government of Canada defers implementation of the Firearms Marking Regulations.

The requirements of the Firearms Marking Regulations are deferred to December 1, 2023.

For more information, see the Regulations Amending the Firearms Marking Regulations in the Canada Gazette.

Update your employee information

Businesses must inform the Canadian Firearms Program of any changes to employees listed on their business firearms licence.

Adding or removing employees

To give an employee access or remove access to Business Web Services, please ensure they are updated to the business licence by having the owner, partner, director or someone indicated by the business as a person in a prescribed relationship, contact the office of the Chief Firearms Officer for your province or territory.

Please note the browser and system requirements and how we keep your data safe.

Contact the Canadian Firearms Program:

  • if you have questions or cannot access the on-line tools
  • to report technical difficulties with the online service

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