Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Northern Ontario

Site: Ottawa - Mailing Address

Service: Canadian Firearms Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Telephone Scam 
The RCMP is warning of fraudulent telephone calls in which the callers identify themselves as a Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) employee calling to collect a firearms licence renewal fee. The caller tells the victim they must pay immediately. In some cases, "RCMP" appears on the victim's call display. 
Please be advised the CFP contacts individuals by telephone to confirm a variety of information regarding licences, applications and authorizations. 
If you are in doubt that you are speaking to a real CFP employee, do not provide any information and hang up. 
You can contact the CFP at 1-800-731-4000 to confirm the legitimacy of the call. 
You may also wish to contact your local police, or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: at 1-888-495-8501.
Description (Service) Authorizes the possession and registration of firearms and the obtaining of ammunition through a firearms licensing program
Canadian Firearms Safety Course 
  • Provides training to firearms owners and users 
  • Mandatory in order to use or possess a firearm or ammunition
Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) 
  • Allows adults to possess and acquire firearms and ammunition
Minors' Licence 
  • Allows young people to borrow a non-restricted rifle or shotgun for hunting or target shooting
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) 
  • Individuals must have passed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course 
  • Must be renewed every five years
Minors' Licence 
  • Individuals aged 12 to 17
Application To find the nearest licensing organization, call the toll-free number
Languages English ; French
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-800-731-4000
Fax 613-825-0297
Located In Community Ottawa (City of)
Address Ottawa, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canadian Firearms Program, Canada Firearms Centre 
Ottawa, ON K1A 0R2
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Fees