Restricted firearms are generally handguns, with an overall length shorter then 470 mm length. There are some select rifles that have been classified as "Restricted" by an order in council.


If your wishing to acquire a restricted firearms licence, you must take both the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course.

In general individuals may possess restricted firearms for one or more of the following reasons:


Examples of restricted firearms are:



The Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course deals with all aspects of Restricted Firearms and how the different types of firearms actions work. The course covers ammunition, legal aspects, safe and legal storage as well as transportation.


There is a written and practical exam that must be completed with passing marks of 80% minimum.


After completing the exam your paperwork will be forward to the Chief Firearms Office of Ontario in Orilla where it will be processed and duly certified and two copies will be returned to you in about four (4) to six (6) weeks. Keep on copy and store it in a safe place for the future. The other copy goes with your Firearms Licence application.


The fee for this licence is $20.00 dollars for five (5) years