Candidates between the ages
of 12 – 17 may apply to obtain a minors licence. These individuals must attend the 8-hour Canadian Firearms Safety Training
Course and successfully complete the written and practical tests. An application form must be completed as for adults, the
fees are $10.00 per year for a maximum of three years and the candidate must have a basic interview with a firearms officer.
The application will require a declaration of purpose.
Typical purposes for which a minor
may require a minor’s licence are:
Recreational or competitive target shooting.
Hunting or pest control
A minor with a licence may participate in the
above activities without the need for a supervising licence holder to be present. A minor with licence may be in possession
(borrow) a registered rifle or shotgun, but may not “own” his/her own guns.