Changes to service fees

The following Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) service fees are being adjusted to reflect inflation. The annual rate of inflation is determined by the All-items Consumer Price Index published by Statistics Canada.

These changes take effect on March 31, 2020.

The table below captures the fees that will be changing as of March 31, 2020. Fees not listed in this table will not change at this time.

CFP fees that will change on March 31, 2020
Service name Licenced activity
(per the Firearms Fees Regulations (FFR))
Current fee New fee as of March 31, 2020
Firearms licences for individuals

Fees for licences - individuals upgrading from Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) to Restricted Possession and Acquisition Licence (RPAL)


Note: fee for upgrades is set by FFR as 50% of the higher fee

$40.00 $40.88

Possession and acquisition licence for firearms:

  • a) non-restricted firearms (PAL)
$60.00 $61.32

Possession and acquisition licence for firearms:

  • b) restricted firearms (RPAL)
$80.00 $81.76

Firearms Business Licences

Taking in pawn $250.00 $255.50

Retail sale of firearms:

  • b) selling 50 or more non-restricted firearms
$250.00 $255.50

Supplying to, or possessing for the purposes of, motion picture, video, television or theatrical productions, or publishing activities, other than activities referred to in item 14:

  • a) firearms (other than prohibited firearms referred to in paragraph (b), prohibited weapons and prohibited devices including replica firearms
$250.00 $255.50

Retail sale of firearms:

  • c) selling fewer than 50 firearms, including at least 1 restricted firearm or prohibited firearm
$325.00 $332.15

Retail sale of firearms:

  • d) selling 50 or more firearms, including at least 1 restricted firearm or prohibited firearm
$450.00 $459.90

Retail sale of firearms:

  • b) wholesale sale and manufacturing
$625.00 $638.75

Wholesale sale of firearms

$950.00 $970.90

Manufacture, processing or assembly, other than any activity referred to in item 14:

  • a) of firearms
$1,075.00 $1,098.65

Supplying to, or possessing for the purposes of, motion picture, video, television or theatrical productions, or publishing activities, other than activities referred to in item 14:

  • b) prohibited firearms other than handguns under paragraph (a) of the definition prohibited firearm in subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code
$1,250.00 $1,277.50

All Canadian government departments and agencies that charge fees for services are governed by the Service Fees Act. This includes the CFP.

The Service Fees Act increases transparency, accountability and predictability regarding service fees. It helps to ensure that fees charged to Canadians by federal departments and agencies remain current and reflect the costs of delivering related services.

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