PAL - NON RESTICTED: Saturday, May 6, 2023
There is ONE TEXTBOOK for both courses. " Canadian Firearms Safety Course "
You can purchase the textbooks at SAVE - on - FOODS or DOWNLOAD pdf. electronically
from my website page titled : FIREARM MANUALS..
Canadian Firearms Law requires, to purchase or possess firearms or ammunition a person MUST have a Possession and Acquisition Firearms License (PAL) and MUST be a minimum age of 18 years old. This Federal license is used all across Canada..
To obtain a license for non-restricted firearms (rifles and shotguns) applicants must pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (PAL). Persons who wish to possess restricted firearms (handguns and rifles) must complete the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (R-PAL). Owning a firearm in Canada is a "privilege" and "not a right". In Canada NO ONE is exempt of having a firearms license except law enforcement or military personal currently employed and on the job.
All Firearm Owners should be aware of " Bill C71 and C21" is being FORCED through parliament - GOOGLE THIS..
" ORDER IN COUNCIL "
PAL / RPAL FIREARMS courses have NOTHING to do with HUNTING. CORE courses and HUNTING are a PROVINCIAL juristiction..... Each province has their own Fish and Wildlife laws and rules.....
COURSE REGISTRATION FEES :
Courses take place in Prince George BC ..
PAL 150.00 Non-Restricted Firearms Course - 8 hours plus written/practical exams - PAL MUST BE DONE FIRST..... 2 Exams passing grade 80% PAL - RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS
RPAL 125.00 Restricted Firearms, add-on to the Non-Restricted Firearms Course - 6 hours plus written/practical exams
2 Exams passing grade 80% RPAL - HANDGUNS AND RESTRICTED RIFLES/SHOTGUNS
HANDGUNS ARE NOW BANNED IN CANADA .. CAN NO LONGER BE PURCHASED/SOLD, TRANSFERED TO ANOTHER PERSON OR INHERITED TO OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS : Bill C21
Minimum 18 years old.
PAL's are usually set to expire on your closest birthday 5 years from issued date. You should receive a renewal notice from the Canada Firearms Centre about 3 months prior to the expiry date, as long as one has NOT moved or not notified any change of address.....
When you have passed the firearms exams you may apply to the Canadian Firearms Program for your PAL / R-PAL. The application fee for PAL is $64.54; the application fee for R-PAL upgrade is $43.03. If you apply for the R-PAL at the same time that you apply for the PAL, the combined application fee is $86.06 Effective NEW FEES as of March 31, 2023
After a lifetime criminal background check, a minimum of 28 days or more depending if there are any issues. Any questions on criminal record background issues call Canada Firearms Center 1 800 731 4000 OR Chief Firearms Office - Surrey BC 1 800 731 4000 ext. 9530
WAITING TIME FOR FIREARMS LICENCES ARE NOW 2-6 months.....
After you receive your RPAL, you apply for an Authorization to Transport (ATT) permit. The ATT will allow you to transport a restricted firearm from a specific residence address to an approved range and back to the same residence address. You must be a current member of any approved gun club in British Columbia or Yukon. ATT's are granted for 5 years.
An ATC is a permit granted to individuals that due to the circumstances of their occupations need a restricted firearm or a prohibited handgun to protect their own life or that of others. The "Authorization to Carry Restricted Firearms and Certain Handguns" Regulations specify which are lawful professions or occupations. Some of those occupations include individuals engaged working in remote wilderness areas or transporting/protecting cash.
To apply for an ATC you need to present the Chief Firearms Officer (CFO):