The Government of Canada is investigating a possible ransomware attack incident on a private company that provides services to some federal departments and agencies, including the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program (CFP). At this time, there is no indication that there has been unauthorized disclosure of any personal information of CFP clients.
In accordance with the Firearms Act, the Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) oversees firearms licences and registration, maintains national firearm safety training standards, assists law enforcement agencies and aims to enhance public safety. Firearms in Canada continue to be regulated by the Firearms Act and Part III of the Criminal Code.
Information about requirements for firearms licences, including exceptions in certain circumstances, for individuals and businesses
Information about importing and exporting firearms, and ammunition
Information about types of firearms and firearm registration requirements for restricted and prohibited firearms
Information about the requirements for buying, selling and transferring firearms
Information about firearms safety training and safe practices for storing, transporting and displaying firearms
Information for executors of estates and heirs of firearms
Shooting clubs and ranges – Information about design guidelines and sound requirements
Firearms in Canada fall into three different classes: non-restricted, restricted, and prohibited
- On February 16, 2021, the Government of Canada announced further firearms-related measures. Get more information on the measures announced.
- On May 1, 2020, the Government of Canada reclassified certain firearms and devices as prohibited. Get more information on the prohibition
- Epost Connect pilot project
- Due to COVID-19 Canada Post has implemented new requirements for shipping firearms
- Changes to our services fees effective March 31, 2021
- Firearms suppressors (silencers) are prohibited in Canada
- Make sure your address is up to date
- What you need to know about Bill C-71
- Government of Canada defers implementation of the Firearms Marking Regulations to December 1, 2023
- Regulations amending the Firearms Marking Regulations
- Government of Canada grants six-month extension for expiring licences
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