Provincial Firearms Office

Nova Scotia Provincial Firearms Office

The Nova Scotia Provincial Firearms Office administers the federal Firearms Act, on behalf of the Canada Firearms Centre, part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This includes issuing firearm licenses for individuals (including minors), firearm business licenses, as well as authorizations to transport restricted and/or prohibited firearms and authorizations to carry.

Anyone who possesses a firearm in Canada must be licensed under the Firearms Act and their restricted firearms must be registered.

For more information on firearm laws and regulations, or to download application forms, visit the Canadian Firearms Centre web site at www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca. Also available on this web site are online services for the following:

  • to check the status of your application,
  • change your address,
  • register your restricted firearms, and for
  • businesses to transfer firearms.

For information regarding hunting, (hunters safety course, hunting licenses etc.) visit the web site for the provincial Department of Natural Resources .

In Nova Scotia, the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course are managed by the Nova Scotia Provincial Firearms Office.

As of March 31, 2013, the current provider of these courses, the Nova Scotia Community College, will no longer teach these courses. A new proponent, Hnatiuk’s Hunting and Fishing Ltd., has been selected to coordinate the delivery of these courses.

To register online for a firearm safety course, visit http://www.hmcgroup.ca/education/.

For more information about upcoming firearm safety training contact:

Training Administrator
Hnatiuk’s Training Division
5 Mill Village Road
Shubenacadie Nova Scotia
B0N 2H0,
hnatiukstrainingcenter@gmail.com
Toll Free: 1-855-472-0281