Replica firearms: except for replicas of antique firearms, are prohibited and cannot be brought into Canada. Replica firearms are devices that look exactly or almost exactly like a real firearm but that cannot discharge a projectile or that can only discharge harmless projectiles. As a rule, to be prohibited, a device must closely resemble an existing make and model of firearm, not just a generic firearm. Many of these devices have to be assessed case by case.
Licensing and Registration Requirements for "LIVE" Blanked Firearms:
For Firearms Borrowed (rented) in Canada:
You do not need a license if you remain under the direct and immediate supervision of a Canadian licensed Gun Handler.
Please note, a confirmed Non-Resident Firearms Declaration does not permit you to borrow firearms in Canada.
A temporary borrowing license will only allow you to borrow non-restricted firearms, and only for the following purposes: using firearms for movie, television, video or theatrical productions or publishing activities.
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License Requirements for Employees
If Parliament approves the proposed amendment:
The Firearms Act bans handguns with a barrel length of 105 mm or less, as well as 25 and 32 caliber handguns, except for certain handguns used in competitions governed by the rules of the International Shooting Union (ISU).
The proposed amendment would grandfather those prohibited handguns that were in your inventory and reported to the Registrar on or before February 14, 1995. This would:
To be grandfathered, an individual must have owned at least one prohibited handgun that was registered in Canada, in their name, on February 14, 1995, and have continuously owned such a handgun since December 1, 1998.
Extension Of Amnesty
The amnesty has been extended until December 31, 2000 to give businesses and individuals more time to dispose of unregistered restricted firearms as well as prohibited handguns that they are not eligible to possess.
Amnesty Terms for Unregistered Restricted Firearms
Licensed businesses that were not required to have a business permit under the former law can either turn in unregistered restricted firearms or they have the additional option of registering the firearms by January 1, 2001.
Amnesty Terms for Prohibited Handguns
If you have prohibited handguns in your inventory, your options depend on when your business reported the handguns to the Registrar.
Dealers' Handguns Reported On or Before February 14, 1995
If Parliament approves the proposed changes to the Firearms Act, these handguns would become grandfathered and you would have more options for selling them. In the meantime, your options are to: