Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Canada. 2015 ‘Selling, Giving or Trading Firearms.’ Canadian Firearm Program: Fact Sheets. Ottawa ON: Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 20 May
Selling, Giving or Trading Firearms
When a restricted or prohibited firearm1 is sold, given or traded to a new owner, the registration record must be updated to reflect this transfer, and a new registration certificate issued to the new owner.
The Government of Canada amended the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act to eliminate the requirement to register non-restricted firearms as of April 5, 2012.
Transfers within Canada
What firearms can be transferred
When transferring a non-restricted firearm, the transferor (a seller or giver) may contact the CFP and request confirmation of whether the transferee (a buyer or recipient), at the time of transfer, holds a licence authorizing them to acquire and possess that kind of firearm.
Restricted or prohibited firearms1 must be verified by an approved verifier if they are being transferred to a new owner and have not been previously verified. A provincial or territorial Chief Firearms Officer (CFO)2 must approve all transfers of restricted and prohibited firearms…
[CFP = Canadian Firearms Program]