Non-Restricted and Restricted PALs are issued to adults aged 18-or-older. Minor’s Licenses are issued for those who are 12-17.

Those under 18 but at least 12 years old may apply for a Minor’s License which permits borrowing of Non-Restricted firearms only, for target practice, organized shooting competitions, hunting, and instruction in the use of firearms. A Minor’s License also permits the acquisition of ammunition, unless there is an age restriction under provincial or territorial law (generally stores won’t sell to minors in practice, though).

More information is available regarding firearms users younger than 18 at the RCMP’s website.

RGSL usually requires minors be accompanied by a parent also taking the Non-Restricted course – please contact us directly if this describes you. Minors should not take the Restricted course.