What are the current magazine restrictions?

From the RCMP's Special Bulletin for Business #72 (retrieved Oct 2, 2019): Maximum Permitted Magazine Capacity Special Bulletin for Businesses No. 72 Background The maximum capacity of a cartridge magazine is set out in Part 4 of the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited or Restricted.  The Regulations prescribe “prohibited devices”, and a magazine that has [...]

Can the CFSC PAL course be done online?

The Government of Canada mandates that all new shooters (or those without proof of a prior older license, such as a POL or FAC) are required to take in-person courses. Hunter Safety provincial/territorial courses can usually be taken online (they differ by province), but to get your federal gun license in Canada you must complete the 8 classroom hours for Non-Restricted licenses, and 6 further hours past that for [...]

What could prevent me from getting my PAL?

Students need to ensure their own eligibility for the PAL/RPAL before registering for a course. If a student were to come and take a course, and then send their forms in - and then be denied by the RCMP because for whatever reason it turns out that the student was ineligible all along - that situation would not be any instructor's responsibility. The student does end up ultimately responsible [...]

What if I lose my forms after the course?

Update: RGSL now recommends students take a computer scan of their Course Report before sending the original to the RCMP so they keep a copy on file. Students have occasionally been reporting that their Course Reports have been lost in the mail, and scanning them protects against loss by keeping proof on file that you have passed the course. "Course Report" JUS332 forms are issued to successful students who pass [...]

Can I take my Restricted course before my Non-Restricted course?

No. Under rules given to us by the RCMP, students themselves are responsible for making sure they take the basic Non-Restricted course first, and then the Restricted course afterwards. If you're signing up for both courses at once, ensure that you select the Non-Restricted date ahead of the Restricted date. RGSL will try to make sure we weed out students who have inadvertently signed up for the Restricted course first, [...]