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Saskatchewan Firearms Office


The Saskatchewan Firearms Office is responsible for supporting safe communities by managing the ownership, purchase, movement and use of firearms within the province through the administration of federal firearms legislation.

The Saskatchewan Firearms Office has assumed the responsibilities administering the federal Firearms Act under the Canada Firearms Program (CFP). The CFP is a Canadian government program within the RCMP's Policing Support Services, and is responsible for the regulation and licensing of firearms in Canada.

The responsibilities of the Saskatchewan Firearms Office include issuing the following:

  • firearm licences for individuals (including minors);
  • firearm business licences;
  • authorizations to transport restricted and/or prohibited firearms; and
  • authorizations to carry.

Saskatchewan, like every province, also appoints firearms officers to conduct inspections and ensure compliance is adhered to within the definition of the Firearms Act.


1. Information you might be looking for


A Possession and Acquisition Licence is required for anyone who owns or would like to acquire a firearm or purchase ammunition.

The following links will help you navigate to the appropriate licence for you:

Find information about the types of firearms and firearm registration requirements for restricted and prohibited firearms.

Shooting Clubs and Ranges
Find information about design guidelines and sound requirements.

Importing and Exporting
Find information about importing and exporting firearms into and out of Canada.

Stolen Firearms Search
You can check whether a firearm has been reported as stolen by entering the serial number into a public search.

Further firearms-related information is available through the RCMP.


2. Firearms Safety

The Saskatchewan Firearms Office has launched a public awareness campaign to promote firearms safety in the province. The campaign promotes safe practices when using and storing firearms, as well as getting and maintaining your Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL/RPAL), to help prevent accidents and mitigate loss or theft. The tagline for this year's campaign is: Secure Firearms. Safe Communities.

More information on firearms safety training and safety practices is also available.

Firearms Safety Tips

It is important to store your firearms safely to prevent accidents and deter loss or theft. It is also required by law.

Unload and Lock Your Firearms

  • Ensure firearms are unloaded at all times when stored.
  • Lock the firearms in a cabinet, safe or room that was built or modified specifically to store firearms safely (and is difficult to break into); or, attach a secure locking device, such as a trigger lock or cable lock (or remove the bolt), so the firearms cannot be fired.
  • Store ammunition separately or lock it up. It can be stored in the same locked gun cabinet/safe as the firearms only if they are securely locked and the container is constructed so that it cannot be readily broken into.
  • Make sure unauthorized individuals do not have access to the keys or combination locks used to lock up your firearms and ammunition unless they are permitted and licensed.

Firearm Safety Tips while Travelling

Many responsible firearms owners in Saskatchewan enjoy hunting or travelling to other destinations for reasons that require them to bring their firearms.

Please be aware, however, that law enforcement agencies advise firearms owners to be vigilant about not leaving firearms in an unattended vehicle or location, such as a hotel room, where they may be targeted by individuals who recognize the potential to take firearms and divert them towards illegal activities.

Make suitable arrangements with your accommodations provider to store your firearms in a place where they can be properly secured. Take into account that they must always have a secure locking device put in place when not in use, as well as any other storage requirements depending on the class of the firearms being stored.

When stopping for services such as restaurants and gas stations along the way, someone should stay with the vehicle, or park it in a location where it can be easily observed by you or others. Always insure the firearms are unloaded, secured and out of sight.

As responsible firearms owners, it is important to continue to do our part to prevent firearms from getting diverted and used illegally.


3. Chief Firearms Officer

A provincially appointed Chief Firearms Officer is well-positioned to represent Saskatchewan's position on firearms regulation, as well as to promote firearms safety education and establish effective communication between the many stakeholders in Saskatchewan.

Meet the CFO

Robert Freberg served as the CEO of Brigadier Security Systems (Saskatoon) and Elite Security Systems (Regina) for 34 years. He has been a board member and volunteer with the Saskatoon Wildlife Federation for more than 40 years, and served as their president for five. Mr. Freberg has been an elected member of the National Board of Directors for the Canadian Sports Shooting Association. He was a firearms instructor for the possession and acquisition licence (PAL) and restricted possession and acquisition licence (RPAL) programs. Mr. Freberg has been involved in recreation shooting sports as a competitor, hunter and licensed gunsmith for decades.

Mr. Freberg has a strong mandate to enhance education, safety and communication to Saskatchewan's rural and urban stakeholders in his role as CFO.

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