Obtaining a hunter’s certificate
In Québec, you normally need a hunter’s certificate in order to obtain a hunting licence.
The certificate is permanent, unless cancelled by the courts. Depending on the training you took to obtain it, it bears a code that authorizes you to use the hunting weapon of your choice.
Conditions to be met
To obtain a hunter’s certificate, you must, if you are a resident of Québec
- Be at least 12 years of age 至少满12岁
- Have taken the required training for the weapon you intend to use (bow, crossbow or firearm) 已获得您所选武器所需培训（弓，弩或火器）
- Have passed the requisite exams 已通过相应的考试.
However, a hunter’s certificate is not required in the following situations:
- You are a non-resident 你是非居民.
- You hold an introductory licence 你有特别许可.
- You wish to purchase a licence to snare hares and eastern cottontail rabbits 你想购买野兔和东部棉尾兔的诱捕许可证.
- You wish to purchase a licence to hunt frogs (northern leopard frog, green frog, bullfrog) 你想购买青蛙猎证（北豹蛙，绿蛙，牛蛙）.
- You wish to purchase a licence to hunt certain small game species using a bird of prey 你想购买使用猛禽打猎小动物的许可证.
Canadian citizen 加拿大公民
If you are a Canadian citizen and satisfy the definition of “resident of Québec” at the time you apply for a hunter’s certificate to handle a firearm, you may be exempt from some of the requirements for obtaining the certificate, provided you are able to present a certificate or an equivalent document issued by a Canadian province or territory.
Certificate codes 猎证代码
The certificate is permanent once issued, and will bear one of the following codes:
A : for bows and crossbows 弓和弩
B : for crossbows and bows (since July 7, 2020) 弩和弓（2020年7月7日起）
F : for firearms (and airguns) 火器（和气枪）
P : for trapping 诱捕
The information shown on the back of the certificate was changed in 2007. Code F no longer allows you to hunt with a crossbow; Code A or Code B is now required.
Replacing a certificate 换猎证
You can replace a hunter’s certificate or trapper’s certificate that has been lost, damaged or stolen.
You can also request a replacement if your certificate expired before March 31, 1994 and you wish to make it permanent so that you can purchase a hunting or trapping licence.
In any of the above situations, you should proceed as follows:
If you know your certificate number
Take the number of your hunter’s certificate or trapper’s certificate to a licence sales outlet and pay the certificate replacement fee.
Once the fee has been paid, your new certificate will be mailed to the address in the computer system.
ATTENTION! You cannot change your address directly at a licence sales outlet. To record a change of address, please complete the electronic change of address form
If you do not know your certificate number
If you do not know your certificate number, contact our customer service department by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide the following information:
- Surname and first name
- Date of birth
- Address shown on your previous certificate (if different from your current address)
Cancellation of a certificate 取消猎证
If a court finds you guilty of poaching, your hunter’s certificate may be suspended or cancelled for a period of two years.
During the cancellation period, you cannot obtain (or attempt to obtain) a hunting licence of any kind, even one that does not require you to have a hunter’s certificate. If you take training during this period, it will not be recognized by the ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs.
At the end of the cancellation period, you must re-take the courses needed to obtain a hunter’s certificate. The courses in question are the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and the Introduction to Hunting course for the chosen weapon.
If your licence or certificate is suspended or you are prohibited from having one in any province or territory of Canada, you cannot obtain a licence or certificate of an equivalent category in Québec during the period covered by the prohibition.
Carrying the certificate with you
You are not required to carry the certificate with you, unless you are a young person hunting under an adult licence. The hunter’s certificate must match the weapon used.