Purchase of a Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit

The 2023 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permits (valid from August 1, 2023 until June 30, 2024) will be sent to the purchaser by e-mail within a few minutes following your online purchase.

The system allows you to buy one or multiple permits at the same time for more than one hunter. 

Note that the permit is not refundable.

IMPORTANT! You must be able to show the permit to a Game-Officer upon request. To be valid, the permit (physical or electronic) no longer needs to be signed. You must carry the permit with you at all times, either in physical or electronic PDF format, when hunting or when in possession of unpreserved migratory game birds or any murres in a place other than your residence. A provincial or territorial licence may also be required.

If you have any issues purchasing a MGBH Permit please contact the MGBH Permitting team directly by calling 1-855-869-8670 or emailing CWSPermit.PermisSCF@ec.gc.ca.

Applicant (Hunter) Information

The following information, marked with an asterisk (*), is required to complete the purchase of a permit. You may purchase a permit for a third-party on condition that you provide all the information required in this permit application.

Based on the date of birth entered on this application, the applicant is under the age of 18 and qualifies for a Youth Migratory Game Bird Hunting (MGBH) Permit.  Please choose one of the two options to continue with the application.*

Future Contact

As part of the Migratory Game Bird Hunting program, the applicant (hunter)’s personal information may be used to request the applicant (hunter)’s participation in the national migratory game bird harvest survey (Harvest Questionnaire Survey, Species Composition Survey, etc). Submission of the permit application constitutes the applicant (hunter)’s consent to the collection, use and storage of the applicant (hunter)’s personal information by Environment and Climate Change Canada for the purpose of obtaining a Migratory Game Bird Hunting permit and to seek the applicant (hunter)’s participation in the national migratory game bird harvest survey, a process ensuring that harvests remain sustainable for future generations.

Personal information provided on the application form and the supporting documents is collected under the Migratory Birds Regulations, 2022.

The personal information collected for this program appears in Personal Information Bank (PIB) EC PPU 005 for Environment and Climate Change Canada. This PIB is described at the following website: www.infosource.gc.ca.