FISHING LICENCE OPTIONS FOR NON‐CANADIAN RESIDENTS
There are new ways to get your Ontario fishing and hunting licenses. This information sheet will provide you with everything you need to know in order to go fishing in Ontario.
How do I purchase a Non‐Canadian Resident Outdoors Card?
Most Non‐Canadian residents need an Outdoors Card before they can fish in Ontario. A Non‐Resident Outdoors Card is a plastic, wallet‐sized card, issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources to accompany your Ontario fishing license. The Outdoors Card is valid for three calendar years and is used for identification and administrative purposes.
If you have never had an Outdoors Card, you may choose one of the following options to obtain your first card:
Online – You can purchase an Outdoors Card online at ontario.ca/outdoorscard and print your e‐license for instant use. Your permanent card will automatically be mailed to you.
Authorized License Issuers – You can purchase your Outdoors Card by visiting an authorized license issuer. They will issue a temporary Outdoors Card that you must keep with you until you receive your permanent card in the mail. For a complete list of available license issuers, please visit ontario.ca/outdoorscard.
ServiceOntario – You can purchase your Outdoors Card at select ServiceOntario centres across the province. They will issue a temporary Outdoors Card that you must keep with you until you receive your permanent card in the mail. For a list of participating ServiceOntario locations, please visit ontario.ca/outdoorscard.
How do I get a Fishing License Tag?
To fish in Ontario, a Fishing License Tag must accompany your Ontario Outdoors Card, except if you are buying a one‐day Sport Fishing License Tag. The types of license tags available to non‐residents are:
Three‐year Sport Fishing License Tag
Three‐year Conservation Fishing License Tag
One‐year Sport Fishing License Tag
One‐year Conservation License Tag
Eight‐day Sport Fishing License Tag
Eight‐day Conservation Fishing License Tag
One‐day Sport Fishing License Tag
Non‐Canadian Resident Angling License for a Member of an Organized Camp.
You can purchase these license tags online at ontario.ca/outdoorscard or in‐person at a license issuer or a participating ServiceOntario centre.
How much does it cost? PRODUCT
Outdoors Card (REQUIRED)
Eight‐day Sport Fishing License
Three‐year Sport Fishing License
Eight‐day Conservation Fishing License
Three‐year Conservation License
One‐day Sport Fishing License
One‐year Sport Fishing License
Non‐ Canadian Resident Angling License for a Member of an Organized Camp