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Online Licensing

National Online Licensing System

The Department’s licensing services are now provided online through the National Online Licensing System.

The system is designed to allow you to perform your licensing transactions online:

The system applies to holders of fishing licences managed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, including:

First Time Users

Register my account

The first step for a new user of any kind is to register on the system.

Some helpful tools to help you register:

Using the System – Helpful Tools

Once you are registered on the system, you can perform all of your licensing transactions online. This includes:

Below you will find a number of tools that will help you navigate the system and perform the licensing transactions that you require.

Eight detailed Step-by-Step Guides:

  1. Getting your GCKey
  2. Appointing a Representative (PDF, 292 KB)
  3. Renewing your Licence and Paying Your Fees (PDF, 310 KB)
  4. Printing Licence-related Documents (PDF, 69.5 KB)
  5. Getting a Delegation Code or a Public Identifier (PDF, 168 KB)
  6. Self-registration – Registering a DFO Online Profile
  7. Submitting a Request and Checking the Request Status (PDF, 417 KB)
  8. Organization Management (PDF, 358 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions

User Training Manual:

The User Training Manual provides detailed information about all features of the system.

Fisheries-related organizations may also want to use the following materials to help their members register and use the national online licensing system:


National Online Licensing System! (document) (PDF, 705 KB)
Use this poster to remind your clients that licensing transactions must be done online using the system.

Web graphic:

National Online Licensing System!

Online Licensing - Register today

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