Trapping of furbearing animals is one of the oldest activities in Ontario. Commercial trapping dates back to the 16th century, with the arrival of European explorers and settlers. Long before that, trapping was a way of life for many aboriginal people.
Today, trapping remains a socially and economically important activity for many people in Ontario. The province is considered one of the world's leading suppliers of wild fur. Trapping also plays an important role in current wildlife management.
To qualify for a license, trappers must successfully complete the Fur Harvest, Fur Management and Conservation Course administered by MNR, we offer. The course emphasizes safe and humane trapping, survival skills, good pelt preparation and sustainable management practices. Following the course, each student will be subjected to a written and practical field examination. Individuals wishing to take the course should contact the Ontario Fur Managers Federation or local MNR district/area office. Individuals who are already licensed as trappers but, have not taken the course are encouraged to do so as are persons who for various reasons are interested in furbearing mammals and their management but do not intend to apply for a trapping licence.
The One-Time Fee of $250 will include:
Theoretical and Practical Training
- Cost of an Exam Appointment
- Cost of examination procedure
- A complete document package with a full assistance in Application process
- Full complex of Consultations and full Support in this field
Extra expenses:36.75$ of Governmental Fee for a 1 year period to renew.
Requirements: being at least 18 years old and reside in Ontario not less than 6 months combined within 1 last year. Hunting License (Outdoors Card) with a Small Game License on it.
Please note that your PRESENCE is necessary along with 100% ATTENDANCE during the classes as per requirements of Canada Firearms Centre and Ministry of Natural Resources.