Drone registration Canada: What you need to know
Do all drones need to be registered?
Drones under 250g only need to be registered if they have an attachment that increases the weight to over 250g.
Drones over 25kg do not need to be registered but require a special flight operations certificate.
How to register your drone
Registering your drone is quite simple. The cost to register a drone is $5 per drone. Drone registration can be done through the drone management portal.
What you need to register your drone
To register a drone, you need the following:
- Drone purchase date
- Make, model, serial number, weight, and type of drone
- Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Interac card to make the $5 payment
All registered drones must be marked
Fines cost more than registration does
Special permission for drones over 25kg
Special permissions are also required for the following:
- Foreign operators (not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident)
- Flying a drone beyond visual line-of-sigh
- Flying above 122 metres (400 ft)
- Carrying dangerous or hazardous loads
- Flying at an advertised event
For a complete list of what requires registration and what requires registration or special permission, visit Transport Canada’s website.
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