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Welcome to the Ontario Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service!

This licensing service allows you to buy or renew an Outdoors Card and make licence purchases using your computer, tablet or smartphone. In the future, this service will also allow hunters to enter big game draws, view draw results and submit hunter reports.

Here are tips to get you started using this web site.


Log In screen on the Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service

  • First, create an online account. (Simply having an Outdoors Card does not mean you have an online account.) To create your account, select any of the green buttons.

  • The login screen on the Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service


  • Read and accept the privacy notification. (You will do this every time you use the service.) Select "Don't have an account? Create one"

  • Create Account screen on the Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service

  • Do you have an Outdoors Card? If "no" you will need to purchase one to successfully create your account (and to buy licences).

  • Enter your e-mail address screen on the Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service

  • Continue by filling in the requested information. You will be asked to provide a valid email address. Each person who creates an account must have their own email address (i.e., not shared with any other Outdoors Card holder).

  • Once you have created your online account (and bought an Outdoors Card if you've never had one before), you are able to make licence purchases. In the future, having an account will also allow hunters to enter big game draws, view draw results and submit hunter reports.

Now is a good time to familiarize yourself with the content at the top right of the screen:


Top right of screen on the Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service

My Account takes you to the personal information you provided. For example, use this link if you have to change your address or password.

My Active Licences shows you the products you have purchased and the big game draws you have entered. You can download, print or email your list of active licences (called a "licence summary") from this page.


Fishing licence sales screen on the Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service

Sales and Draws presents you with the products available for sale according to your residency status and accreditation. Use the green "select" buttons to add products to your shopping cart. If a "select" button is grey, a question mark icon will appear beside the button to provide more information. A grey "select" button may indicate:

  • your Outdoors Card has expired (add one to your cart and then select products), or,
  • you may already possess the item (check My Active Licences), or,
  • you do not have the credentials or pre-requisites necessary (for example, you may have tried to buy a fishing licence without first buying an Outdoors Card).

If you select a product you do not wish to purchase, click on the trash can icon to remove that product from your shopping cart.

Shopping Cart takes you to a list of the products you have selected while shopping on the site. You may check out and pay for your items from this page using Visa or Mastercard. This page also offers you an opportunity to update your personal information if anything has changed since you created your online account. It is a good practice to review your personal information in case any updates are needed.



Sales receipt screen on the Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service


Once you have completed your transaction, you can save your documents to your smartphone or print them. Before you print your licence summary and/or any tag(s) that comes with your licence(s), we recommend that you confirm your printer is fully operational and has paper loaded. This step is particularly important before you print your tag. You will have one opportunity to print your tag. The licence summary and receipt, however, can be printed as many times as you wish from your home printer.

If you require assistance, contact the Natural Resources Information and Support Centre at 1-800-387-7011 or 1-800-667-1940 (TTY: 1-866-686-6072) from anywhere in North America. Support is available Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).

Thank you for creating your online account.


Coming in 2019: information on Hunter Reporting, Draw Entry and Draw Results.