Drone Registration

Contrast to common misconception, registering a drone with Canada Transportation is super easy, simple and quick. Anyone (individual or business) can register drone for just $5 with Transportation Canada in 3 minutes.

Fee: $5

Drone between 250 Grams & 25KG: All drones between 250 grams and 25 kg in weight must be registered. This includes custom-built drones and drones built from a kit or off-the shelf.

Drones Less than 250 Grams: Drones under 250 grams do not need to be registered unless something is attached to it that increases its weight to 250 grams or more.

Drones Over 25 KG: Drones over 25 kg also do not need to be registered, but require a special flight operations certificate instead.

Benefits of registration

  • If you lose your drone, registration may help in returning it to you if it is found.
  • If there is a recall from the manufacturer, we may be able to notify you.


What you need before you start
It only takes 3 minutes to register a drone. To begin, you will need the following information:

  • Purchase date (if applicable)
  • Make, model, serial number, weight and type of drone
  • Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Interac card

Steps for registration:

  1. Go to Transportation Canada Website - Drone Management Portal
  2. Sign-In to Transport Canada or create a new one.
  3. Click "Register a drone"
  4. Enter the following information
    1.  Date of Purchase (Approximate)
    2. Select the Make & Model or click "The make or model is not listed" if you are unable to find it in the drop down list.
    3. Enter the make, model and type of drone.
  5. Pay the $5 fee
  6. After Payment, you will receive the Registration Number.
  7. Display or paste the registration number anywhere on your drone.