Canadian drone laws

canadian drone laws

Drone laws can be unclear to new pilots and even some prepared pilots so lets have a look at the Canadian drone laws. This article intends to aid all drone pilots, beginner or experienced, fly risk-free and keep safe.

New laws are here:

Drones must now be registered and marked with the registration number visible on the drone to fly. If you want to fly you are required to get a Pilot Certificate – Basic Operations, if you fly in more conditions and over people, you will be required to get a Pilot Certificate – Advanced Operations with age limits of 14 and 16 years old respective. You can now expect to pay a fine up to $25,000 and jail time for putting the drone or people at risk. Learn more about Canada’s drone laws.

New drone laws are coming to Canada from the 1st of June. The following laws are not the current laws but are going to be relevant from the 1st of June so read on if you want to know the newest laws on drones in Canada.

Legal requirements when flying

– If you haven’t flown a drone before I recommend taking a look at, Part IX – Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. It contains rules and regulations that need to be followed when piloting a drone
– Drone pilots must carry a valid drone pilot certificate and only fly drones that are marked and registered
– You must respect the privacy of others when flying

Before you fly

– Get a drone pilot certificate
– Choose the right drone if you want to perform advanced operations
– Register your drone
– Follow your drone manufacturer’s instructions
– And of course survey the area where you will fly

While flying

– Keep below 122 metres (400 ft) in the air
– Stay a minimum of 30 metres from bystanders
– Keep away from airports and helicopters
– 5.6 KM from airports
– 1.9 KM from helicopters

Fines for individuals

– up to $1,000 for flying without a drone pilot certificate
– up to $1,000 for flying unregistered or unmarked drones
– up to $1,000 for flying where you are not allowed
– up to $3,000 for putting aircraft and people at risk

Fines for corporations

– up to $5,000 for flying without a drone pilot certificate
– up to $5,000 for flying unregistered or unmarked drones
– up to $5,000 for flying where you are not allowed
– up to $15,000 for putting aircraft and people at risk

If you break more than one rule, you could receive multiple penalties.

Small Print

The drone laws are forever changing and the authorities don’t always make it clear and easy to understand for all. This article will update when new laws or any changes that are important are made.

If you are looking for more information, have any questions or would just like to have a chat feel free to leave a comment below or get in touch via our social media accounts.


Josh Spires and dronenr. cannot be held accountable for any consequences that you are faced with in connection with this article. This article is more of a guide to loosely follow if you aren’t sure of anything always check the CA website.

Related posts

Flirtey-drone-delivery-patent

Flirtey has been granted it’s latest drone delivery patent by the United States Patent Office for the safe and precise delivery of packages. The patent covers the hardware and software used to ensure the packages are delivered safely and securely.

Full article

DJI Mavic Air 2

The DJI Mavic Air 2 is officially out with some great spec upgrades over the original Mavic Air and even outperforming the bigger DJI Mavic 2 Pro in various areas. The Mavic Air 2 is equipped with a 1/2″ inch sensor capable of 4k 60fps, 48MP photos, and HDR. The new Mavic Air 2 also comes with OcuSync 2.0 and ActiveTrack 3.0.

Full article

Tech-savvy DJI mother

This mother’s day will be different for sure, with millions of mothers around Australia stuck inside, DJI wanted to share some of its top tech products to keep tech-savvy and non-tech-savvy mums entertained this mother’s day. The DJI Osmo Action, Mavic Mini, Osmo Mobile 3, and Osmo Pocket are at the top of the list this year!

Full article

DJI up your game Mavic air 2

Earlier, today DJI announced its latest product launch, the DJI ‘Up Your Game’ event possibly showing the DJI Mavic Air 2 off to the public on the 28th of April (ACT time). While it’s almost certain the DJI Mavic Air 2 will be announced, there is also a chance for an Osmo Pocket refresh.

Full article

DJI Mavic Air 2 new drone

Last week DroneDJ broke the news of the DJI Mavic Air 2 being confirmed along with its controller thanks to FCC reports uploaded and made public on the FCC’s database. Once thought to be named the DJI Mavic, we now know its, in fact, the DJI Mavic Air 2.

Full article

CASA drone safety app australia

Last year when CASA retired its own drone safety app, ‘Can I Fly There?’ it promised to work with 3rd parties to bring more options and a better solution to the market. CASA first achieved that with Google’s Wing Aviation making the OpenSky app. A few months later and two new apps are out for you to take your pick.

Full article

DJI-Easter-sale-discount_071a17ac0ff76b47863e82b162da92a7

DJI is having its annual Easter Sale with some great savings on its best products. You can save up to $300 on the Mavic 2 Pro, the Osmo series, Ronin-SC, and the Tello. The sale started today and will end on the 16th of April. Free shipping is also available for a majority of the products on sale.

Full article