Transporter Licence

Transporter Licence

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This application allows you to apply for a Transporter Licence in British Columbia.

Costs and Responsibilities

$500.00 Transporter Licence 

$25.00 Application Fees 

$25.00 Late Fee (applicable after March 31st) 

Fees are payable at the time of application. Applications will not be processed until the fee has been paid. 

Fees can be paid online at the time of application, or at a FrontCounter BC location. See Payment Guidelines for more information.

The Habitat Conservation Trust Fund surcharge is included in the above fee(s).

Fees calculated on the electronic Fish and Wildlife application may not be the complete final fee. A Permit Clerk will contact you if late fees are owed or if other licence specific fees are outstanding.

What you need to apply


The following criteria must be met to proceed with an application for a Transporter Licence:

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident;
  • Must have public liability insurance of not less than $2 million (in effect at application and for the term of the licence);
  • Must pass the transporter exam, (contact Victoria Fish & Wildlife Branch at 250-387-9771 for more info);
  • Must have significant transport/packing work experience demonstrated by documentation of similar work and/or letters of reference/recommendation.

Before you start:

  • Obtain a copy of the OIC # 63, the transporter regulation, the application information and the instructions for transporter exam from either the Fish and Wildlife website or the Wildlife Policy Analyst (WPA) in Victoria at 250-387-9789.
  • Complete the application and management plan and submit these documents to the appropriate Regional Manager (RM)
  • Contact the WPA in Victoria to obtain information and copies of study materials (if necessary) and to schedule your transporter exam. You will need to provide proof of your successful completion of the Transporter Exam with your application
  • Transportation Management Plan
  • Note: The Regional Manager reviews the exam, transporter application, and management plan to determine if the applicant meets all of the eligibility criteria as stated above
  • Be able to identify the regions in which you will be operating

What happens after you apply

The target time frame for decision on your permit is 30 days*

*Processing time within the North East Region will be considerably longer as there is a required consultation process.

Your application will not be processed until payment has been received in full.

Receiving the application

Your application will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete. Your payment and documents will be entered into the appropriate systems. When necessary, you will be contacted for more information. 

An application will not be accepted and processed until all required information as well as payment has been received.

Decision Making

A decision will be made on whether to issue a permit or not after a full review of your submission.

Issuance of Permit

If your application is approved, the permit will be issued and sent to you by FrontCounter BC. If your application is not approved, you will be notified. 

NOTE: If you applied with a BCeID, you can use it to log in to the Manage your Natural Resource Applications webpage, where you can download your licence or permit if one has been issued.

Wildlife Act
Transporter Management Plan
Transporter Regulation

Tips for a successful application

Follow these tips to make the application process easier:

  1. Review this guide and have all the information and documents ready before you start filling out the application.
  2. Use a Basic, Personal or Business BCeID for your application. A BCeID is easy to get and allows you to save your application, reopen it, and check the status of your application online. Applications will automatically time-out after a certain period of inactivity if not saved.
  3. Contact FrontCounter BC before you begin, to help you with all natural resource applications.