Special Guide Licence

March 27, 2024

Saxon Ritchie

April 1, 2024

9:27 am



Applications for the2024-2025 Special Guide Licence (SGL) lottery will be open from

Monday, April 1 to Thursday, April 18 at 4:00 pm.


You can apply for SGL in person at a Department of Environment office or online through

your Environment e-Services account.


To make an application, clients will be required to provide both the Client ID and legal last

name of the Canadian resident they wish to guide. The Canadian resident must create an

Environment e-Services account prior to the application.


Reminder: SGL applicants can withdraw and re-submit an application through their online

account, provided the application period is still open. The withdrawn application will be

deleted and not considered active. There are no refunds for withdrawn applications, and the

hunter will need to pay again for the corrected application. No changes can be made after

the application deadline.


Hunters can also apply for SGL using the weighting only option. This means they will not

receive a licence for this year, but their odds of being successful increase for next year. This

is a valuable option for hunters who are unsure they will be able to hunt this year.

If you are successful in the lottery, you will be notified through the email address listed on

your client profile and through your e-services account. Clients are reminded to ensure their

email address and phone number is up to date on their client profile. Successful notifications

will be available the week of May 6.