Drone Training Canada - Updates to Cancelling a Drone Registration

Transport Canada has released information on cancelling the registration of a drone in Canada.

It is the responsibility of the registered owner to notify the authorities within 7 days if their drone is destroyed, permanently out of service, missing for more than 60 days, missing with a terminated aircraft search, or transferred to a new owner.

The registration is also cancelled if the owner of the aircraft dies, the entity that owns the aircraft ceases to exist, or the owner no longer meets the regulations.

It is important to note that the registration is cancelled immediately when any of the conditions above are met, not when the government is notified.

If a drone for which the registration has been cancelled and the drone has been found, fixed, or otherwise brought back into service, an application for a new registration must be completed.

Failure to notify the authorities in accordance with the regulations  may result in individual penalties of up to $1,000 and/or corporate penalties of up to $5,000.

You must deregister your drone if you:

  • sell or transfer its ownership
  • damage it beyond repair
  • lose it

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(Source: Transport Canada)