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Category 3: Returning fisher with a national online licensing system account

Obtaining a DFO fisher’s registration card (FRC) a.k.a. Deckhand’s licence or Personal Licence

Yes? Answering YES to both of the above questions identifies you as a Returning Fisher who must first (a) Obtain a Passcode ‐ Please contact NOLS Client Support to obtain your DFO Passcode, then (b) REGISTER and ACTIVATE your National Online Licence System (NOLS) account with your Passcode.

STEP 1: Preparation

  1. Call Client Support at 1‐877‐535‐7307 and advise that you are a Pacific Region Fisher who needs to activate your National Online Licensing Account and would like a ‘Passcode’.

    What I need to provide to Client Support:

    • First and Last Name as it appears on your legal identification
    • Date of birth
    • Current address and previous address on file with Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Current telephone number and number previously on file with Fisheries and Oceans Canada

  2. After you have received your ‘Passcode’ from Client Support you may proceed to registering and activating your NOLS account. To register and use the National Online Licensing System NOLS, you will need:
    • Computer connected to the Internet with Portable Document Format (PDF) Reader
    • E‐mail address
    • Printer
    • Pen & Paper! – to write down the User ID and Password (GCKey) you have created. After registration, you must use your User ID and Password every time you logon to NOLS – if you misplace or forget your User ID you will have to re‐register from scratch.

STEP 2: Registration

STEP 3: Submit a Request

Upon completing ‘Registration’, navigate to ‘Submit a Request’. Full instructions and select the transaction type: Fisher Registration.

National Online Licensing System (NOLS) Client Support:

Telephone: 1‐877‐535‐7307

Fax: 604‐666‐5855


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