Alberta Professional Outfitters Society

Outfitting in Alberta

Becoming An Outfitter

Becoming an Outfitter

STEPS TO BECOMING AN OUTFITTER

Big Game Outfitter Permit Application (fillable PDF

Bird Game Outfitter Permit Application (fillable PDF)

OUTFITTER ELIGIBILITY

Outfitter permits are subdivided into three types:

•    Class T Big Game Outfitter Permit
•    Bird Game Outfitter Permit
•    Class S Trophy Sheep Outfitter Permit

To become an outfitter in Alberta, you must:

•    Be an adult (18 years of age or older);
•    Complete an outfitter permit application form;
•    Provide evidence of a minimum deposit indemnity bond of $10,000 for contracted clients;
•    Provide evidence of a minimum general liability insurance of $5 million; and
•    Pay applicable fees ($250 per outfitter permit plus GST); AND

You can become a Class T Big Game Outfitter, only if you:

a)    are an individual who is also a resident or non-resident who, in the case of a non-resident, is a Canadian citizen or has been admitted to permanent residence in Canada, and who holds a big game guide’s designation, or

b)    are a business corporation or society at least one of whose current officers is an individual described in clause a).

A Class T Big Game Outfitter Permit authorizes its holder:

a)    to enter into a contract with a resident for the provision to that individual of guiding services respecting the hunting by that individual of big game, except trophy sheep, under an allocated licence, and

b)    to apply, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the permit, for a licence on the resident’s behalf authorizing that hunting.

You can become a Bird Game Outfitter, only if you:

a)    are an individual who holds a bird game guide’s designation, or

b)    are a business corporation or society at lease one of whose current officers is an individual who holds such a designation.

A bird game outfitter permit authorizes its holder to enter into a contract with a non-resident or non-resident alien for the provision to that individual of guiding services respecting the hunting by that individual of game birds.

You can become a Class S Trophy Sheep Outfitter, only if you:

a)    are an individual who is also a resident or non-resident who, in the case of a non-resident, is a Canadian citizen or has been admitted to permanent residence in Canada, and who holds a big game guide’s designation, he

i)    were an outfitter on March 31, 1988,

ii)    are the spouse or adult interdependent partner or child of an individual who was an outfitter on that date, that individual now being deceased or incapacitated through injury or disease, or

iii)    are specified in a transfer under Alberta Wildlife Regulations Section 55(1), as the transferee of an allocation of trophy sheep special licences.

b)    A business corporation or a society is eligible to obtain or hold a Class S outfitter permit if an only if, in addition to meeting the requirements above, at least one of its current officers meets the requirements of i), ii), or iii).

A Class S Trophy Sheep Outfitter Permit authorizes its holder:

a)    to enter into a contract with a non-resident or a non-resident alien for the provision to that individual of guiding services respecting the hunting by that individual of big game under an allocated licence, or wolf or coyote, and

b)    to apply, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the permit, for a licence on that individual’s behalf authorizing that hunting.

Furthermore, a Class S Trophy Sheep Outfitter Permit authorizes its holder:

a)    to enter into a contract with a resident for the provision to that individual of guiding services respecting the hunting by that individual of big game under an allocated licence, and

b)    to apply, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the permit, for a licence on that individual’s behalf authorizing that hunting.

A Class S Trophy Sheep Outfitter Permit authorizes its holder to enter into a contract with a resident, without applying for a licence on the resident’s behalf, for the provision to that resident of guiding services respecting any lawful hunting by that resident of big game.

A Class S outfitter permit authorizes its holder to enter into a contract with a resident for the provision to that resident of guiding services respecting any lawful hunting by that resident of wolf or coyote.

Alberta Wildlife Regulations

INSURANCE

HUB International offers a group plan to APOS members.

For more information contact:

Eric Moland, HUB International
PO Box 5296 Unit 1
5050 – 50 Avenue
Drayton Valley, AB  T7A 1R4
Phone:  (780) 542-3968 or Toll Free:  1-877-542-3968

Insurance application Form and Frequently Asked Questions.

If you insure with any other carrier, APOS will require copies of the entire policy for each coverage before a permit will be issued.