On January 9, 2019 Canada has published the new drone rules for flying your drone in Canada. These laws will come into effect on June 1, 2019. In this article we will cover how these new laws effect you from a residential point of view and as a professional.

So What Does This Mean For Myself And My Drone?

Well first off, you will need to register you drone which can be done here

They have now broken down the rules into two categories, Basic Operations and Advanced Operations. Both of which require a test to be completed at the same link for registering your drone.

Additionally you will need to do the following

  1. Mark your drone and register it with the registration number
  2. Pass an online exam.
  3. Stay below 122 metres (400ft)

More information can be found here

What Are Basic Drone Operations Rules?

  1. You can fly in uncrolled airspace
  2. You can fly more then 30 metres (100 feet) horizontally from bystanders
  3. You can never fly over bystanders

More information can be found here

As you can see there have been some positive changes, and will hopefully help drone operators everywhere secure work.