Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced that Manitobans can now purchase 2021–22 angling licenses online through the province’s e-licensing website.

“Our online e-licensing portal has made it easier than ever for Manitobans to purchase their angling licenses from their own homes,” said Pedersen. “Our government is continuing to modernize the way we deliver services while decreasing our carbon footprint.”

The recreational angling season officially opens on May 15 in Manitoba’s southern region, and May 22 in the northwest and north central regions. The northeast region remains open to angling year round. The 2020 angling season officially closes at midnight on April 4 in the southern division, and April 30 in the northwest and north central divisions.

Last spring Manitoba introduced a new, online service for the sale of outdoor licences and permits including angling licences. All anglers are required to obtain an angling licence to fish in Manitoba, unless exempt. Angling licences are now available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be immediately purchased and printed at home. For more information and to purchase an angling licence, visit

In addition, 20 fisheries, forestry, and wildlife applications have been added to the e-licensing portal and will also be available. These applications include:

  • fisheries;
  • competitive fishing events;
  • scientific collection;
  • commercial live bait dealer;
  • commercial bait fish/leech;
  • live fish handling;
  • fish farming;
  • forestry;
  • wood-processing facility;
  • provincial forest general permit;
  • wildlife;
  • hunter declaration;
  • fur dealer;
  • tanner;
  • taxidermist;
  • wild animal part dealer;
  • serve meat of meat animals;
  • game bird farm;
  • wildlife farms;
  • wild capture (falconry);
  • disable hunter cross bow;
  • disabled hunter (discharge and non-discharge); and
  • wildlife management area use.

If any licence or permit was purchased last year, sign into the online account using the Customer ID Number (CID#) and password. If the license or permit was not purchased online, an online account will need to be created.

Manitobans are also reminded that spring hunting licenses are available online now and park vehicle passes will be available in early April, said Pedersen.