There are two types of fishing licence, sport or conservation. Fishing licences and three year Outdoor Cards can be bought on-line, a printable e-licence will be issued you should carry this (print out), when fishing, until your permanent plastic licence arrives in the mail:
Ontario and Canadian Residents age 18 – 64 need an Outdoors Card (the plastic card is valid 3 years) plus a one year or three year Fishing license Tag. If you are under 18 years old or 65 and older or with a valid Disable Person Card or permit you do not need to purchase an Outdoors Card r licence to fish. You will need to carry your government-issued identification with you, that includes your name date of birth, at all times while fishing. Your identification acts as your licence to fish, if you belong to one of these age ranges. Children and seniors are fishing with a Sport Fishing licence Tag.
Non-Canadian residents age 18 and older need an Outdoors Card (the plastic card is valid 3 years) plus a Fishing license Tag. Non-Canadian residents under 18 years of age may fish without a licence when accompanied by a licence carrying adult (The limt of fish is only based on the one license). You must carry government-issued identification with you — that includes your name and date of birth — at all times while fishing. You can however get a license for a child to have the extra possession limit. Non Canadian Residents Fishing License Tags: Sport or Conservation Fishing licence Tag (Paper permit) for 8 days, 1 year or 3 year duration, both are effective immediately. A plastic Outdoors Card will be mailed to you, this card is valid for 3 years, including the year of purchase. There are no exemptions.
Non-residents of Canada