Soon when you want to get a provincial park pass or fishing licence you will be able to tap a few keys on your computer and have them instantly.
The Manitoba government introduced legislation that will pave the way for the new online service.
“There are endless adventures to be had in our great outdoors,” said Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard. “We are excited to improve and modernize the way Manitobans and visitors access and enjoy the many outdoor activities offered throughout our province and in our provincial parks. Moving to an online system from a paper-based one will enable our government to improve the services we deliver, while decreasing our carbon footprint.”
The province says that because this is a significant way in which Manitobans have accessed licences and park permits the program will be phased in.
The first phase will see hunting and fishing licences as well a provincial park passes sold online beginning this spring.
Like purchasing anything else online users would create a profile then choose the product they are looking for and then head to the checkout.
A digital copy of the license would then be made available for download from the customers account. The province say that you will be responsible for printing a copy of the licence as you will be required to show that printout if requested.
For park passes you will be required to print it out and place it on the dash of the vehicle.
The says that on top of the base licence and permit fees they will be adding an additional $4.50 administration fee to each to support enhanced service delivery.
The province says that they expect more licences and permits will be available online in the future.
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