All Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) operators in Canada must operate according to either Basic Operations or Advanced Operations Rules if their aircraft weighs more than 250g and less than 25kg.
Operators must obtain either a Pilot Certificate - Basic or Pilot Certificate - Advanced from Transport Canada. Visit the TC Pilot Certificate page for additional information.
All operations must remain within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS), unless operating under a specific Special Flight Operations Certificate.
All aircraft must be registered with Transport Canada and marked with the registration number.
RPAS Safety Assurance
The RPAS Safety Assurance tells users the safety limits of the drone they are using. Pilots must operate their drone within the limits outlined in the RPAS Safety Assurance that its manufacturer declared to Transport Canada. An RPAS Safety Assurance is needed to conduct advanced operations.
You can only use drones that meet the safety requirements for the operation you want to conduct. See tips on choosing the right drone before you fly.
It may also be helpful to review the full text of the new RPAS Rules.