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Due to the serious risks posed by the COVID-19 virus, OMVIC’s head office is closed to visitors and staff are working remotely.

Registrants seeking to renew or change registration, and new salesperson applicants seeking registration, are encouraged to use OMVIC’s online registration services.

For those who cannot access OMVIC’s Online Registration Services, paper applications can be submitted by downloading/printing, completing, signing, scanning and emailing the application to For assistance, registration staff are available to assist by emailing or by calling 1-800-943-6002 x3941.
At this time OMVIC cannot accept paper applications sent by mail.

Processing delays: The unprecedented health crisis we currently face has required complex and rapid business decisions – it has also impacted OMVIC’s capacity to maintain some service levels. Registration staff are working as quickly as possible however some applications may require longer than usual processing times. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


Registration Services

Anyone working as a motor vehicle dealer or salesperson in Ontario, must be registered with OMVIC and abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the Ontario's Motor Vehicle Dealers Act (MVDA).

Who is required to register?

All Ontario motor vehicle dealers, or salespersons employed by the dealer, must be registered with OMVIC before conducting business.

A motor vehicle dealer is a person or business who trades in motor vehicles, whether for their own account or the account of any other person or business or who holds himself, herself or itself out as trading in motor vehicle.

There are certain exemptions in the Regulations to the MVDA for certain business types. Click here for more details. If you don't qualify for one of the exemptions listed, you must be registered with OMVIC.

A salesperson is any individual who is employed by a motor vehicle dealer to trade in motor vehicles on the dealer’s behalf.

Employ means any kind of employment, appointment, authorization or other arrangement to act on the dealer’s behalf. For example, registration is required for business and finance managers, sales managers, general managers, anyone who signs a motor vehicle sale or lease agreement on behalf of a dealer or anyone who purchases vehicles at auction.

Trade includes buying, selling, leasing, advertising or exchanging an interest in a motor vehicle or negotiating or inducing or attempting to induce the buying, selling, leasing or exchanging of an interest in a motor vehicle, and “trade” when used as a noun has a corresponding meaning.

Become a Registrant

Find out more information on registration requirements to become a Motor Vehicle Dealer or Motor Vehicle Salesperson.

Labour Mobility

Registered as a salesperson outside of Ontario? Click here for more information.