To become a registered dealer or salesperson, follow the application process set out below.
Note: The cost of the Automotive Certification Course is NOT included in the OMVIC registration fee.
Step 1 – Review the Individual Application form to confirm what documentation is required. Download the form here.If applicants are (or have been) licensed in another Canadian jurisdiction, click here for OMVIC’s Labour Mobility policy.
Step 2 – Request a BackCheck report by clicking here. Results will be sent directly to OMVIC within 24 hours.
Step 3 - The Individual Application will advise if there is a requirement to complete the OMVIC Automotive Certification Course. Note: Applicants may choose not to complete the course unless/until the application is ready for approval.
Step 4 - Applicants can complete the OMVIC Certification Course in one of two ways: Self-study correspondence course OR On-site (classroom) course. Click here for more information on the Certification Course and how to register. Once registered, the Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) will send the course information via courier. Insert the ABSC Student ID in the relevant section of the Individual Application form. This will ensure that ABSC will send results directly to OMVIC once the course has been completed. Note: The Individual Application cannot be approved until the applicant has completed the OMVIC Certification Course.
Step 5 – Retain a copy of the completed application and all attachments. OMVIC must be notified within 5 business days of any changes to the information provided for the purpose of obtaining registration. Note: Applications cannot be accepted unless the “Certificate of Dealer” (section F) has been completed.
Step 6 – Send the original completed Individual Application form with all required attachments and fees to OMVIC in person, by mail or courier. Note: OMVIC does not accept Individual Applications submitted by fax.
Step 7 – Check registration application status for Individual Application or Salesperson Change Application here. The status of a processed application will be shown for thirty days.
Step 1 – Review the Business Application form to determine all required documentation. Download the form by clicking here. There is a Business Application Form Checklist at the back of the Business Application form. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO OMVIC UNTIL STEP 6.
Step 2 – The Business Application form will advise which individuals are required to submit an Individual Application form. Those individuals must complete the process set out above for "New Salespersons, Reinstatements or Individuals Associated with a New Dealer". All completed Individual Applications should be submitted with the Business Application.
Step 3 – Any registered salespersons transferring to the new dealership that are not in a position of authority (as described in the Business Application form) must complete a Salesperson Change Notice. Download the Salesperson Change Notice form here.
Step 4 – Obtain all supporting documentation for the Business Application. Note: Documentation pertaining to business premises is not required until Step 7.
Step 5 - Retain a copy of the completed application and all attachments. Note: OMVIC must be notified within 5 business days of any changes to the information provided for the purpose of obtaining registration.
Step 6 – Send the original completed Business Application Form with all required attachments in person, by mail or courier. Note: OMVIC does not accept new Business Applications submitted by fax.
Step 7 - Do not submit required documentation relating to business premises until OMVIC confirms the application is in its final stages.
Step 8 - Check registration application status for Business Application, Branch Application or Business Change Notice here. The status of a processed application will be shown for thirty days.
Refusal of Registration
The MVDA prohibits OMVIC from registering any dealer or salesperson who does not meet the prescribed requirements of the Act. If these "preconditions" are not met, OMVIC’s Registrar cannot process the application, and is not required to issue a proposal to refuse the application. If the Registrar wants to refuse an application for any other reason, the Registrar must give the applicant written notice of a refusal setting out the reasons for the refusal.
Refer to the list of registration exemptions