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Labour Mobility

From outside Ontario and wish to work as a dealer or salesperson in Ontario?

Application Process

If you are a registered salesperson in another province in Canada, you will not automatically be registered with OMVIC. You will be required to complete the following requirements that apply to all new applicants as follows:

  • Submit a completed Individual Application with required identification and fee. Note: You do not need to be a resident of Ontario in order to submit your application.
  • You have an Ontario-registered dealer sponsor your application. Note: You do not need to be employed by them until and unless your application is approved.
  • Complete the OMVIC certification course after you receive notification from OMVIC that your application is ready for approval. This is a correspondence course in which you will learn the laws and ethics of motor vehicle sales specific to the province of Ontario.
  • You meet the same eligibility test OMVIC applies to all applicants (i.e. that your past conduct does not afford reasonable grounds to believe you will not conduct business with honesty, integrity, in compliance with law and with financial responsibility). In order to determine whether you satisfy this test, OMVIC may run background checks including, but not limited to, a criminal record check or a credit check. Note: your application may be refused if you do not meet this eligibility test, even if you were previously registered in another province.

Please click here to access the application package and complete the necessary requirements.

The Ontario Labour Mobility Act (OLMA)

The Ontario Labour Mobility Act (OLMA) ensures that workers certified to practice in one province or territory are entitled to be certified in that occupation in Ontario without having to complete additional material training, experience, examinations or assessments.

The OLMA establishes a Labour Mobility Code which governs how Ontario regulators support mobility for out-of-province workers who are already certified by a regulatory authority in the same occupation.

The OLMA was introduced by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in order to support the provincial government’s ability to comply with amendments to the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).

In January 2009, Canada's premiers endorsed amendments to the AIT that commit all provinces and territories to improve labour mobility for certified workers in professions and trades.

However, the AIT allows for certain certification requirements to continue, such as applications and application fees, evidence of good character and criminal background checks, evidence of good standing, active practice, additional non-material testing, experience, examinations or assessments for local jurisprudence or local knowledge, and post-certification conditions.

For further information, please contact OMVIC's registration department by email at or by phone at 1-800-943-6002.