In Ontario, anyone working as a motor vehicle dealer or salesperson must be registered with OMVIC before conducting any kind of business. It's the law.
Including business and finance managers, sales managers, general managers. If you are are signing a motor vehicle sale or lease agreement on behalf of a dealer or anyone who purchases vehicles at auction, you need to register.
If you are employed by a motor vehicle dealer to trade motor vehicles on the dealer’s behalf, you need to register.
If you are a business who trades in motor vehicles.
There are a few things you'll have to do to register: Get a background check, complete an application form online, and pass the Automotive certification course.
Complete the Individual Salesperson Application form on our online services portal.
To assist applicants obtain a background check, OMVIC has partnered with BackCheck, Canada’s leading provider of online background checks. BackCheck results are sent directly to OMVIC within 24 hours.
As part of your application, you’ll need to request a background check with BackCheck. Note: OMVIC cannot accept background check reports more than six months old.
Those with adult convictions for which you have not received a pardon/record suspension and for which you do not recall specific details (offence, date of conviction, location of conviction, and penalty/disposition received), will need to go to your local police and request a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check. Fingerprinting may be required in order to obtain the details.
Send OMVIC the original report and the application you completed to get it. A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check is different than a Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC) – PCRC is not accepted.
The Automotive Certification Course enhances industry professionalism and the accountability of dealers and salespersons. You must pass the course in order to to register as a dealer or salesperson.
You will have the option to complete the course either in a self-study online format or in a live webinar format.
Registering a new business means making sure all employees who engage in motor vehicle trade are also registered.
If you have employees that require registration, they have to apply individually.
Existing salespersons transferring or adding their licence to the new dealership must file the Salesperson Change Notice Application in the online services portal.
Ensure all Individual Salesperson Applications and Salesperson Change Applications are filed online right after you file the online Business Application.
All applications must be filed online through our online services portal. The only paper-based forms that we accept include:
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You can check your application status in your online portal.