The Ministry of Transportation is taking steps to protect the health and well-being of Ontarians and reduce the spread of COVID-19.


In an effort to help keep people safe and reduce the need for in-person visits to Service Ontario or an International Registration Plan office to obtain driver, vehicle or carrier products and services, MTO is extending the validity of all driver, vehicle and carrier products and services that expired on or after March 1, 2020, including:


The following vehicle products:

o All licence plate validation stickers

o Online purchase receipts of validation stickers

o Special Permits

o International Registration Plan (IRP) Cab Cards

o Safety Standards Certificates / Structural Inspection Certificates

o Extending the requirement to change address/vehicle modification within 6 days

o Annual and Semi-Annual Inspections


The following driver products:

o All classes of Ontario driver’s licences, including the temporary driver’s licence and the Driving Instructor’s licence

o Medical Review Section of the Ministry of Transportation is also taking necessary steps to ensure if Ontarians required to submit a medical or vision report, the ministry will automatically extend the due date by 60 days or more


The following carrier products:

o Under the temporary regulation, the ministry has extended the validity of all Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration (CVOR) certificates that expire on or after March 1, 2020, until further notice

o The ministry is not currently processing any new CVOR applications. Clients are unable to operate without an approved CVOR

o Annual Oversize/Overweight (OO) Permits that expire on or after March 1, 2020 will be extended. Critical time sensitive Single Trip OO Permits will continue to be issued by the ministry


Also, the ministry has extended the validity of all Ontario Photo Cards that expired on or after March 1, 2020.


The ministry has extended the validity of the Enhanced Driver’s Licence (EDL) for driving purposes only that expired on or after March 1, 2020. Expired EDLs will not be valid as a travel document.


The regulation will be revoked once the province is able to restore regular services and clear all backlogs.


Based on the advice of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all full-time Drive Test Centres and part-time Travel Point locations are closed as of March 23, 2020 until further notice.


Anyone with road tests booked during the closure are encouraged to reschedule once services resume. The initial fee will remain on record and can be applied when the test is rescheduled. Drivers can reschedule online or through telephone by calling: Toll-free: 1-888-570-6110  or Telephone: 647-776-0331


Drivers who have missed their road test between March 16, 2020 and today will not be charged fees for missing the test. Drivers will have a credit automatically placed on file to be used when services resume. Please be advised that this will be an automatic process and no action will be required to receive the credit.


Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.

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