Ontario is reinstating the renewal requirements for driver’s licences, licence plate stickers and other driver and vehicle products, as well as Ontario Photo Cards and Ontario health cards that were temporarily extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People with products that would have expired on or after March 1, 2020, are now required to renew their documents.

We strongly encourage Ontarians to renew their driver’s licences, licence plate stickers, Ontario Photo Cards, and Ontario health cards from the comfort and safety of their home or office by visiting ServiceOntario.ca. ServiceOntario’s online services are easy-to-use, fast, and convenient. Over 40 services are available online 24/7, and products are mailed directly to you. For more information, please visit ServiceOntario.ca/Services.

To renew your driver’s licence and health card together online, please visit Ontario.ca/renew.

For your driver and vehicle products, Ontario Photo Card, and Ontario health card to remain valid, you must renew your documents and pay all applicable fees by the following deadlines:

Drivers under age 80 (Class G/M)

  • Class G/M drivers under 80 years of age with driver’s licences that would otherwise have expired between March 1, 2020, and February 28, 2022, must renew their driver’s licence or Enhanced Driver’s Licence (EDL) by February 28, 2022.
  • Ontario has waived the requirement to update the driver’s licence photo for people whose driver’s licences would have expired between March 1, 2020, and February 28, 2022, to allow these drivers to renew their licences online.
  • Regular driver’s licence renewals will resume March 1, 2022.

Senior drivers aged 80 and over (Class G/M)

  • Senior drivers aged 80 and over with driver’s licences that would otherwise have expired between March 1, 2020, and February 28, 2022, must renew their driver’s licences by February 28, 2022.
  • Ontario has paused the Senior Driver’s Group Education Session program and has waived the requirement for drivers aged 80 and older to visit a ServiceOntario centre in person to renew their licences. These drivers may now renew their licences online.
  • Regular driver’s licence renewals for senior drivers aged 80 and above will resume March 1, 2022.

Novice drivers (Class G1, G2, M1, or M2)

  • Novice drivers with licences expiring between March 1, 2020, and December 31, 2022, will have until December 31, 2022, to complete testing to maintain or upgrade their licence.
  • Regular expiry dates for Class G1 and G2 novice driver’s licences will resume January 1, 2023.
  • Novice drivers who enrolled in a Beginner Driver Education (BDE) course between March 1, 2019, and December 31, 2021, will have until December 31, 2022, to complete their course.

Driving Instructor and Beginner Driver Education course providers

  • Individuals who applied for Driving Instructor certification between March 1, 2019, and December 31, 2021, will have until December 31, 2022, to complete all requirements.
  • Driving Instructor licences that expired after March 1, 2020, must be renewed by February 28, 2022.

Commercial Drivers (class A, B, C, D, E and F)

  • Commercial driver’s licences with expiry dates between March 1, 2020, and February 28, 2022, must be renewed by February 28, 2022.
  • Regular commercial driver’s licence renewals will resume March 1, 2022.
  • Class B and E driver’s licence holders that completed their road test up to December 31, 2021, will have until June 30, 2022, to complete their School Bus Driver Improvement Course (SBDIC).

Carrier Products

  • Ontario has reinstated the renewal requirements for certain carrier products that expired on or after March 1, 2020. As of June 1, 2021, if you have not renewed the following products, you must do so in order to continue operating in Ontario:
    • Commercial Vehicle Operator's Registration (CVOR) certificates
    • Annual and semi-annual vehicle inspection certificates
    • Annual oversize/overweight permits
    • Garage licences.

Licence plate stickers

Vehicle registration and safety inspections

  • Safety Standard Certificates that expired between March 1, 2020, and before September 1, 2021, will be valid until October 6, 2021.
  • Temporary registrations and special permits that expired March 1, 2020, to October 5, 2021, will be valid until October 6, 2021.
  • Vehicles owners who moved to Ontario after March 1, 2020, and before September 1, 2021, must register their vehicle in Ontario by October 6, 2021.
  • Vehicle owners who purchased a used vehicle on or after March 1, 2020, and before September 1, 2021, must transfer the vehicle into their name and attach plates by October 6, 2021.
  • Individuals requiring name and/or address changes, or vehicle modifications on their vehicle ownership must update their vehicle registration by February 28, 2022.
  • All motorized snow vehicle registrations, name and/or address changes, or vehicle modification requests must be completed by February 28, 2022.

Ontario Photo Card holders

  • Ontario Photo Card holders with photo cards with expiry dates between March 1, 2020, and February 28, 2022, must renew their cards by February 28, 2022.

Ontario Health Cards

  • People must ensure they hold a non-expired Ontario photo health card by February 28, 2022.

Accessible Parking Permit holders

  • All eligible accessible parking permits with expiry dates between March 17, 2020, and February 28, 2022, must be renewed before March 1, 2022.