Ontario Making it Easier & Safer to Renew Driver’s Licenses
The Ontario Government is temporarily waiving multiple driver’s licence renewal requirements so that all Class G and M drivers can now safely renew their licences online at ServiceOntario.ca. To ensure continued access to critical services, these changes will also help people travelling outside of Ontario for essential travel to renew their licences.
“The unfortunate reality is that the COVID-19 pandemic has made routine tasks more challenging, including renewing a driver’s licence,’ said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “That is why we are temporarily waiving certain driver’s licence renewal requirements to make it easier for people to renew their driver’s licences online at ServiceOntario.ca.”
Starting December 9, senior drivers aged 80 and above may renew their driver’s licenses without completing a Group Education Session. In addition, drivers who would normally be required to visit a ServiceOntario centre to update their driver’s licence photo may now renew online using their current driver’s licence photo. These changes mean that all Class G and M drivers are now eligible to renew their licences online at ServiceOntario.ca.
While Ontario has temporarily extended the validity of the driver, vehicle and carrier products that would have expired on or after March 1, 2020 until further notice, it is strongly encouraged that everyone renew their licence and licence plate stickers, especially those who need to travel outside Ontario this winter for essential purposes. Ontarians can renew their driver’s licence and licence plate stickers online at ServiceOntario.ca and have their products mailed directly to them.
For those who choose to renew their licence in person, appointments can be booked online in advance for service at 43 ServiceOntario centres. You can visit Ontario.ca/Appointment for more information or to book an appointment.