Ontario making it easier and safer to renew driver’s licenses


SIMCOE – 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 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 today, senior drivers aged 80 and above may renew their driver’s licences 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 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 driver’s 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.

“Having online renewal options is important in these times, but Service Ontario locations are still open across Haldimand and Norfolk,” said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. “I recently updated all my paperwork at the Service Ontario location in Port Dover.”

For those who choose to renew their licence in person, appointments can be booked online in advance for services at 43 ServiceOntario centres. Please visit Ontario.ca/Appointment for more information or to book an appointment.


For more information, contact MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446 or [email protected]