A driving school instructor providing instruction in their own vehicle requires a licence.


Apply in person at the Licence and Permit Issuing Office located inside the East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell, 3rd floor.


Original documents required for all applications (and renewal transactions).

Two pieces of government-issued identification (one must be photo ID):

  • Canadian Passport (Photo ID)
  • Driver’s Licence (Photo ID)
  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Citizenship Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • SIN Card (Social Insurance Number)
  • Valid Work Permit


  • First and last names must match on all identification
  • We do not accept Health Cards

Applicants must provide an original Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check issued by a Canadian Police Service within 280 days prior to the application.

Please note:

After November 1st, 2018, under Province’s Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015, Municipal Licensing and Standards will require “Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks” for all applications and renewals. “Criminal Record Checks” will not be accepted.

A copy of the applicant’s driving record abstract: a three year driving history recorded by the Ministry of Transportation.

This record should be less than 30 days old.

Applicants must provide an original Provincial Driving School Instructor Licence issued by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Applicants will be provided information outlining the streets/areas where driving instruction is prohibited.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

The driving school you are employed with must provide a dated letter, on company letterhead, stating you are actively employed by their school and your employment start date.

Applicants must provide:

  • proof of $2,000,000 in Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance.
  • a certificate with an OEF 6D endorsement. This endorsement can be requested from your insurance provider

A form certificate will be provided at time of application for your insurance provider to complete.

Completed forms that are signed and stamped by the insurer can be returned by fax or emailed directly from the insurer.


Photo will be taken at time of application.

An original provincial vehicle registration, where the name and address match the applicants, must be provided.

An original valid Safety Standards Certificate by an approved Ministry of Transportation Vehicle Inspection Centre must be provided.

After a completed application and all documents are submitted, staff will determine whether there are concerns with the applicant obtaining a licence.

Your licence will expire annually on the anniversary of the date that the licence was first issued.

The renewal fee is $318.80

A renewal notice, identifying any documents required to renew the licence, will be mailed to the address on file.

Payments received after the licence expiry date are subject to late fees in addition to the annual licence fee.

If you fail to renew your licence within 90 days of the specified renewal date, your licence will be cancelled and you will have to reapply.