A drain layer is a person who does drain laying, weeping tile installing, septic tank installing, drain reconstruction, or repair or removing tree roots or other obstructions from drains, or private drain connections.

Individuals

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

Application Fee:  $397.48

Exam Fee:  $127.88

Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

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

Note:

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

Applicants must provide an original criminal record/background check issued by a Canadian Police Service within 280 days prior to the application.

A photo of the applicant will be taken at the Licence and Permit Issuing Office.

Applicants must complete a declaration advising they have working knowledge of the Ontario Health & Safety Act with respect to industrial regulations.

The declaration form will be provided at time of application.

Applicants must apply and successfully pass a drain layer examination to be scheduled during the application process.

An exam date will be booked at time of application.

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

The renewal fee is $235.34

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.