TORONTO – The Ontario government has announced it will allow drivers to renew their licences online — becoming the first province in Canada to offer this service.
Normally, drivers are required to renew their licences every five years.
Instead, drivers will be able to keep their existing licence for an extra five-year renewal cycle, so renewing in person will now be done every ten years.
“We are committed to making it easier and more convenient for the people of Ontario to access important government services,” said John Milloy, Minister of Government Services in a media release.
The cost to renew will be $80 with the licence to be delivered to your home address in four to six weeks.
Drivers can already get licence plate stickers, driver abstracts and other driver and vehicle products on the government’s “Service Ontario” website.
The province estimates that it processed 1.6 million driver’s licence renewal transactions last year.