ServiceOntario: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response
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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
To help ensure your safety and the safety of others, please consider completing your transactions online (if available) and staying home if you are sick.
We appreciate your patience during this time as the situation continues to evolve.
Extended expiry date
If you did not renew your licence plate sticker(s) during the COVID-19 extension, you are required to pay for that skipped renewal fee and your next renewal fee. Find out more information about extensions.
We are ending the expiry date extension period for product(s) that expired on or after March 1, 2020.
Dates you need to renew by:
February 28, 2022
- licence plate sticker (renew now)
- driver’s licence (renew now)
- health card (renew now)
- Ontario Photo Card (renew now)
- accessible parking permit (renew now)
We recommend you renew products based on the following renewal schedule to help minimize service delays:
- March, April and May birthdays renew in October 2021
- June, July and August birthdays renew in November 2021
- September and October birthdays renew in December 2021
- November and December birthdays renew in January 2022
- January and February birthdays renew in February 2022
If you ordered a product online:
- we will continue to process your request, and
- there may be some delays as we strive to ensure the safety of our employees and safe social distancing
Book an appointment
More than 40 ServiceOntario centres offer appointments that can be booked in advance to reduce wait times.
Some of our ServiceOntario centres offer an appointment booking option. Find out if you can book an appointment at a centre near you.
Find an open centre near you
Get ServiceOntario digital reminders
Most Ontarians will no longer receive a renewal notice in the mail. Sign up to get emails, text messages, or phone call reminders 60 and 30 days before it’s time to renew your licence plate sticker, driver’s licence, or health card.
Health coverage and COVID-19
You do not need an Ontario health card or OHIP to get screened or treated for COVID-19.
If you applied for OHIP before March 19, 2020 and are currently in the three-month waiting period, your coverage starts on March 19. If you need to seek medical treatment, call the ServiceOntario InfoLine at 1-866-532-3161 to have your OHIP effective date adjusted and a health card issued.
Ontarians seeking a copy of their vaccination certificate can log on to the provincial booking portal to download a copy.
- download a copy onto your mobile device, it’s online and with you at all times
- print a copy and keep it somewhere safe with you
Don’t have access to a printer?
- visit your local public library, print shop, or ask a friend or family member to help print a copy
Need further assistance?
Ontarians seeking a copy of their vaccination certificate can contact the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, 7 days/week, 8am - 8pm or visit a ServiceOntario centre to receive a printed copy.
Service Canada: Employment Insurance
Service Canada is responsible for Employment Insurance (EI).