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Are you licensed as a General Insurance Agent in another province or territory?

Effective July 1, 2011, changes to the Agreement on Internal Trade [New Window] (AIT) and the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009 [New Window] make it easier for a person who is licensed in a Canadian province or territory outside Ontario to apply for and receive a licence for the same occupation in Ontario.
 
In Ontario, FSCO licenses general insurance agents who are employees of insurance companies.  The Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) licenses persons employed by insurance brokers. Under the new streamlined licensing process, a person who is licensed in a Canadian province or territory outside Ontario would need to successfully complete an exam on Ontario automobile insurance. RIBO offers this exam.
 
To apply for this exam print and complete the Ontario Automobile Insurance Examination Application Form and mail it to RIBO. 
 
Individuals who are eligible also need to meet all other eligibility requirements for a licence in Ontario.  For more information, see:  How to Become a General Insurance Agent.
 
Individuals who are not eligible for the exemption from Ontario’s education requirements may still apply to FSCO to be licensed. FSCO will review an applicant’s education and experience to determine eligibility for an Ontario licence.
 

Do you want to be licensed in another province?

 
If you are licensed in Ontario and want information on becoming licensed in another province or territory, please go to: Do you want to be licensed in another province or territory?
 

Who is eligible under the AIT?

 
In Ontario, an individual holding any of the following licences is exempted from the education requirement when applying for Ontario’s general insurance agent licence:

British Columbia

  • Level 1 General Insurance Salesperson
  • Level 2 Agent
  • Level 3 Agent

Alberta

  • General Level 1 Agent
  • General Level 2 Agent

Saskatchewan

  • Level 1 Agent
  • Level 2 Agent
  • Level 3 Agent 

Manitoba

  • Level 1 General Insurance Salesperson
  • Level 2 Agent
  • Level 3 Agent

Québec

  • Damage Insurance Agent or Broker
  • Commercial-lines Damage Insurance Agent or Broker
  • Personal-lines Damage Insurance Agent or Broker

New Brunswick

  • Agent’s Class 1
  • Agent’s Class 2
  • Broker’s Class 1
  • Broker’s Class 2
  • Broker’s Class 3
  • Broker’s Class 4

Nova Scotia

  • Level 1 General Insurance Agent
  • Level 2 General Insurance Agent
  • Level 3 General Insurance Agent

Prince Edward Island

  • General Insurance Agent

Newfoundland

  • Property and Casualty Insurance Representative Level 1
  • Property and Casualty Insurance Representative Level 2
  • Property and Casualty Insurance Representative Level 3

Yukon

  • General Insurance Agent

Northwest Territories

  • General Insurance Agent