Ontario Enhanced Driver's Licence Applicant's Guide
This form serves as your consent to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) for the collection, use and disclosure of
personal information for the purpose of processing your application and administering the Ontario Enhanced
Driver’s Licence (EDL) program. Provision of your personal information to the MTO is voluntary. However, refusal to
provide the personal information requested will result in your ineligibility to receive an EDL.
Please read the following information carefully and initial at the bottom of each page where indicated to
confirm your consent.
Do not sign page 4 prior to attending your interview
The following Ontario driver’s Licence information will be collected during the EDL application process:
Your Ontario birth certificate information may be disclosed to the ORG for the purpose of verifying the authenticity
of your birth certificate. Birth certificates from other Canadian provinces may be verified with the appropriate
provincial vital statistics agency.
The following information may be disclosed:
MTO will disclose the following personal information to Citizenship and Immigration Canada:
MTO will disclose the following personal information of approved EDL applicants to the CBSA:
The CBSA will act as an intermediary between the MTO and USCBP by forwarding EDL information it receives
from the MTO to USCBP.
CBSA will disclose the following personal information to the USCBP. This information will only be disclosed after
your initial EDL use at border crossings. Prior to using your EDL to enter the U.S., your information will not be shared
with the USCBP.
Your personal EDL information will be used by the MTO for the following purposes:
Your personal EDL information will be used by CIC for the following purposes:
Your personal EDL information will be used by the CBSA for the following purposes:
Your personal EDL information will be used by the USCBP for the following purposes:
If you choose to revoke the consent you have provided in this form, you will no longer be eligible to hold an EDL
and it will be cancelled and replaced by a non-enhanced driver’s licence.
However, if you revoke your consent, the personal EDL information collected as part of your application will
remain part of your driver’s licence record. In addition, once your personal EDL information has been disclosed
to the CBSA and CIC, it will be retained for such period as is required under the federal Privacy Act and Library
and Archives Act. The revocation of your consent may not affect the continuing use, storage and disclosure of
such information by the USCBP in connection with your EDL.
Your EDL will contain a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip. RFID is a wireless technology that helps U.S.
border officials to quickly identify an EDL holder and confirm that the EDL being presented is legitimate. The RFID
chip embedded in the EDL contains a number, unique to the EDL that the U.S. will send to the Canada Border
Services Agency (CBSA) to retrieve the EDL holder’s personal EDL information listed above. While the RFID chip
does not contain any personal identifying information, it is being provided with a sleeve for added protection of
the unique number. The RFID chip also contains a unique Tag ID number which is used to prevent the cloning of the
The consent you provide by signing this form in no way restricts or affects the collection, use, storage and disclosure
of your personal information by the MTO as authorized under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act and other applicable
I, the undersigned, consent to:
I further agree to maintain control of any EDL issued to me and will seek to ensure that it is only used for the
purposes for which it is intended.
I acknowledge that I have read and understand the EDL Applicant’s Guide and agree to the terms set out
Name of Applicant (print please)
Personal information related to your EDL application is collected under the authority of the Photo Card Act, 2008
and will be used and disclosed for the purposes outlined in this consent form. If you have any questions about the
collection and use of your personal information collected on this form, please call the Supervisor, ServiceOntario
at 416 235-2999 or 1 800 387-3445 or write to the Supervisor, Ministry of Transportation, Licensing Administration
Office, Main Floor, Building A, 1201 Wilson Ave., Downsview, Ontario, M3M 1J8. Direct general inquiries to
ServiceOntario at 416 235-2999, 1 800 387-3445 or visit www.ServiceOntario.ca.
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