Ontario Enhanced Driver's Licence Applicant's Guide

Government of Ontario: Ministry of Government Services

Ontario Enhanced Driver’s Licence (EDL)
Personal Information Consent Form

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

Collection

The following Ontario driver’s Licence information will be collected during the EDL application process:

Collection of Driver’s Licence Related Information

Collection of EDL Specific Information


Disclosure

Disclosure by MTO to the Office of the Registrar General (ORG) and applicable vital statistics agency

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:

Disclosure by MTO to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)

MTO will disclose the following personal information to Citizenship and Immigration Canada:

Disclosure by MTO to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

MTO will disclose the following personal information of approved EDL applicants to the CBSA:


Disclosure (cont.)

Disclosure by CBSA to United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)

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.

Use

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:


Revoking Consent

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.

Use of Radio Frequency Technology (RFID)

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 EDL.

Acknowledgement regarding Ontario Driver’s Licence

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 legislation.

I, the undersigned, consent to:

  1. the collection and use by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation of my personal EDL information.

  2. the subsequent disclosure of my personal EDL information set out above to the Ontario Registrar General and other appropriate provincial vital statistics agencies for the above-mentioned purposes, and the disclosure of my personal EDL information by the Ontario Registrar General and other appropriate provincial vital statistics agencies to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

  3. the subsequent disclosure of my personal EDL information to Canada Border Services Agency.

  4. the subsequent disclosure of my personal EDL information by the Canada Border Services Agency to United States Customs and Border Protection.


  1. the subsequent disclosure of my personal EDL information set out above to Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the disclosure of my personal EDL information by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

  2. the use of Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) on my EDL for the purpose of electronic verifcation of citizenship and identity at U.S. border crossing.

  3. any other storage, access, use and disclosure of personal information related to my EDL application.

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 above.






Authority for Collection of Personal Information for your Enhanced Driver’s Licence

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.