We just received some more clarification for those out of the province of Ontario towers who either cut through Ontario or drop off in Ontario from another province.
Pursuant to the exemption contained in subsection 6(2) of O. Reg. 167/23: GENERAL, made under the Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act (TSSEA), tow operators and tow truck drivers, providing towing services where the origin of the towing trip commences in a jurisdiction outside of Ontario and tow trucks are passing through or dropping off a vehicle in Ontario, will not require a TSSEA certificate:
6(2) of O.Reg. 167/23
A tow operator or tow truck driver is exempt from the Act if they are not a resident of Ontario, the tow truck is registered in the state, territory or province in which the tow operator or tow truck driver resides and the tow truck is,
(a) providing towing services that originated outside of Ontario and is entering Ontario solely for the purpose of passing through Ontario;
(b) providing towing services that originated outside of Ontario and is entering Ontario solely for the purpose of delivering a motor vehicle to a destination in Ontario; or
(c) providing towing services at the direction of a police officer.
If you are doing a tractor swap that starts in another province and gets dropped off in Ontario no license is needed but if you pick up the broken down tractor in Ontario to bring it back to another province you will need a towing license.
Please use the following links to learn more about Towing and Vehicle Storage in Ontario:
Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act
O. Reg. 167/23: General
O. Reg. 162/23: Charges for Towing and Vehicle Storage Services
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