Pesticide Vendors

There are three types of pesticide vendor licences in Ontario -- General, Limited and Treated Seed.  A vendor licence is not required for a business that only sells Class 6 pesticides intended for household use (e.g. insect repellents) that are less than or equal to one kilogram or one litre.

General Vendor Licence

General Vendors may sell Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 pesticides.  A business with a General Vendor Licence must have at least one full-time person on staff at the business outlet who is certified.  

A Certified Vendor, referred to as Outlet Representative in the legislation, must:
- be employed at the business outlet on a full-time basis;
- be at least 16 years of age; and
- have successfully completed the Pesticide Vendor Certification Course

Once someone at your business is a Certified Vendor, you must apply to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change for a General Vendor Licence for your business.  When you apply, you will need to name the employees who are the Certified Vendors at the business.  Application Form for a Vendor License for Pesticide Sales.

Limited Vendor Licence

Limited Vendors may sell Class 5, 6 or 7 pesticides.  You do NOT need to have a Certified Vendor on staff to apply for a Limited Vendor Licence. Application Form for a Vendor License for Pesticide Sales

Treated Seed Licence

Treated Seed Vendors may sell Class 12 pesticides.  You do NOT need to have a Certified Vendor on staff to apply for a Treated Seed Vendor Licence.  Application Form for a Vendor Licence for Pesticide Sales.