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 Environment, Conservation and Parks for a General Vendor Licence for your business.
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.
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.