Application Requirements for Business, Trades and Professions

How to apply for a Heating Contractor licence

In Toronto, Heating Contractors are required to obtain a licence. Heating Contractors are people engaged in the business of installing warm air, hot water or steam heating equipment of any kind excepting the installation of oil tanks and oil and gas burners. This includes anyone who advertises themselves as a heating contractor.

How to apply

Applicants must apply in person at the Licence & Permit Issuing Office with the following:

What you need to apply 

Who can apply  Individuals, partnerships or corporations.
Partnerships and corporations Applicant must provide a business address, as well as other documents depending on the business.  Documents may include articles of incorporation, corporate profiles, franchise agreements, partnership agreements and provincial name registration.  Learn more here.
How to apply

Applicants can apply in person at the Licence & Permit Issuing Office at East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell, 3rd floor.

Application fee * $390.18

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Two pieces of government-issued identification, including:

  1. proof of work status, such as a Canadian Passport or Citizenship Card, Permanent Resident Card, Work Permit, Canadian Birth Certificate; and
  2. a valid photo ID such as a Driver's Licence, Photo Identification Card, Canadian Passport.

Note that Health Cards are not accepted.


Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Master Heating Installer

Provide name of licensed Master Heating Installer employed by Heating Contractor applicant.

Criminal reference checks   Applicants must provide a criminal reference check issued by a Canadian Police Service within 280 days prior to the application.  Learn more here.
Photo A photo will be taken at the Licence and Permit Issuing Office.
Fuel Safety Certificate Applicants must provide their Technical Standards and Safety (TSSA) Fuel Safety Certification.
What happens after you apply

* If the licence or permit is granted, licensees and/or permit holders will be required to pay an annual renewal fee, listed in the Fees table. 

For complete application and operating requirements, visit Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545, Licensing.

Applicants must also satisfy the Business Licensing Thresholds in Appendix K.