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Toronto, Ontario Bylaw
Licensing Requirements for Reflexologists:

We are pleased to announce that OCR is now recognized by the City of Toronto for licensing purposes, effective October 2009.

As provided for in the Municipal Act, the City of Toronto has enacted a bylaw requiring holistic practitioners and owners to be licenced by the City. Because our profession is unregulated by the Ontario government, the Municipal Act allows each municipality to licence unregulated practitioners.

To be eligible for licensing, you must be Certified as a Reflexologist and be a current member of OCR.

A licence is required for practitioners providing holistic services. "Holistic services" refer to any modality (including reflexology) used as a tool for therapeutic and wellness purposes.

A licence is also required for owners of any premises providing holistic services. "Holistic services" refer to any modality used as a tool for therapeutic and wellness purposes.

If you provide holistic services, you are required to hold both a Holistic Practitioner's Licence and a Holistic Centre Owner's Licence.

We have enclosed below, links for the complete text of the bylaw for your information.

For more information, contact the City of Toronto Licensing office at:


Municipal Licensing and Standards Division
The License & Permit Issuing Office
East York Civic Centre
850 Coxwell Avenue, 3rd floor
Toronto, ON M4C 5R1

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Information line: 416-392-6700
Fax number: 416-392-4215
Email inquiries: mlsbusinesslicence@toronto.ca

Business hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Website: www.toronto.ca/mlslicences

Before you apply for your new licence, it is necessary for you to obtain your Criminal Background Check from your local police. For more details, visit this link

The following is a checklist of licence requirements:

  • Proof of work status
  • Minimum age (18 years)
  • Identification (2 gov't issued IDs)
  • Criminal reference check
  • Apply in person and have a photo taken
  • Provide your certificate and proof of current membership from OCR, you must obtain a letter from OCR verifying your status as a current member - when applying/renewing, please send an email to OCR requesting a letter before you submit your application )
  • Pay the prescribed application fee of $327.37 (renewal fee is $203.82)

Fee Schedule:

  • Holistic Centre Owner:  Initial Licence $286.32 - Annual Renewal $157.30
  • Holistic Practitioner:  Initial Licence $327.37 - Annual Renewal $203.82

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We have enclosed the following link below for your information:

Disclaimer: This page and corresponding links is provided for your own information and the college does not accept any responsibility for the contents of this page or links. If in any doubt, consult with the municipality.


Toronto - Holistic Centres and Holistic Practitioners - Chapter 545 - 1184_545
Relating to Owners of Holistic Centers and Holistic Practitioners

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Updated: Sept. 17 2020

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