Gas marketer licence

Section 48 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998 provides that no person is permitted to carry on business as a gas marketer without a licence.

A gas marketer means a person who:

(a) sells or offers to sell gas to a low-volume consumer ;
(b) acts as agent or broker for a seller of gas to a low-volume consumer; or
(c) acts or offers to act as an agent or broker for a low –volume consumer in the purchase of gas.

A low-volume consumer means a person who uses less than 50,000 m3 of gas in a year.

If you are interested in applying for a natural gas marketer licence or if you would like to renew your licence, refer to the link below and download an application form. A sample licence is available for viewing by clicking the link below. Complete and mail two copies of the application form to the Board, along with any required attachments and a cheque or money order in Canadian funds made payable to the Ontario Energy Board.

For each licence application filed with the Board, the applicant must submit a non-refundable application fee of:

  • $1000 for applicants applying for a new natural gas marketer licence;
  • $200 for applicants applying to renew their natural gas marketer licence and have paid their annual registration fee.

A licensee must pay an annual registration fee for every year of its licence. The annual registration fee for a natural gas marketer licence is $800.

Licensees must comply with the Board's Code of Conduct for Gas Marketers and all other conditions set out in their licence.

For a list of active licensees and a list of current applicants, click on the links below:

If you require an amendment to your natural gas marketer licence, please use the following link for more information about applications for licence amendments.