Each individual employed, appointed or authorized by a collection agency to solicit business or collect debts for the agency must hold a valid collector’s licence. In order to obtain a licence under the Collection Agencies Act, collectors must submit:
- A competed Form 2 - Application for Collector’s Licence
- A criminal record check obtained within the last 6 months.
Collector’s licences are valid for up to one year, and expire on the same date as the licence of the agency under which they are licensed. For example, if a collector becomes licensed two months after the agency has been licensed the collector’s licence will be valid for only 10 months. To renew a collector’s licence applicants must complete and submit the same items listed above.