Window Tinting Laws
WINDOW TINTING LAWS CANADA

 

WINDOW TINTING LAWS CANADA

Window tinting laws are different in each province of Canada. A brief summary of laws in each province is listed below.

  • British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island

    • No window film is permitted on the driver's compartment, right and left.
    • Any film installation can be done on the side windows behind the driver.
    • If the vehicle has two exterior rear view mirrors, film installation can be done to the rear window.
  • Manitoba

    • For driver's compartment, right and left, the minimum VLT (visible light transmittance), net, is 50% and the maximum is 35% (both + 5%).
    • For windows behind the driver's compartment, the minimum VLT, net, is 35% (+ 5%).
    • Where film is installed behind the driver's compartment, 2 external rear view mirrors are required.
  • Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland

    • For the driver's compartment, right and left, no film can be installed that would substantially obscure visibility from the exterior.
    • Behind the driver's compartment, any film can be installed.
  • Quebec

    • For the driver's compartment, right and left, the minimum VLT, net, is 70%.
    • Any film installation can be done behind the driver's compartment if the vehicle has two exterior rear view mirrors.
  • Nova Scotia

    • No window tinting film is allowed on any glazing surface.

 

NOTE: The above information could possibly be inaccurate and we are not responsible for any inaccuracy. Use this information for guidance only. Laws vary from province to province and are subject to change at any given time. GLASSESSENTIAL recommends further inquiry regarding tinting laws with your local police department.