Depending on your location and the type of vehicle you intend to drive, the process to get your Canada driving license can vary. In order to make the process simple and quick to start, we've put together everything you might need in one easy to navigate place. Regardless of what kind of vehicle, or stage of the Canada driving license process you are at, we've got you covered. So let's start working on your Canadian driving license today.
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A lot of Canadians assume that getting a driver's license of any kind, whether it's a car license, motorcycle license, boat license, truck license, bus license or air brake license, is only good to be able to drive that particular vehicle, but in reality, a Canadian driving license has many other benefits.
The first benefit of having a Canada driving license is that it lets police and other governmental and corporate personnel know that you are legally certified to drive a specific type of motor vehicle in your province or territory of residence.
If you're ever asked to prove your identity for things like writing a check, opening a bank account, enrolling for school and many other day-to-day tasks, your Canadian driver's license is your primary identification.
If you are ever in an accident while driving or a passenger who is injured, emergency personnel will use your Canada driving license to identify who you are and how to contact your family.
Your licence carries a universal organ donor symbol which doctors know to look for if you pass away unexpectedly. Being an organ donor means your organs can be removed and transplanted to others in need.
If your wallet is ever lost and someone is trying to return it to you, your Canada driving license is the best thing they can use to track you down and return your property.
Often times to avoid alcohol or tobacco from being sold to underage individuals, stores will ask for your drivers licence to verify that you are old enough to be purchasing these products.
If you ever go clubbing, to ensure your meeting the minimum age requirements, you will be asked to show your Canada driving license as proof of age.
Often times when you're travelling, especially on domestic flights, your licence is your primary ID and will be requested while checking in as well as prior to boarding your flight.
There is often some confusion among new drivers, people from other countries or different parts of Canada because the naming conventions for various classes of driving license differ from place to place in Canada, like: class 5 license, class 6 license, class 7 license, G class license, and M class licensees. To make things easier, we offer the following quick links for information about beginner / learner driving licenses for each of the provinces and territories in Canada. You may also find this article helpful: Your Canadian written driving test - top 10 tips to pass.
Alberta Learners License - For new Alberta Drivers
BC Learners License - For new British Columbia drivers
Manitoba Class 5L Learners License - For new Manitoba drivers
NB Learners License - For new Brunswick beginners
NL Class 5 Learner License - For Beginning NL drivers
NWT Learners License – Class 7 - For new Northwest Territories driver
NS Learners License – Class 7 - For new Nova Scotia drivers
Nunavut Class 7 Learners License - For new Nunavut drivers
Ontario G1 Driver's License - For new Ontario learner stage drivers
PEI Class 7 Instruction Driver’s Permit - For PEI beginners
Quebec Learners Permit or Class 5 Learner Licence - For new QC drivers
Saskatchewan Learners License - Class 7L - For new Saskatchewan drivers
Yukon Class 7 Learners License - For Yukon drivers
Alberta Motorcycle Learners License - For new Alberta riders
BC Motorcycle Learners License - For new British Columbia riders
Manitoba Class 6L Motorcycle Learners License - For new Manitoba riders
NB Motorcycle Learners License - For new Brunswick beginning riders
NL Class 6 Level 1 Motorcycle Learner License - For beginning NL riders
NWT Class 6 Motorcycle Learners License - For new NWT riders
NS LM Motorcycle Learners License – Class 7 - For new Nova Scotia riders
Nunavut Class 6 Motorcycle Learners License - For new Nunavut riders
Ontario M1 Motorcycle Driver's License - For new Ontario riders
PEI Class 6 Motorcycle Learner License - For PEI beginning riders
QC Learners Permit/Class 5 Motorcycle Learner - For new QC riders
Saskatchewan Motorcycle Learners License - For new SK riders
Yukon Class 6 Motorcycle Learners License - For new Yukon riders
Our team has put together the license information, license requirements, license restrictions and a step-by-step process to help folks get a Canadian driving license in the shortest possible time period. A Canadian driving licence is typically a Canada car driver's licence or a Canada motorcycle driver's licence, but we provide information for other kinds of vehicles as well.
Depending on where you live, the process of getting your Canada driving license can differ. Choosing your province or territory allows us to direct you to the right people and resources who can provide the best possible Canadian driver licensing information. For your own safety and that of others, always be sure you have the proper amount of vehicle insurance before you drive and the appropriate documentation for the vehicle being driven.For an easy-to-understand version of the Graduated Licensing system (or part) for any Canadian province or territory, we invite you to explore the links below: