Regardless of the type of Ontario driving licence, you are looking for there is a standard Ontario graduated driver licensing program (GDL) facilitated by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) that you need to follow in order to qualify for a full Ontario G car licence, Ontario M motorcycle licence or any other type of Ontario driving licence. The GDL programs are structured to help all drivers learn the necessary driving skills before they are able to independently operate a vehicle in Ontario. Everything about the Ontario drivers licence process, knowledge tests and roads tests can be found in our helpful Ontario driving test sections below.
Choose the type of Ontario driving test you need to attempt:
For a prospective car driver, it is imperative that you pass the Ontario G1 test (see our G1 test practice series), the Ontario G2 test, and the Ontario G driving test. In order to help you understand the Ontario driving test process, we've put together basic Ontario licence information, a summary of what you will need for the Ontario G1 test and the type of driving practice you need before you can attempt the actual Ontario road tests. Make sure you have the correct documentation for your vehicle and the appropriate Ontario car insurance in place before driving on public roads.
Many new drivers would benefit with a little more guidance on the total Ontario car licensing process and it's associated requirements. The journey from a G1 licence through a G2 licence and finally to get your G licence is explained concisely to help you get through the Ontario GDL process as fast as possible.
You must be 16 to apply for an Ontario licence
Driver education is a good starting point
Passing the Ontario G1 test is stage 1 of the Ontario GDL program. Knowing the Ontario road signs and road rules is important for developing a strong foundation for driving in Ontario. Studying properly for the Ontario G1 test is essential, and using our free Ontario G1 practice test series can be extremely helpful. Some key things to keep in mind are:
Study the Entire Ontario Handbook
Practice as many G1 practice tests as possible.
You will be required to pass two separate Ontario road tests to get your G2 licence and your G licence. Both these road tests are designed so the examiner is able to assess your level of confidence and capability handling a car on a public roadway. Some key ways to prepare for the road tests are:
Refresh your mind on Ontario road signs/rules
Practice as much driving as possible, always with a supervising driver
Learning how to drive a motorcycle in Ontario is similar to Ontario car licensing, in that there is an Ontario Graduated Motorcycle Licensing process as well. However, in order to make things easier, we have put together all the steps you need to complete to get your Ontario M licence. Motorcycle driving tests in Ontario are also administered by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario and the MTO can help answer any additional motorcycle licensing in Ontario questions you might have. And, make sure you have adequate Ontario motorcycle insurance in place before driving your bike on public roads, as well as the correct documentation for your bike on hand.
At each stage of the Ontario, motorcycle graduated driver licensing process, there are specific requirements and a driving test that each Ontario motorcycle rider needs to complete. To learn more about the licensing process at the M1 licence, M2 licence or M licence stage, you can use our Ontario graduated motorcycle licensing section.
Get parental consent if your under 16
Check out motorcycle training courses
The Ontario M1 test is similar to the Ontario G1 test but focuses more on Ontario road signs and road rules that impact Ontario motorcycle drivers. Make sure you utilize our tutorial: M1 practice test questions and answers, and the information in the M1 license sections to be 100% prepared for your M1 written knowledge test.
Study the Ontario Motorcycle Handbook
Practice icandrive.ca M1 practice tests
The Ontario motorcycle level 1 road test and level 2 road test can only be passed after you have the skills to confidently navigate through traffic while driving within Ontario motorcycle rules and laws. Use our motorcycle learners tips. to pass your M1 road test and M2 motorcycle tips. to pass the M2 road test on your first attempt:
Invest in safe motorcycle gear
Practice motorcycle riding
All Ontario road test appoints for your G2 licence, G licence, M2 licence and M licence must be booked in advance with Ministry of Transportation Ontario. Make sure you get enough time to practice your vehicle handling skills before you attempt any of the Ontario road tests. It's always better to be well-prepared and pass on the first attempt vs having to repay the test fees and re-take an Ontario driving test.
The best way to be the most prepared for the first series of Ontario driving test is to practice as many Ontario G1 tests or M1 tests as possible. Once you are 100% comfortable with the Ontario driving test content and structure, you are much more likely to pass the actual Ministry of Transportation Ontario driving test on your first try.
Our G1 practice tests are not just focused on getting you ready for the first Ontario driving test, but are designed so that the information you learn stays with you for your entire driving career. All Ontario road signs, road rules and driving techniques from a theoretical perspective are covered in our Ontario G1 practice test tutorials. The more you practice the higher your chances of passing the MTO G1 test on the first attempt.
In order to get your Ontario M1 licence, you need to pass the MTO M1 knowledge test. The best way to be prepared for all the Ontario motorcycle road signs, road rules and motorcycle riding questions is by practicing as many M1 practice tests as possible. Our Ontario M1 practice test sets are almost identical in content and structure to the actual MTO M1 tests so you can be as prepared as possible.
Choose your province practice test and start practicing today.