How to Get a Quebec Driver's License

Quebec is home to Canada's largest French-speaking population and is a province rich in culture, arts and natural beauty. Driver licensing in Quebec is managed through the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) which is a crown corporation responsible for driver licensing and vehicles in Quebec. The SAAQ is constantly looking for opportunities to improve Quebec driving laws and the process for getting a Quebec driver's license.

If you want to see everything the province of Quebec has to offer, being able to drive is a great asset. In order to make your journey through the Quebec Road Safety Education Program as smooth as possible, we've put together everything you need to learn to get your Quebec driver's license. Whether it's for the Class 5 license Quebec mandates for passenger vehicles, or the motorcycle license Quebec offers, or another kind of Quebec driver's license, we strive to make the process easier.

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Choose Your Quebec Driving Licence Type

Choose the type of vehicle you need to get a Quebec driver's license for

Regardless of which Quebec driver's license you need to apply for, we have you covered. While most Quebec drivers will want or need a regular passenger vehicle drivers license or a motorcycle driving license, some Quebec drivers require a more specific type of QC drivers licence, like a Quebec air brake license, a Quebec bus driver license, a Quebec boating license, or a Quebec truck driving license, we strive to make the information easy to find, with helpful free tools & resources. Click the links below for more information.

Law governs how drivers in Quebec should navigate road situations

Regardless of whether you are a new driver or transferring your driving licence from another Canadian province/territory, it's always a good idea to familiarize yourself with all of the Quebec road rules and signs. This is to ensure you are driving correctly, and not at risk of being ticketed or fined for improper driving. We have an excellent free series to help prospective Quebec driver's license holders brush up on Quebec rules of the road and road signs and a similar exercise for motorcycle rules of the road. Of course, all drivers need to have the appropriate Quebec vehicle insurance in place, as well as maintain the proper documentation for the motor vehicle being driven.

Valid Drivers Licence

All Quebec drivers, whether QC car drivers, QC motorcycle drivers or other, need to always drive with a valid, unexpired driving license. If you are found to be driving without a license, your vehicle could be impounded along with some serious fines.

No Turning Right On a Red

If you are on the island of Montreal, it is against the law to turn right on a red light. In all other parts of Quebec, this law no longer applies, but you could be ticketed in Montreal if you turn right on a red.

Left Lane Is Only For Passing

While it is a commonly understood that the left lane is only for passing in Quebec, you will often see the traffic police enforcing this rule and fining drivers a minimum of $60 if caught driving in the left lane.

Child Safety

Quebec is the only province that has a law in place that does not allow a child under the age of 7 to be left alone in a car. If you are caught leaving a child in a vehicle alone, there is a minimum $100 fine.

Looking to Get Your Licence in a Different Province?

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Choosing your province or territory allows us to direct you to the right people and resources who can provide the best possible information for the driver licensing journey. Depending on where you live, the process of getting a Canada driving licence can be quite a bit different.