The Saskatchewan graduated drivers license program (or Saskatchewan GDL), involves three main stages (actually six if one counts driver education and driving practice - see below for more). There is also a Similar to the SK graduated motorcycle driver licensing program. Each new car, van or light truck driver has to successfully complete the Class 7 Learner & Class 5 Novice 1 & 2 stages before they can graduate to the final stage - a full, unrestricted Saskatchewan Class 5 drivers license. A similar program exists for motorcycle drivers called the Saskatchewan MGDL
At ICanDrive.ca, we strive to make the Saskatchewan graduated drivers license process as easy to understand as possible. We've compiled everything you need to know to get your Saskatchewan driving licence in a way that is easy to follow, so you can get a SK driver's license as quickly as possible.
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The Saskatchewan graduated drivers license program is administered by Saskatchewan Government Insurance (or SGI for short). This is the institution responsible for Saskatchewan's Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) program, which is made up of three main levels, (learner, novice & final Class 5 driver), but a more detailed breakdown actually reveals 6 distinct stages: Step 1 - Get your Class 7 learner’s licence, Step 2 - Complete the driver education, Step 3 - Get your Class 5 Novice 1 licence, Step 4 - Practice driving as a Novice 1 driver, Step 5 - Practice driving as a Novice 2 driver, Step 6 - if there are no issues at the Novice 2 stage, you graduate to an experienced Class 5 driver.
Each level is designed to ensure that every new Saskatchewan driver builds the skills necessary to drive safely in any road condition. By learning the road signs, road rules, driving maneuvers and everything else covered in the Saskatchewan GDL process, new drivers emerge as confident, capable Class 5 licensed Saskatchewan drivers.
7L licence + Class 5 Novice 1 licence = Class 5 Novice 2 licence --> Class 5 licence
The first step in learning how to drive, is to get your Saskatchewan Class 7 learner’s licence. This involves a written test, which is designed to assess a drivers knowledge of Saskatchewan road signs and road rules. We highly recommend our free SGI written test practice series for anyone at this stage of the Saskatchewan graduated drivers license program.
Basic knowledge exam+ Sign exam + Vision test --> Class 7L licence
You can get your 7L licence as early as 15 years of age:
Here's how to get your Class 7L licence:
Bring the associated test fees
Take and pass the basic knowledge exam
Take and pass the sign exam
Pass a vision test
After having held a Class 7L Learner license for a minimum of 9 months and having completed a mandatory driver education course, new drivers can begin the process of getting a Saskatchewan Class 5 Novice 1 license.
practice driving (1 year) + Driver Education + road test --> Class 5 Novice 1 Licence
You can get your Class 5 Novice 1 licence after remaining at the Class 7L level for 12 months:
Here's how to get your Class 5 Novice 1:
Complete mandatory driver education
Bring a vehicle in good working order
Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment
Take and Pass the road test
Obtaining a Saskatchewan Class 5 Novice 2 license, means that a new driver has graduated to a more experienced driver profile in the Saskatchewan graduated drivers license program
Class 5 Novice 1 licence + 6 months safe driving --> Class 5 Novice 2 licence
A 6 month wait period is required between both novice stages.
Here's how to get your Class 5 Novice 2 Licence:
Practice safe driving for 6 months
By the time a driver reaches the Saskatchewan Class 5 driver license stage, they should have mastered the necessary skills to become a safe, capable and competent driver. Someone with a Saskatchewan Class 5 driver license can also act as a supervising driver for new drivers. It's very important to learn and practice all of the necessary driving skills before obtaining this licensing level. Don't forget, you must also carry the proper registration documents, and sufficient Saskatchewan car insurance anytime you drive on public roads.
Class 5 Novice 2 Licence + safe driving (1 year) --> Class 5 licence
You can get your Class 5 licence after holding a probation free Class 5 Novice 2 licence for 12 months.
Here's how to get your Class 5 licence:
Complete the GDL process
Practice safe driving for 12 months.
Regardless of which kind of Saskatchewan driver license you need to apply for, we can point you to the appropriate resources. While most new drivers get a Saskatchewan motorcycle drivers license or a Saskatchewan car driving license, many others need or want a more specific type of license like a Saskatchewan truck driving license, or Saskatchewan bus driver license, a Saskatchewan air brake license or a Saskatchewan boating license. Click the links for more information.
Depending on where you live in Canada, the process of getting your Canada drivers licence can be different. Choose your province or territory and allow us to direct you to the right people and resources.