Getting a Saskatchewan Learners License - Class 7L

The journey of learning how to drive a light truck or basic passenger vehicle in Saskatchewan begins with getting a Class 7L or Saskatchewan learners license. The team at would like to assist you at each step along the way. From study tips to Saskatchewan learners license practice tests, we have everything you need to successfully get your SK 7L learners licence.

Getting Your Saskatchewan Class 7L Licence

Basic knowledge exam+ Sign exam + Vision test --> Class 7L licence

Getting Your Class 7L Saskatchewan Learners License.

Every new Saskatchewan driver must go through the SK graduated driver licensing process, which begins with studying for and successfully getting a Class 7L Saskatchewan learners license. The institution responsible for driver licensing in Saskatchewan is called SGI, or Saskatchewan Government Insurance Corporation. To get a Saskatchewan learners license, you must first pass the SGI written test. In order to make the process easier, we've got everything you need to learn in one place so you can proceed worry-free.

15 Years Old + Driver Education Program

You can begin the Class 7L learner licensing process at 15 years of age if you are enrolled in a High School Driver Education Program (with parental approval)


16 Years Old

You can get a Saskatchewan learners license once you turn 16 (parental approval is required under the age of 18).

Book Your Knowledge Test

If you're attempting the SGI written test at any location other than the Regina and Saskatoon Central offices, you need to pre-book your test appointment. You can either book online through MySGI or call/visit a motor license issuer.

Follow A Reasonable Study Plan

If you want to be well-prepared and not stressed out for the SGI written exam, make sure you give yourself enough time to get ready. It's never a good idea to try to memorize everything the night before, and definitely recommended that you give yourself a couple of weeks to thoroughly learn the necessary Saskatchewan road rules and road signs material.

Study The Saskatchewan Drivers Handbook

Everything you need to know about Saskatchewan road signs and road rules is available in detail in the Saskatchewan Drivers Handbook. Dedicate a good amount of time to read through and study the entire handbook. Revisit any sections that you don't understand.

Practice SGI Class 7 Practice Tests

Once you've established a good understanding of Saskatchewan road signs and road rules, use our free SGI written test practice sets to test your driving knowledge. These practice tests are designed to be as close in format and content to the actual SGI Class 7 knowledge test and are a very efficient learning tool for new Saskatchewan drivers.

Basic Knowledge Exam & Sign Exam

  • The Saskatchewan basic knowledge test section is designed to assess a drivers understanding of Saskatchewan rules of the road. The Saskatchewan sign exam section tests your knowledge of traffic signs. Each test section is 40 questions
  • The SK Class 7 exam can be taken at any SGI driver examination office
  • The tests can be computer based or written depending on the SGI driver exam office
  • Aside from the Regina and Saskatoon central offices, you need to make an appointment prior to attempting the Saskatchewan knowledge test
  • Both test sections will be marked on the spot and you need to correctly answer 32/40 (80% grade) on each section to pass
  • No books, cellphones or other electronic devices are allowed in the test area
  • To maximize your chances of passing, utilize the information in the Saskatchewan Drivers Handbook and test yourself with our SGI written test practice series

Vision Test

In addition to testing your knowledge of Saskatchewan road signs and road rules your vision will also be tested and you must meet the approved visions standards.

Test Available In Different Languages

The Class 7 knowledge test is available in 58 different languages. Check with your local SGI driver exam office for available language options.

A lot of people who take the Saskatchewan learners license test struggle with some level of anxiety. In order to make your SGI test day as stress-free as possible, we've put together a list of things you need to do or bring with you, so you don't forget anything important.

Get A Good Nights Sleep

A rested mind is statistically likely to perform better in a test environment. Get a good nights sleep before your test day.

Arrive Early

Even if you've pre-booked your test appointment time, it's still a good idea to arrive at least 30 minutes early to settle in and relax before the test. If you're doing a walk-in at the Regina or Saskatoon Central offices, plan to arrive well in advance - at least a few hours before closing time so you can comfortably take the test.

Documents To Bring

Identity & Residency Documents:

In order to take the SGI Class 7 knowledge test, you need to bring along identification documents proving your identity and residency status:

Consent Documents:

If you are under the age of 18, your parent/legal guardian must also provide consent to take the SK Class 7 written test.

Vision Aids

If you need glasses or contacts to drive, make sure you bring them along.

Applicable Fees

If you've pre-booked your test appointment, you would have already paid the $25 test fee, otherwise make sure you read through the Saskatchewan applicable test fees to know what to expect.

Test Re-takes

If for some reason you fail to score 80% on either test section, you can retake the test the next day.

Getting Your SK 7L Licence Card

Once you've passed your SGI Class 7 test for a Saskatchewan learners license, you need to validate your licence at a motor license issuer and pay the associated fees to get your actual licence card.

Minimum Licence Holding Period

You must remain at the 7L learner stage for a minimum of 9 months.

Driver Training/Education Courses

As a Class 7L licence holder, you need to complete mandatory driver training to move to the Class 5 Saskatchewan Novice License levels 1 & 2. This can be accomplished in two ways:

Driver Training With A Certified Driving Instructor

  • 6 in-class hours
  • 6 in-car hours

High School Driver Education Program

All provincial school divisions and SGI offices offer free, mandatory driver education to high school students.

  • 30 in-class hours. You can take your Class 7L knowledge test after completing the first 10 hours and finish the rest of the program later
  • 6 in-car hours. You are allowed to do 1 hour of in-car training prior to getting your Class 7L licence and must complete the remaining 5 hours after you've gotten your 7L

Supervised Driving

You must always be accompanied by someone with the equivalent of a Saskatchewan Class 5 driver license, as a supervising driver seated in the front seat next to you.

No Alcohol

All Saskatchewan learners license holders are prohibited from consuming alcohol or drugs before driving.

Passenger Limit

Passengers must be limited to the number of functioning seat belts in the vehicle and only immediate family members can be passengers between the hours of midnight and 5 am.

No Electronic Devices

Handheld devices (phones, tablets etc.) are not allowed while driving.

Track Driving Hours

You should track your in-car practice hours.

Looking For Information On Other SK Car Licence Types?

SK GDL Process

Saskatchewan's GDL process is designed to equip new drivers with strong driving skills for all road and Saskatchewan weather conditions.

SK Novice Licences

The Saskatchewan Class 5 novice licensing stages allow drivers to gradually shift from moderate to more advanced driving scenarios.

SK Class 5 Licence

The Saskatchewan Class 5 drivers license is the final, full, unrestricted license which passenger vehicle drivers obtain at the end of the GDL journey.

Looking For A Different Saskatchewan Licence Type?

Choose the type of vehicle you need to get a Saskatchewan licence for

While most SK drivers get a Saskatchewan car driving license or a Saskatchewan motorcycle drivers license, many other drivers need or want a more specific type of licence. Typically, these other kinds of licenses include a Saskatchewan truck driving license, or Saskatchewan bus driver license, a Saskatchewan boating license or a Saskatchewan air brake license. We can point you in the right direction regardless of what kind of Saskatchewan driver license you require.