Unless you live in the heart of a walkable city, you'll probably want to get a driver's license when you relocate to Canada.
In this blog, we'll cover everything you need to know about getting your driver's license as a newcomer to Canada.
The provincial government issues driver's licenses in Canada, so your process may be different depending on which province or territory you live in.
No matter the province, there are two things you can expect from the process of getting a driver's license:
- A knowledge test – You'll be tested on road rules.
- A driving test – Some provinces have one, and some have two.
Your province-issued driver's license allows you to drive anywhere in Canada. It also acts as an essential piece of Canadian photo ID.
Your license will expire on the expiry date printed on the card. However, you can renew your license before expiration to continue driving legally.
Getting a License from Scratch
Immigrants from most countries must undergo the process for a brand new driver's license, just like any new Canadian driver.
This means you'll have to take all of the required tests.
Prepare for your knowledge test by reviewing study guides and taking online practice tests. It's crucial to know the rules of the road so you'll understand what to do in every situation you encounter while driving.
You can pay for private driving lessons to prepare for practical driving tests. A driving instructor can help you understand what will be on the test. They'll make sure you're practicing all the important parts of driving.