This is not always the case. Each province in Canada has its own special rules and regulations for the road, as well as special rules and regulations for obtaining driver’s licenses. Before you can get an Ontario driver’s licence, you must be aware of the conditions, and be prepared to do whatever you need to, including re-taking driver’s tests if necessary. The following information is meant to help newcomers to Ontario understand what they need to do to obtain an Ontario driver’s licence, and how to drive under Ontario’s laws. Before you can even think about obtaining an Ontario driver’s licence, you must have a valid driver’s licence from your country. Canadian provinces and territories will only accept driver’s licences issued by other jurisdictions. This is why it is important to know in advance if your country will issue a driver’s licence that is accepted by Ontario.
First of all, in order to legally drive in Ontario, you must be at least 16 years old. It doesn’t matter how old you are, or how long you have been driving. If you are new to Ontario and want a driver’s licence, you must go through the graduated licensing system. Of course, if you have a licence from another province or country, it will help you to get through the system and get your licence a bit sooner than you normally would. You can get all of the information you need about this by visiting any of the Ontario DriveTest Driver Examination Centres, or by visiting the Ontario Ministry of Transportation website.
If you do not have a licence, or your out-of-province licence has been invalid for more than three years, you will have to start at the start. There are two levels to the graduated licensing system, and it will take two years before you are a fully licensed driver. Should you decide to take driver education, you could be eligible to take your first road test in just eight months.
Three Important Questions
When you are applying as a new driver in Ontario, there are three important questions you are going to be asked.
You will not be able to go any further until you are able to provide this information.
Already Have a Licence From Somewhere Else?
If you have been driving for less than one year, you will start your Ontario driver’s licence at Level 1. If you have had this licence for more than a year, but less than two years, you may be eligible to take the Level 1 road test.
If you have never had a licence, or your licence has been invalid for three years or longer, you will be considered to be a new driver, and must go through the graduated licensing system. If you have a driver’s licence from outside of Ontario, and you have been a driver for less than two years, you may be eligible to receive a Level 2 licence (G2 licence), and depending on your experience, you may have time exemptions. If you have had another driver’s licence for more than two years, you may be able to get a regular licence ( full G licence) without any further requirements.
What You Need If You Are a Novice Driver
When you apply for your new driver’s licence in Ontario, there are certain pieces of information that you are required to bring along with you.
Have patience, and in no time at all, you will be a fully licensed driver in Ontario.