Learn More About How To Book The G Test And The Complete List Of G1 Requirements
How to get a driving license in Canada?
You have to take the following tests: the G1 exam and the G2 and G road tests. Since Canada makes use of the graduated licensing program, if you are a beginner, the first test to take is the G1 test. If you pass it, you’ll obtain a learning license or learner’s permit.
What are the G1 test requirements?
For each province, there are different G1 requirements. That’s why you have to research the rules and regulations of your province.
The table below is a summary of the things you have to know before and after taking the test. It contains the driving age in Canada, G1 driving rules, and who can a G1 driver drive with, among others.
|Province||Eligibility||G1 License Restrictions|
|Alberta||At least 14 years old||
|British Columbia||At least 16 years old||
|Manitoba||If enrolled in any driver education training in high school, you can take the learners test at 15 and a half years old, and if not, you must be at least 16 years old.||
|New Brunswick||At least 16 years old||
|Newfoundland and Labrador||At least 16 years old||
|Northwest Territories||At least 15 years old||
|Nova Scotia||At least 16 years old||
|Nunavut||At least 16 years old||
|Ontario||At least 16 years old||
|Prince Edward Island||At least 16 years old||
|Quebec||At least 16 years old
Non-Canadians must provide proof of authorization to remain in Canada for at least 6 months
|Saskatchewan||Begin the learner licensing process at 15 years of age (enrolled in a high school driver education program) and get a license at 16||
|Yukon||At least 15 years old||
How much is the G1 test?
Most provinces have a G1 cost of $158.25. If it is retaken, an additional fee of $15.75 will be added. Other costs should you invest in them are $16 for the MTO Driver’s Handbook, and at least $200 to $800 for driver education programs.
What can I bring to the G1 test?
The things you need to bring are:
- G1 test fee
- 2 forms of proof of identification, such as a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship, passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.
- Wear glasses or lenses, if applicable
Where to do the G1 test?
You must book the G1 test at testing locations near you. You can also apply at DriveTest Centres or travel points.
How to pass the knowledge test?
You should make use of learner’s practice tests. As a beginner, you should know the basics, such as road signs and traffic rules. You wouldn’t want to get your G1 licence suspended because you didn’t know the rules of the road.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the driving rules and regulations for Ontario Canada?
After getting your G1 license in Ontario, you must observe a few regulations. Since it is a learner’s license, it has a few restrictions. As a G1 driver, you must always be accompanied by a fully-licensed driver, and you must have a 0 blood alcohol level while driving. You are also required to accommodate passengers based on the number of seatbelts your car has. Lastly, you are prohibited from driving between 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m, and you aren’t allowed on 400-series highways.
Can I drive in Canada on a valid British driving license?
Yes, you can. But, take note that you might also be asked for an International Driving Permit. Some car hire companies require it. So, make sure to check the requirements first before you travel.
In Canada, what is the driving age?
The legal driving age in Canada varies, so it is always better to research beforehand. But, most provinces require their driving age to be at least 16 years old.
Is my international driver’s license valid in Canada?
Yes, it is. It is also called an International Driver’s Permit because it allows you to drive in another country. In Canada, Ontario primarily accepts the use of the IDP by its visitors.