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How To Get A Driver’s License in Canada as an Immigrant

By Sierra April 3, 2022 (Updated May 9, 2022) 3 min. read
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Depending on which city you immigrate to in Canada based on your daily routine, getting a driver’s license and maybe even a car may be a high priority for you. Unless you are living in Vancouver, Montreal, or Toronto (Canada’s most walkable cities) then you made need to learn what it takes to get a driver’s license as a newcomer.

Car Insurance

Having car insurance when driving in Canada is mandatory. If you regularly drive a car that belongs to a relative or friend, you should make sure you’re listed on their car insurance plan.

You can get different types of car insurance plans, including coverage for either or both:

Your car insurance cost depends on the plan you choose and your:

The cost also varies between insurance companies. For this reason, you should:

Getting a Driver’s License in Canada

The steps you need to follow to obtain a driver’s license in Canada depend on which province or territory you are settling in. Below you can find each province’s guidelines on getting a driver’s license!

Transferring Your License in Canada

If you already have a driver’s license, you may have the option to transfer your license to a Canadian driver’s license based on the province you’re moving to. Usually, in these cases, you will not need to retake a driver’s road test so it’s important to explore all the options when moving to Canada!

Related Article: Buying a Car in Canada as a Newcomer

Canada’s Driving Laws and Rules

When driving in Canada, you must follow driving laws and you should take the time to learn the laws in your province or territory. Driving laws are strictly enforced in Canada. Penalties for breaking the law are generally severe. Read about some of the most important laws to know. For a full list of laws and rules about driving, get a copy of the driving guide issued by the department that regulates cars and driving in your province or territory. You can usually get these guides at service centers, online, and in stores

If you’re in an accident

If you are involved in a car accident in Canada, it is a serious crime to leave the scene. This includes accidents with another vehicle or hitting a pedestrian. If you’re in an accident you need to:

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