Conditions for get a driver’s license in Canada

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Conditions for get a driver’s license in Canada

Those who have recently immigrated to Canada can easily obtain a driver’s license in Canada if they have already been certified in their home country. The Government of Canada has pointed out that those who have immigrated to Canada from another country must obtain their driver’s license and how to drive from the source country. The Government of Canada also allows these citizens to drive for 60 days with the same license. Depending on which country you received your license from, you can easily get your license in that country in one process, even without having to go through driving training. Of course, it should also be noted that most foreign nationals in Canada need to take practical and written exams to obtain a Canadian driving license. Your Driving experience can not help you in this direction.

One of the challenges is that you first need to familiarize yourself with the driving signs of each province individually. In the following, we will explain more about the terms and conditions of the process of obtaining a driver’s license in Canada; If you are planning to immigrate to this country and you want to get a driver’s license in this country, stay with us until the end of this article.

The general driving style in Canada

Because Canada is part of the Commonwealth of Independent States, you might think that the steering wheel in this country is also on the right side, but fortunately Canada, like Iran and many other countries in the world, is on the left and driving is on the right side of the road. . Therefore, driving will not be a problem for those who have just immigrated to Canada.

The age of driving in Canada varies from province to province, and each state can determine the age of driving license for its citizens. That is why all provinces have set the driving age at 16 years, and only Alberta has set the driving license and driving age at two years, less than 14 years for its citizens.

As you know, the language of traffic signs is universal and there is no difference between European and American countries and Iran in this regard. There are some exceptions such as club, drunk driving, and… which do not exist in Iran, and if you drive in these countries, you will learn the signs well and it is not difficult at all and there is no need to worry.

We should also point out that the letters on the boards are usually English, not Persian; So you must work on your language and strengthen it.

Introducing the types of driver’s licenses in Canada

In Canada, as in Iran, there are different types of driving licenses, but the variety of these licenses is more than in Iran and reaches 15 different types. The most valuable and best license has the lowest number and the most common type of license is the license of a vehicle with 5 passengers. Also, the laws from one province to another have usually minor differences, so it is better to study the laws of each province separately.

  • Class A or 1:

Permitted vehicles of categories D and G as well as all types of trucks and trailers

  • Class B or 2:

Authorized vehicles of categories C, D, E, F, and G, and school buses

  • Class C or 3:

Permitted vehicles of categories D, F, and G, and ordinary buses

  • Class D or 4:

Permitted vehicles of category G Any vehicle up to 11 tons

  • Class E or 5:

Permitted vehicles of categories F and G and other standard passenger vehicles

  • Class F or 6:

Authorized G-Class vehicles and ambulances, taxis and minibusses

  • Class G or 7:

Any cars, vans, or small trucks, trailers with a total weight of 11 tons, vans with a total weight of 11 tons.

  • Class G1:

Level one is the most basic level of driving license, and people who have this license must drive with someone who has a G-level license and at least 4 years of driving experience.

  • Class G2:

It is the second level of driving and people who have this license can drive without a companion.

  • Class M or 8:

Any type G motorcycles and vehicles, of course, in the case of driving motor vehicles, this category is treated as the G1 group.

  • Class M1:

The first level of motorcycle license that can drive the motorcycle in certain conditions.

  • Class M2:

The second level of the license of motorcycles and G-Class vehicles. Of course, in the case of driving motor vehicles, this category is treated like the G1 group.

For most people, as well as immigrants, having a 5th to 7th-grade driver’s license is sufficient.

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The process of obtaining a driver’s license in Canada

driver’s license from countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States can be converted in Canada, and Iranian individuals and citizens must submit the documents required by the Canadian government to the relevant centers to obtain a driver’s license and pay the required and specified fee.

To be able to obtain a driver’s license, Iranian immigrants must go to the police-traffic office, which in Canada is called Access, and submit and complete the relevant forms.

Please note that these forms will only be available in person and you will not be able to access them online. You will be asked for ID documents that you must collect and after completing them, submit the relevant form and pay the relevant fee.

Once you have your documents collected, submit them to the nearest police-traffic office. After going through these steps and the registration process, you will be given a written driving test and you will drive after that test. After passing the written test, you will receive a G1 license, which is for beginners, the beginner level lasts 12 months and you must drive with a G1 license for one year and then apply for a G2 certificate.

When you have a G1 license, you need to do the following:

  1. You must not drink alcohol while driving and your blood alcohol level should be zero.
  2. You are not allowed to drive from 12 pm to 5 am.

Seat belts are required.

  1. Be with people who have at least 4 years of driving experience.

After passing the G1 test, which is the road test, you will receive the G2 certificate, and when you have the G2 certificate:

  1. You are allowed to drive at all hours of the day and night.
  2. You can drive on all roads.
  3. You no longer need the presence of an experienced person.
  4. Do not drink alcohol while driving.
  5. And do not forget to fasten the belt.

Once you have passed the G2 test and passed it, you only have 4 years to get the G level license, otherwise, your G2 license will be revoked.

G1 test

Regulations test(knowledge of the rules of the road and traffic signs)

Before taking the G1 exam, you should read the official MTO instruction manual carefully.

Take the following with you when taking the exam:

  1. Two pieces of identification
  2. Money to pay expenses
  3. Glasses or contact lenses (if needed while driving)

Road test

Before passing the final G1 test, you should carefully read the official MTO driver’s license.

Take the following with you when taking the exam:

  1. Suitable vehicle
  2. Money to pay expenses
  3. Glasses or contact lenses (if needed while driving)
  4. Be on-site at least half an hour before the road test.

G2 test

After one year of level one road driving test and G2 driving license, you can register for the G2 road test. This test measures more complex driving skills such as driving on highways and double parks and so on.

If you pass the Level 2 driving test in Canada, you will receive a full G-level driving license.

Road test

The road test examines a person's driving skills in traffic and driving a vehicle. In this test, a person's abilities in following the rules of the road and performing safe driving techniques will be examined. After the person feels that he can drive safely and has enough confidence to participate in the test, he can register and participate in this test via the Internet, telephone, or in-person at any of the driving test centers.

  1. The person must bring a suitable vehicle for the road test. This vehicle must have proper operating conditions, license, and insurance.
  2. If the person is at level 1, he or she must bring another driver to the driving test center.
  3. If you are a Level 2 driver, you must be prepared to pass the test and have an alternative way to return.
  4. It is not allowed to carry any pets or other passengers during the driving test.
  5. The driving instructor, friends, acquaintances, and translators will not be able to accompany the person during the driving test.
  6. All road tests have a set time frame. Before the test begins, the test taker notifies the test taker of the duration of the test.
  7. No illegal activity will be required of the individual during the road test.

The examiner explains the test to the examiner and the examiner must follow his / her instructions.

  1. The examiner is not allowed to guide the examiner during the exam.
  2. Any questions should be asked of the examiner before starting the test.
  3. It is not possible to use auxiliary driving systems in the road test. These systems include cruise control, an automatic parking system, rear cameras, and.

Equipment needed for the G2 test

Before taking the G2 final test, Qard must have experience driving on the highway and driving at a speed of at least 80 km / h. Before taking the test, a person must submit a statement about their driving experience on the highway, describing it as their driving experience. Take the following with you when taking the exam:

  1. A vehicle with suitable operating conditions
  2. Money to pay expenses
  3. Glasses or contact lenses (if needed while driving)
  4. at least half an hour before the test you should be there

Documents required to obtain a driver’s license in Canada

To obtain a Canadian driver’s license, you need valid identification, valid identification from the Canadian government:

Identity documents of Canadian citizens

  1. Passport (Canadian or foreign)
  2. Canadian citizenship card with photo
  3. Native Canadian Driver license of Driver’s license in Canada
  4. State Photo Card (Ontario &…)

Identity documents of permanent residents

  1. Permanent Residence Card PR

Residence Driver’s license / IMM1000

  1. Driver’s license of permanent residence with a valid passport of your country of origin
  2. State Photo Card (Ontario &…)

Identity documents of temporary residents

  1. IMM 1442 Student Permit / Student Certificate
  2. Work permit/employment driver’s license IMM 1442
  3. Registered proof of being a visitor
  4. Temporary residence permit
  5. IMM 1434 Asylum Status assertion
  6. Photocopied application form for asylum IMM 7703
  7. Report to Canadian Immigration Law, the photographer
  8. State Photo Card (Ontario &…)

Costs related to driving conditions and obtaining a license

There is no universal standard for obtaining a certificate, which means that the difficulty and cost of obtaining a license vary greatly from country to country. You may face zero cost in the country when you get the certificate, or it may be too high for you.

The licensing process is usually long in some countries and requires very different fees to go to class and pass the course. It costs about $ 158.25 to get a driver’s license in Canada. It will cost $ 23 US dollars.

It is interesting to note that the licensing process in Canada can be delayed for up to 24 months. However, for some people this time will be less than about 20 months. During this time you will have to go through a series of steps and processes to get your Canadian driver’s license.

Total costs include the cost of a vision test, a written test or knowledge test, and two stages of a driving test or road test that you must pay. Keep in mind that you must be at least 16 years old to get a Canadian certificate.

Extension or renewal of your driving license

A Canadian driver’s license is usually valid for 5 years and you will need to renew it online or in person after 5 years.

Online renewal is possible if:

  1. Have a complete driver’s license like G.
  2. Your address has not changed in the last 90 days.
  3. Do not need to take a visual, written, or road test.
  4. Do not have special health conditions that prevent you from driving.
  5. Do not have unpaid fines.

Online license Website in Canada

In Canada, each province has its driving and driving licenses, so it's best to get your driver’s license from where you live for more than six months. The following is a list of websites:

Click on each province for your place of residence in Canada.

  1. Alberta
  2. British Columbia
  3. Manitoba
  4. New Brunswick
  5. Newfoundland and Labrador
  6. Northwest Territories
  7. Nova Scotia
  8. Nunavut
  9. Ontario
  10. Prince Edward Island
  11. Quebec
  12. Saskatchewan
  13. Yukon

Canada is a country with very cold weather and heavy snowfall; Perhaps one of the reasons why obtaining a license is so challenging. You should become a great driver so you can easily control your car while driving. Getting a driver’s license in Canada is not a difficult task, and whether you are a beginner or an experienced driver, you can get your driver’s license and enjoy driving on the beautiful and green roads of Canada by passing written and road tests and vision tests.

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