Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Buying a car and oh...getting a license

A newcomer to Ontario is required to apply for an Ontario driver's license within 60 days of taking up residence in the province.

Drivers applying for their first car or motorcycle license enter Ontario's Graduated Licensing System (GLS). Graduated licensing lets new drivers get driving experience and skills gradually. The two-step licensing process takes at least 20 months to complete.

To apply for a license, you must be at least 16 years old and pass a vision test and a test of your knowledge of the rules of the road and traffic signs. After you pass these tests, you will get a Class G1 or M1 license and a driver information package for new drivers. You must pass two road tests to become fully licensed.

New drivers earn full driving privileges in two stages and have five years to complete the program (Classes G1, G2, M2 or M2 with condition "L") and graduate to a full license (Classes G, M or M with condition L).

You can check the website below for all the info you will need regarding tests, locations, fees etc for getting your driving license in Ontario.


I'll post the info on buying a car next.

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