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Hello, fellow commuter!

Please take a moment to review these simple requirements:

19 years and older

To become a Communauto member, you must be 19 years of age or older.

Class G license or G2

An Ontario G-Class, G2 or any other Canadian driver's license are required for registration.

Good driving records

Your driving record (no more than 3 months old) must be free of all major convictions. See the details below. Driver's records are available online from Service Ontario.

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Eligibility Criteria FAQ

To be eligible to join, you must:

  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Have a good credit record
  • Hold a full licence or second-stage graduated licence from your province, as follows:
Province Accepted Licences
Alberta Class 5 or 5-GLD
Nova Scotia Class 5 or 5N
Ontario Class G or G2
Quebec Class 5 or 5 probationary
  • Equivalent licences from other provinces are also accepted (See “What if I have an out-of-province or international licence?”)
  • Have no major or criminal driving convictions
  • Have no violations relating to impaired driving
Additionally, if you have more than six years of driving experience, your record must:

  • Have no more than 5 demerit points
  • Have no more than 3 accidents involving damages greater than $1000, with no more than 2 of those being at-fault
If you have less than six years of driving experience, or a graduated licence, your record must:

  •  Have no more than 3 demerit points
  •  Have no more than 1 accident involving damages greater than $1000, whether you were at-fault or not.
As part of the application process, you will have to provide a copy of your driving record, as follows:

Province Driving Record Required
Alberta We will obtain the record on your behalf.
Nova Scotia We will obtain the record on your behalf.
Ontario 3-year uncertified driving record from Service Ontario. You can order this online, or visit a Service Ontario location in person.

Toronto applicants have the option to have Communauto obtain the record on your behalf.
Quebec SAAQ driving record and Claims History Statement. You have a month following your subscription to provide these documents.

To find out how to order them online, see: order my driving records.
Please note that Communauto reserves the right to refuse any application on the basis of any other information that it deems important in the applicant’s driving record.

You can apply to any Communauto branch with a licence from another Canadian province. If you are applying with a Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, or Alberta licence, we will be able to obtain your driving record on your behalf.  If you are from any other province, you must provide a copy of your drivers abstract covering the previous 3 years with your application.

If you have just moved to a new province, we recommend exchanging your licence prior to applying. Each province has different time frames for exchanging your licence after moving, as follows:

ProvinceTime Frame for Licence Exchange 
Alberta90 days after moving. Read more at Government of Alberta 
Nova Scotia90 days after moving. Read more at Service Nova Scotia
Ontario60 days after moving. Read more at Service Ontario
Quebec90 days after moving. Read more at SAAQ

If you do not have a licence from a Canadian province and your stay is temporary, you can apply with a licence from another country.

You will need to provide the following documents with your application:

  • If you are American
    • A copy of your driver’s licence
    • A copy of your passport (including your visitor visa if applicable).
  • If you are from any other country
    • A copy of your international driver’s licence, or an official translation of your driver’s licence from your home country, if your licence is not in French or English
    • A copy of your passport (including your visitor visa if applicable).

No, not necessarily. It all depends on your personal situation and the duration of your stay in the province.

If you are moving to Canada from another country, you will need to exchange your licence within the timeframe set by your province. (See “What if I have an out-of-province or international licence?”).

The international driver’s licence is only a translation of the driver’s licence obtained in the issuing country. You must request it before leaving your home country. The international driver’s licence is required in addition to, not in place of, your original driver’s licence. To be valid, your international driver’s licence must always be paired with your original licence. If requested by police, you must present both documents.

" Our FLEX service will make carsharing easy and affordable for city residents, and our goal is to work together with Toronto’s existing transit options to provide better solutions to mobility issues. "