|Alberta||Class 5 or 5-GLD|
|Nova Scotia||Class 5 or 5N|
|Ontario||Class G or G2|
|Quebec||Class 5 or 5 probationary|
|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.|
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:
|Province||Time Frame for Licence Exchange|
|Alberta||90 days after moving. Read more at Government of Alberta|
|Nova Scotia||90 days after moving. Read more at Service Nova Scotia|
|Ontario||60 days after moving. Read more at Service Ontario|
|Quebec||90 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:
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.