Eligibility Requirements

The requirement to get a license in Ontario, you must be at least 16 years of age. Graduated licensing was introduced in Ontario in April 1994.

In order to obtain your license you need to go through three steps.

  • Obtain a Driver’s handbook which is available at any book store, convenience store, MTO center and also at various other locations.
  • Study this handbook and then, on or after your 16th birthday, you can visit a nearest Drive Test Centre and write a theoretical G1 exam. There is no appointment necessary, and there are nearly 100 scattered throughout the province.
  • On the day of your G1 test, you must bring CAD $160.00 and 2 pieces of ID with you – https://drivetest.ca/tests/fees.html
  • ID is required to show proof of your legal name, date of birth, and signature.
  • After passing the G1 License Test, you will be granted a G1 license and you will become eligible for a practical road test one year from the date.

Under a G1 license, many conditions apply which are designed to help you gain experience before you can actually appear for your road test. These are discussed below and are also covered in the driver’s handbook.

  • Anytime you are behind the wheel, you must be accompanied by a driver who has at least 4 years of G class driving experience. The driver you are accompanying must have a blood alcohol level below 0.05% unless they are 21 years old or younger, they must have a “zero” blood alcohol level.
  • You are allowed to drive only when you have “zero” alcohol – no exception.
  • You are prohibited from driving from 12 am midnight to 5 am in the morning.
  • You are not allowed to drive on any highways with posted speed limits of 80 km or above including all the any of the 400 series highways, unless you are accompanied by a licensed driving instructor.
  • You must maintain a blood alcohol level of 0.00% at all times.
  • You must not have more passengers in your car than the available seat belts.
  • After recieving a G1 license permit, if you attend an approved driving course such as ours, you are eligible to reduce the waiting period for your first road test from 12 months to 8 months.

At the end of this waiting period you can go for your first road test attempt.

  • You need to schedule your G1 driving test attempt at https://drivetest.ca. If you have taken a driving course with us, we can schedule this for you.

Once you have passed the first road test at the end of 8 or 12 months, you will be able to obtain a G2 license.

There are some conditions here as well but far fewer when compared with G1 conditions.

These are discussed below and are also covered in the driver’s handbook.

  • You must maintain a blood alcohol level of 0.00% at all times.

You must not have more passengers in your car than the available and working seat belts..

Take your Driving Test with us!

Our Driving School is authorized by DPS to administer the road driving test for teens and adults 18 years or over.