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Applying for a Driving License

You must be:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Pass a vision test
  • Pass a written test about rules of driving & road signs (G1 Test)
  • Provide personal Identification
  • Pay a fee of $125 which includes G1 & G2 test)

What is a G1 License (Level 1)?

Level One lasts 12 months. The Ministry of Transportation encourages all new drivers to take an approved driver-education course to help learn the proper driving skills and knowledge. You should begin your training as soon as you become a Level One driver so you can get as much driving experience as possible. If you pass an approved course, you can complete Level One in eight months. While at Level One, the following rules apply:

  • You must not drive if you have been drinking alcohol. Your blood-alcohol level must be zero.
  • You must not drive alone; an accompanying driver must sit in the front passenger seat. This is the only person who can be in the front seat with you while you drive. The accompanying driver must have a valid Class G (or higher) licence, at least four years of driving experience and a blood-alcohol level of less than .05 per cent when accompanying you. Time spent at the Class G2 level, as long as the G2 licence was valid (not suspended), does count toward the accompanying driver’s four years of experience. The accompanying driver’s licence may have demerit points, but it cannot be suspended.
  • Each person in the vehicle must have a working seatbelt.
  • You must not drive on 400-series highways with a posted speed limit over 80km/h. Also, you must not drive on certain high-speed roads including the Queen Elizabeth Way, Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway in the Greater Toronto Area, the E.C. Row Expressway in Windsor and the Conestoga Parkway in Kitchener-Waterloo. However, if your accompanying driver is a driving instructor, you may drive on any road.
  • You must not drive between midnight and 5 a.m.

Here’s an explainer video, to clear things up:

What is a G2 License (Level 2)?

Level Two lasts at least 12 months.At this level, you have more privileges because of your driving experience.

At Level Two:

  • You must not drive if you have been drinking alcohol. Your blood-alcohol level must be zero.
  • Each person in the vehicle must have a working seatbelt.

In addition, the following restrictions apply between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. to G2 drivers aged 19 years and under.

  • In the first six months after receiving your G2 licence, you are allowed to carry only one passenger aged 19 or under.
  • After six months with your G2 licence and until you obtain your full G licence or turn 20, you are allowed to carry up to three passengers aged 19 or under.

What is a G License?

A class “G” driver’s licence allows you to drive any car, van or small truck or combination of vehicle and towed vehicle up to 11,000 kg provided the towed vehicle is not over 4, 600 kg, but not,

  • a motorcycle or motor assisted bicycle;
  • a bus carrying passengers, or
  • an ambulance in the course of providing ambulance service as defined in the Ambulance Act.

An applicant for a class “G” licence must:

  • Be 16 years old at the time of application;
  • Pass a knowledge test;
  • Meet the Ministry-approved vision standards;
  • Pass two road tests (G2 and G) to become fully licenced.
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