January 31, 2015
Moving to Canada
There is a liberation that comes when you are driving. This liberation does not have to stop when you move to Canada. You can easily get a driver’s license in Canada and continue enjoying the joy of driving yourself around.
It is, however, to note that each province in Canada has its requirements if you are to drive in that region. And in a general manner, there are countries that have an agreement with Canada so that you do not have to apply for the driver’s license from the beginning, you just transfer it. USA, Ireland and Commonwealth countries e.g. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Australia, South Africa all have reciprocal agreements with Canada.
To transfer the license, you just have to do the following:
- Get a copy of your driving history from the relevant authorities in your home country. That serves to show your driving experience.
- Read keenly the instructions on how to get a driver’s license depending on the province you are moving to and the country you are coming from. For instance, Irish people from Northern Ireland can avoid sitting for the knowledge test and driving test if the apply for a British Driver’s license before they come to Canada.
If you have all the requirements, getting a license in Canada will be a straight-forward process.