Classes of Driver Licences

For more information on the classes of licences, please read the Driver's Licences Regulations.

If you hold a valid driver's licence from another province, territory, state or country; you may apply to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles for the same class of licence.

Class 1 - Any combination of truck-tractor and trailer with fifth wheel and air brakes

  • May also drive vehicles in Class 3,5,8, and 9
  • Minimum age is 19*
  • Medical required

Class 2 - Bus with capacity of more than 24 passengers, including a school bus

  • May also drive vehicles in Class 3,4,5,8 and 9
  • Minimum age is 21 for school bus and 19* for other than school bus
  • Medical required

Class 3 - Any truck over 14,000 kg or combination, including special equipment or gooseneck trailer

  • May also drive vehicles in Class 5,8,and 9
  • Minimum age is 18
  • Medical required

Class 4 - Taxi, ambulance or bus with capacity of less than 25 passengers

  • May also drive vehicles in class 5,8, and 9
  • Minimum age is 19*
  • Medical required

Class 5 - Any automobile, small truck or combination up to 14,000 kg provided towed vehicle is not over 4,500 kg

  • May also drive vehicles in class 8 and 9
  • Minimum age is 17, or 16 years and 275 days with Drivers Education Program
  • Medical not required

Class 6 - Motorcycle

  • May also drive vehicles in class 8 and 9
  • Minimum age is 17, or 16 years and 275 days with Drivers Education Program
  • Medical not required

Class 7 - Valid for operation of a motor vehicle when accompanied by a person who has held a valid driver's licence  for at least four years and is occupying the seat beside you.

  • Minimum age is 16
  • Medical not required

Class 8 - Moped or motor-assisted pedal bicycle

  • Minimum age is 17 or 16 years and 275 days with Drivers Education Program
  • Medical not required

Class 9 - Farm tractor

  • Minimum age is 14
  • Medical not required

*Or have held a valid driver's licence for at least 2 years

 

Published date: 
February 24, 2016
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