DRIVING IN CANADA
Learn about Canadian driver’s license , car insurance, driving laws and rules, buying or leasing a car and safety.
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Canadian Driver’s license
Driving laws and rules
Buying or leasing a car
CANADIAN DRIVER’S LICENSE
To legally drive a car in Canada, you’ll need a Canadian driver’s license issued by the government of your province or territory. You must have it with you whenever you’re driving. With it, you can drive anywhere in Canada.
If you have a valid license from your home country, you’ll probably be able to use this to drive in Canada for a short time after you arrive. Check with the government of your province or territory for details.
If you plan to use a foreign driver’s licence in Canada, you should get an International Driving Permit (IDP) in your home country. An IDP will give you a translation of your licence into French and English.