Canada is a beautiful country, best seen when one is driving on its long, winding roads as it is only then that you don;t miss out on its mesmerising sceneries.
However, before you start zooming off, you should become aware of what you need to drive in the Great White North.

Heres some information you would require if you are in Quebec.

If you are a visitor

If you are from outside Canada and are visiting Quebec, you should have a valid home country driver’s license andan International Driver’s Permit.
Note that you can drive for up to six months here as a visitor.

If you are a student

If you are from outside Canada and are studying in Quebec, you should have a valid home country driver’s license.
Using this, you can drive for the duration of your studies or trainee ship. However, you are required to exchange your driving license to a Quebec license if you become a Quebec resident.

If you are a resident

As a new resident of Quebec, you can change your home country driving permit to a Class 5 license within six months of taking residency.
In case your driving permit is from the following countries/territories:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Great Britain – England, Scotland, and Wales
  • Isle of Man
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United States

You can exchange it to a Quebec Class 5 driver’s license.
In case your country is not on this list, you will need to undergo a complete drivers license examination, comprising knowledge, vision,and road tests.In case your driving experience is less than one year, you have to follow a driving course and follow the graduated licensing process to obtain a learners license.
You can check out the Government of Quebec website for more information.


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