Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan

Whenever you are driving in a new country, you should be aware of its rules and regulations.
If you are in Canada, you will find that, in general, Canadians are calm and polite drivers. It surely is easy to drive in Canada, but before you set out, it would be good to familiarize yourself with the Canadian Highway Safety Code.
You must also have the relevant driving documents. Here is some information if you want to drive in Saskatchewan.

If you are a visitor

If you are from outside Canada and are visiting Saskatchewan, you should have:

  • A valid home country driver’s license. If it is not in English or French, you will need acertified translation of the same, doneby anofficial translator.
  • An International Driver’s Permit

With these, you can drive for up to 90 days here as a visitor.
However, if you hold a Super Visa or a multi-year visitor visa, you stand eligible for a Saskatchewan driver’s license.

If you are a student

If you are from outside Canada and are studying in Saskatchewan, you should have:

  • A valid home country driver’s license. If it is not in English or French, you will need acertified translation of the same, doneby anofficial translator.
  • An International Driver’s Permit

With these, you can drive till the duration of your studies here, as long as you remain a full-time student.

If you are a new resident

As a new resident of Saskatchewan, you can change your home country driving permit to a Class 5 license. For this, you have to drive up to 90 days after taking residency. Also, you have to change your home country’s driver’s license prior to that.
In case your driving permitis from the following countries/territories:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Isle of Man
  • Ireland
  • Jersey
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Republic of Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

If you have been driving for more than two years, you can exchange it to either a SaskatchewanClass 5driver’s license or Class 6 (depending on the country).
If your experience is less than two years, you have to undergo theGraduated Driver’s Licensing (GDL) Program.
In case your country is not on this list, you will need to pass knowledge and road tests. You have to undergothe GLD Program. Do note that, in some situations, the GDL program and driver training requirementmay be waived.
Once you are in possession of your new Saskatchewan driver’s license, you have to surrender your previous license.

You can check out theGovernment of Saskatchewan website for more information.

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