UK driving License is valid to drive in canada.

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Subject: UK driving License is valid to drive in canada.
  Hi every one ,

UK driving license is convertible to Canada driving license. Like here EU driving license can be convert to UK driving license , without giving driving test .
I think so driving is a main source to find good job, upto some point.


Regards

amjad from uk

[15-08-2008,07:22]
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amjad
please need info (in reply to: UK driving License is valid to drive in canada.)
hi ,
[15-08-2008,07:31]
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amjad
(in reply to: UK driving License is valid to drive in canada.)
From the landing 90 days..depends on Province. It´s not like EU driving license.
[15-08-2008,07:35]
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Tariq
(in reply to: UK driving License is valid to drive in canada.)
UK driving license is not accepted in Canada as Canada is left hand drive and UK is right hand drive so they do not recognize license from UK. I am not sure but you would probably be able to get G-2 lisence which is the beginner lisence and you pay more insurance when driving under that lisence. You can not get G lisence by surrendering your UK lisence.
[15-08-2008,11:35]
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Mike
(in reply to: UK driving License is valid to drive in canada.)
I don´t think prior post is correct. Ontario accepts UK drivers licence as part of their reciprocal exchange program for new PRs:

Ontario Exchanging a Reciprocal Licence:
Applies to Drivers from the Following Jurisdictions:

Canadian provinces and territories;
Canadian Forces Europe;
United States (applicants from Illinois, New Jersey and Vermont must provide a driving abstract dated within 6 months)
Austria, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Korea, and Switzerland.

http://www.drivetest.ca/en/license/ExchangeReciprocal.aspx

[15-08-2008,13:41]
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Richard
(in reply to: UK driving License is valid to drive in canada.)
Richard is correct.

Here is the official verson for Ontario.
http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/exchange.htm

[15-08-2008,13:58]
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DC
(in reply to: UK driving License is valid to drive in canada.)
When you surrender UK license you will get G2 only. I am saying this because one of my peers moved from UK and they gave her G@ not G lisence. And i moved from US and i surrendered my license and i got G. So this could be the difference.
[15-08-2008,14:09]
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Mike
(in reply to: UK driving License is valid to drive in canada.)
What DC and I are saying is that it is generally true that UK drivers licence holders can exchange for class G. Otherwise, it would contradict what at least Ontario´s policy is, which is clearly written in the links we provided.

My guess is that your UK reference might have had issues with his/her driving history, had conditions or restrictions on their UK licence, or else didn´t provide the required drivers abstact.

You also have to be careful not to project an anecdotal experience as universal official policy.

[15-08-2008,14:25]
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Richard
(in reply to: UK driving License is valid to drive in canada.)
I again agree with Richard.

Even for the US DL holders, if your driving history is less than 2 years you´ll be given only G-2, not full G. Should be the same for the other countries of the same category.

I think that G-2 is far better option than going through the vigorous Canadian DL test. You at least don´t have to wait.. can drive immediately.

[15-08-2008,15:57]
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DC
hi DC (in reply to: UK driving License is valid to drive in canada.)
i have four year old driving license in uk.

So i can get G license there .

Please let me know

Regards

[15-08-2008,18:08]
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amjad
(in reply to: UK driving License is valid to drive in canada.)
Looks like you should, you may call the ON driver´s licence office directly and ask to be 100% sure.

Look into the link that I posted before for the phone number.

Very important, bring your details driving history and proof of insurance from there.

[16-08-2008,00:11]
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DC