Video: How to Get a Driver’s Licence in Alberta

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Have you recently moved to Alberta, Canada as a permanent resident?

If the answer is yes, you probably have started taking the C-Train and buses, but wherever you go, whatever you do, driving your own car will make your new life in Alberta so much easier!

If you don’t know how to drive a car, you need to start from scratch and learn how to drive first! But if you already know how to drive and you have a valid driver’s licence from your home country, the question you may ask is:

How do I get a driver’s licence to be able to legally drive in Alberta?
Watch this short animation video and find out how! You will learn about these topics:
  • Alberta’s Graduate Driver Licensing Program (GDL Program)
  • Different classes of licences and which type of licence you need to have to drive independently
  • Countries that have and do not have a Reciprocal Licence Exchange Agreement with Alberta
  • The GDL Exemption Program and how to apply for this program

If you still have more questions, please fill out this form:  One of our Newcomer Planners will reach out to you!

Word of the Day

Reciprocal: (of an agreement) binding each of two parties equally