Welcome to OntarioDriversLicences.ca
In Ontario Canada, there is a very strong system of regulations, time restrictions and a graduated licensing process aimed to teach new drivers how to ease into the world of driving. To obtain an Ontario drivers licence, it is first important to figure out what type you need, and if it's time to get a new one, replace an old one, or renew one that is about to expire. Our Easy Guide will help keep these processes, and many more related to driving in Ontario hassle-free.
So, let's get started right away!
Ontario requires its residents to renew their licence every five years. However, there are different restrictions once you reach the age of 80. Read more
Changing Your Address on Your Ontario Drivers Licence
Ontario law states that you must change your address on your Ontario driving licence within six days of moving. Read more
Replacing Your Ontario Drivers Licence
If your drivers licence has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately to avoid getting a ticket or risking suspension. Read more
Getting a New Ontario Drivers Licence
Ontario follows a graduated licensing system that takes young drivers through three stages to obtain their full licence. The process typically takes 20 to 24 months, but can take up to five years. Read more
Ontario Driver's Ed and Graduated Licensing
Through Ontario's graduated licensing program, you can earn the G1 and G2 levels of your new licence. Ontario also highly recommends that new driver's take an MTO-approved driver's education course. This will save new drivers four months of learning time, allowing them to get a G licence in 20 months, as opposed to 24 months. Read more
Changing Your Name on Your Ontario Drivers Licence
If your name has changed due to marriage, divorce, adoption or any other circumstance and you would like your Ontario drivers licence to reflect your new name, you will need to provide acceptable document to your local MTO, or ServiceOntario Centre, to establish your name change on your drivers licence. Read more
Many drivers' licence services may be processed online. We've put together a Driver Licence Easy Guide™ to assist you with the driver licence services that may be handled online. If you have received a notification from the Ontario MTO, check your notification to see if you are able to submit your requests online. Prior to visiting your local MTO or ServiceOntario Centre, review these 10 Helpful Drivers Licence Tips:
TOP 10 TIPS
Prior to visiting your local MTO office, review these 10 Helpful Drivers Licence Tips:
1. Find the closest Ontario driver's licence office.
2. Currently, most ServiceOntario Centres are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., but be sure to call your local center ahead of time to verify these hours.
3. It is good practice to make an appointment if they accept them. Call your local office to find out how.
4. Road-worthy vehicles are required for road tests. Do not show up without your own vehicle to take the test.
5. Avoid the hours between 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. when many people will be taking lunch breaks.
6. Avoid the first day and last day of the month.
7. Avoid visiting the MTO the day after a holiday.
8. Do not forget to bring the necessary identity documents that you need to fulfill your goal at the MTO.
9. If there are any forms associated with your transaction at the MTO, be sure to save time and fill out the paperwork ahead of time.
10. If you have any questions, concerns, or special circumstances contact your local drivers licence office prior to heading over.