untitledDepending on the state you are in you will need to exchange your UK driving license within a certain period of arriving in the country.

British Columbia /Saskatchewan / Alberta – 3 Months

Ontario – 60 Days


Some people have been able to swap their driving licenses after these dates , however I wouldn’t risk the hassle of having to redo your driving license just in case!

This process involves going to a Local Driving Centre and bringing with you

  1. Your old UK Driving License AND any other driving license you hold from any other country. I did not need to show proof of driving history or my UK counterpart.
  2. Your Passport
  3. Proof of your Visa ( Student or Work )
  4. Money to pay for license cost. This was $30 for me


  1. They take your driving license off you and offer you a photo copy ( this will either get held or sent back to the UK ) You will need to reapply back in tke UK
  2. Perform an Eye Test
  3. Ask you some questions ( 4 about Canadian Driving ) you don’t have to pass these they tell you the answers if you don’t know
  4. Present you with a temporary paper license and an ETA for your new Card. This temporary license can be used for driving as well as ID
No votes yet.
Please wait...
Voting is currently disabled, data maintenance in progress.
Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *