How old must I be to register for the road safety education program?
You must be at least 16 years old to obtain your permit.
I have a licence from my home country, do I still need to enroll in the program?
You may drive for a period of 6 consecutive months in Quebec. Once this period is up, you must hold a valid international driver’s licence or obtain a Quebec driver’s licence. Check out this link to for more information based on your situation: https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/drivers-licences/foreign-drivers-licence/
How long do I have to complete the program?
The driving course is a mandatory minimum 12-month program. You may take up to 18 months from the date of the first course to finish the program. If you have not finished within the 18 months a renewal charge of $75.00 will apply.
How do I book an appointment with the SAAQ for my knowledge exam?
If you are registered in the road safety education program and have had your learner’s licence for at least 10 months you may take an appointment at the SAAQ for your knowledge exam. You can do so by calling 514-873-7620 or online through this link: https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/online-services/citizens/driving-test/making-appointment/
How do I book an appointment with the SAAQ for my road test?
Once you have successfully completed the road safety education program and have received your final attestation you may make an appointment for your road test with the SAAQ by calling 514-873-7620 or online through this link: https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/online-services/citizens/driving-test/making-appointment/
What happens if I cannot make it to a theory class?
If you will not be attending a theory class you must inform us 24-48 hours in advance otherwise a penalty of $20 will apply and you will have to wait until the next time the course becomes available again.
What happens if I cannot make it a driving class?
You must inform us 24-48 hours in advance if you cannot make it to a driving class. Failure to do so will result in a penalty of $30.
Can I choose my own hours for the theory class?
Our theory classes are offered during the weekends and are set by the administration. If you have any availability issues contact our administration for more information.
Can I choose my own driving hours?
Appointments for driving classes are set according to your schedule subject to availability.
Can I still obtain a licence if I am not a Canadian citizen?
You may obtain your permit only upon providing proof to the SAAQ that you are eligible to stay in Canada for at least 6 months. You must contact the SAAQ by calling (514) 954-7771 in the Montreal region or 1-888-356-6616.
What documents do I need to bring to the SAAQ if I am not a Canadian citizen but wish to get my licence?
To determine whether you can receive your licence the SAAQ will request official documents, such as a birth certificate, Permanent Resident Card, Passport, etc to determine which procedure applies to your situation.
How much does a learner’s licence cost?
It costs $58.00 to obtain your learner’s permit.
How long is my learner’s permit valid for?
A learner’s permit is valid for a period of 18 months.
Can I go to any SAAQ location to obtain my learner’s licence?
You must go to a service outlet. To find out which is closest to you click here: https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/find-service-outlet/
Where can I find the parental consent form if I am under 18 years of age?
If you are under 18 years of age, ask a parent or legal guardian to fill out this form before going to a SAAQ service outlet. https://saaq.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/documents/formulaires/parental-authority-form.pdf
How many demerit points do I have with a learner’s permit?
You have 4 demerit points with your learner’s permit. If you obtain 4 demerit points your learner’s will be suspended for a period of 90 days. If you are convicted of a Highway Safety Code violation your learner’s permit will be suspended for a period of minimum 3 months and you will receive a fine for the offence committed.
Who can I drive with at home?
Your accompanying rider can be anyone who has had a valid driver’s licence for a period of 2 years. If you are driving with an accompanying rider, there can be no other passengers present in the car.
Can I consume alcohol and drive with a learner’s permit?
Regardless of age, there is a zero-tolerance policy for those who hold a learner’s permit. This means you cannot drive if you have any level alcohol in your system no matter how small.
Do I need insurance to drive with my accompanying rider?
Your accompanying rider may have to contract a special insurance for the duration of the period you have a learner’s permit. Make sure they contact their insurance provider before getting on road.