To get a license in Ontario, you must be at least 16 years of age. Graduated licensing was introduced in Ontario in April 1994. In order to get your license you need to go through three stages.
In the first stage you obtain a Driver’s handbook which is available at any book store,convience store, MTO center and also at various other locations. Then, on or after your 16th birthday and once you have studied the handbook, you can go to a Ministry of Transportation office nearest you and write a theoretical G1 exam. You must bring $125.00 and 2 pieces of ID with you. Once you pass the exam, you will be given a G1 license and you will be eligible to do a practical road test one year from that date.
Under a G1 license, many conditions apply which are designed to help you gain experience before you can actually do your road test. These are discussed below and are also covered in the drivers handbook.
After getting a G1 permit, if you attend an approved driving course such as ours, you are eligible to reduce the waiting period for your first road test from 12 months to 8 months. At the end of this waiting period you can go for your first road test.
Once you have passed the first road test at the end of 8 or 12 months, you are given a G2 license. There are some conditions here but far fewer when compared with G1 conditions. These are discussed below and are also covered in the driver’s handbook.