To get a driver's 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 driver's license, you must go through three stages.
In the first stage, you obtain a Driver’s Handbook, which is available at any book store, convenience store, MTO office and also at various other locations such as Canadian Tire. Then, on or after your 16th birthday and once you have studied the handbook, you can go to the DriveTest centre nearest to you and write a theoretical G1 exam. You must bring $160.00 and 2 pieces of ID with you. You will also be required to pass a vision test. Once you pass the knowledge and vision examinations, you will be given a G1 license and you will be eligible to do a practical road test one year from that date. The G1 license is essentially your learner's permit.
Under a G1 class license, many conditions apply which are designed to help you gain experience before you can do your on-road examination. These restrictions are discussed below, and are also covered in the drivers handbook.
The final phase of the graduated licensing system is the freeway driving examination to obtain a full G class license. G2 class license holders are eligible for the freeway examination (G2 exit test) one year after the G2 license issue date. It is currently not possible to reduce this one year waiting period. The freeway examination must be completed within 5 years from the issue date of the G1 license, otherwise the license will expire.
The following is a brief summary of the various topics covered in the theory portion of our MTO Approved Beginner Driver Education Course:
Here at All Star Driving School we like to ensure that our students get the best in quality during their on the road training session. To ensure their safety on the road we offer an emergency maneuver package to go along with the basic 10 hours that is offered with the standard Ministry Approved Beginner Driver Education course. We are the only school besides Young Drivers of Canada that offer this option to their students. The package includes 2 full hours of instruction that will cover the following maneuvers: