Comprehensive Training for New Canadian Drivers

Helping newcomers transition to Canadian roads


DriveWise offers courses designed specifically for new Canadian citizens. Whether you already have a licence from your country of origin or require recertification, DriveWise has a driver training program for you.

Ontario has licence exchange agreements with certain provinces, states, and countries. If you are from one of these jurisdictions, you may be eligible to do a direct licence exchange for an Ontario licence without all the required testing.

If you have a licence from a country that does not have a licence exchange agreement with Ontario, you may be eligible to receive credit for your foreign driving experience. However, you are still required to pass all applicable tests to earn your Ontario driver’s licence.


Multiple languages: DriveWise instructors come from various ethnic and linguistic backgrounds, allowing training sessions to be administered in various languages. Search for a location for more information.

State-of-the-art virtual reality simulation: Build confidence and familiarize yourself with the rules of the road in a state-of-the-art driving simulator. Make driving errors in the safety and security of a simulated learning environment.

Insurance industry recognition: Depending on the program selected, you may be entitled to insurance discounts, upon completion of the course.

Convenience: In-car sessions can take place around your work and/or personal schedule.

Your Guide to Exchanging Foreign Licences for an Ontario Driver’s Licence

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