As part of its efforts to promote further recognition of Isle of Man driving licences throughout the world, the Department of Infrastructure has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia.
This type of reciprocal agreement facilitates the exchange of driving licences for Isle of Man residents moving abroad and new residents coming into the Island.
Over the last three years, the Department of Infrastructure has been actively encouraging all Canadian Provinces and Territories to agree Memoranda of Agreements with regard to the exchange of driving licences. Nova Scotia is the 10th Province/Territory to sign an agreement.
The Department is also seeking to enhance the recognition of Isle of Man driving licences in Europe by building on the relationships developed during the EReg conference which was held on the Island in May.
Infrastructure Minister David Cretney MHK said:
‘I welcomed the opportunity to participate on behalf of the Isle of Man Government in signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Nova Scotia. This is another small but important step forward in terms of our ongoing policy to pursue the mutual exchange of driving licences.’
‘We are also keen to see wider recognition of Isle of Man driving licences and vehicle registration documents throughout Europe, as many Island residents travel, live and work in Europe. We are hopeful that progress can be achieved as a result of the successful EReg conference held in Douglas when the Department welcomed delegates from 20 different European countries. This event helped to strengthen partnerships with our international neighbours and to reinforce the Island’s status as a co-operative and progressive nation.’