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Driving Licence exchange agreements made with Canada

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Department of Infrastructure is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with all Canadian Provinces and Territories who will now accept an Isle of Man driving licence for exchange purposes.

The Isle of Man has for many years accepted Canadian driving licences for exchange when a Canadian national becomes a resident of the Isle of Man, however historically Canadian Provinces and Territories did not recognise Isle of Man licences for exchange and Manx residents moving to work and live in Canada had to take a driving test to obtain a Canadian driving licence.

Over the last 2 years the Department of Infrastructure has contacted all 10 Provinces and 3 Territories, all of whom have their own driving licence regulations, and signed Memorandum of Agreement with them on mutual exchange of driving licences.

The Provinces and Territories are as follows: 


Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan


Northwest Territory, Nunavut and Yukon

All the agreements with the Provinces and Territories will accept a qualification to drive a car but may not accept a motorcycle or heavy goods vehicle qualification without additional testing and all exchange licences will be subject to examination as to medical fitness to drive.

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