Yes, foreign drivers can legally drive in Ontario as long as they are from a jurisdiction with which Ontario recognizes a driver license exchange agreement. Foreign drivers may need to pass a vision test and fulfill other requirements.
How can a foreign driver get an Ontario driver license?
Foreign drivers can obtain an Ontario driver license if they possess a driver license from any of the US states and countries with which Ontario has a driver license exchange agreement. They will need to provide documentation, pass a vision test, and complete certain other requirements.
What countries have a driver license exchange agreement with Ontario?
Ontario has an active driver license exchange agreement with the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Isle of Man, Japan, Northern Ireland, South Korea, Switzerland, and the United States.
What documents do I need to present to obtain an Ontario driver license?
Foreign drivers must present proof of identity as well as other documents requested by the Ontario government, such as proof of residency, proof of vehicle insurance, and proof of driver license from the country or state of origin.
Do I need to take a driving test to get an Ontario driver license?
Whether or not you must take a driving test depends on how long you have had a driver license in your home jurisdiction. Generally, you will not need to take a driving test if you have held a valid driver license for over two years.