Drivers moving between Ontario and the Republic of Ireland can now exchange driver’s licences without having to take a written or road test, making it easier for new residents to get to work, school or appointments.
People moving to Ontario from the Republic of Ireland can exchange a valid driver’s licence for an Ontario driver’s licence as long as they meet vision and medical standards.
Drivers who hold a valid Ireland class B licence will be allowed to exchange it for an Ontario class G licence if they have two or more years of driving experience in the last three years.
Partnerships such as these reduce unnecessary testing and help make the transition easier for new residents, while keeping our roads safe for everyone.
- Ontario has reciprocal driver’s licence exchange agreements with Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Isle of Man, Japan, Northern Ireland, South Korea, Switzerland, most American states and all Canadian jurisdictions.
- Reciprocal driver’s licence agreements are signed only after a stringent review has determined that the jurisdiction provides drivers with the necessary skills and abilities to safely operate a vehicle on our roads.
- New Ontario residents can use a valid licence from another jurisdiction for 60 days. After 60 days, they need to get an Ontario driver’s licence.