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Driving in Canada

Driving in Canada; Your All-Inclusive Navigating Companion in 2023

Welcome to your ultimate resource for driving in Canada! In this comprehensive guide, we explore the intricacies of both federal and provincial driving rules, providing essential information on obtaining a driver’s license for visitors and immigrants alike. Unravel the step-by-step process of driving tests, ensuring you’re well-prepared for your Canadian driving adventure. Whether you’re exploring vibrant cities or the serene countryside, this guide equips you with the knowledge to navigate Canada’s roadways confidently and responsibly.

As we dive into the rules and regulations, we’ll also highlight essential information on motorcycle driving, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all driving enthusiasts. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the magnificent landscapes and cultural wonders of driving in Canada

    Key takeaways

  • Easily you can drive on Canada’s roads by just passing the first out of three steps required for a Canadian driving licence.
  • You don’t need to worry about your foreigner’s license for at least a couple of months when you first come to Canada.
  • In the majority of provinces, you can start driving as soon as you turn 16 years old.

Table of Contents

Important Rules of Driving in Canada:

In this part, we explore the essential driving rules in Canada, covering both federal and provincial levels.

Basic Rules of the Road

  1. In order to drive in Canada, you must have a valid driver’s license.
  2. In Canada, you are required to drive on the right side of the road.
  3. Making full stops at red lights and stop signs is mandatory and not doing so could result in a ticket.
  4. Pedestrians always have the right of way, so be sure to watch out for them when driving.
  5. Speed limits are in place to ensure the safety of all drivers and must be followed at all times.
  6. It is mandatory to wear a seatbelt while driving in Canada.
  7. Road signs must be obeyed, as they provide important information about traffic laws and regulations.
  8. Using a cell phone while driving is illegal and can result in a ticket.
  9. Smoking is not allowed while driving a vehicle.
  10. Driving is often not allowed on private property unless you have the owner’s permission.
  11. Toll roads are present in some areas, and tolls must be paid in order to use them.
  12. It is illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Canada.
  13. Right of way must be given to certain vehicles in certain situations, such as when a vehicle is entering a highway from an on-ramp.
  14. Traffic lights in Canada must be obeyed, and failure to do so can result in a ticket.

Regional and Provincial Rules

Whether it’s a licence from another province, a state in the United States, or an international driving permit, every province has some restrictions on using it to drive. The province wants you to eventually call it home, just as you must transfer your licence plates to your new address.

You should find out about the licensing requirements when you get there if you passed the G1 practice test and are moving to another province before taking the G2 test.

Drivers with a full licence and at least two years of experience ought to have little trouble transferring their licences to the new jurisdiction.

That is not the case if you are still a probationary driver because graduated licensing requirements vary by province.

A complete driver’s license could once be obtained at the age of 16. Now it’s a little more difficult. Canadians can often enroll in graded licensing programs at the age of 16. Though there are certain exceptions:

  • At the age of 14, Albertans can qualify for a Class 7 (Learner). Like the majority of graded licensing schemes, Class 7s are required to ride in the front seat with a non-probationary driver, and driving while intoxicated is strictly prohibited between the hours of midnight and five in the morning.
  • For a Class 7 license, you must be at least 15 years old in the Yukon and Northwest Territories and 16 in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Nunavut (the G1 equivalent).
  • The learner’s permit in Manitoba is a Class 5L, and it has two stages before being upgraded to a full license.
  • At the age of 14, New Brunswick offers a Class 9 license that permits holders to operate farm tractors and motorized bicycles. Like Alberta, candidates need parental approval..
  • Saskatchewan allows high school students who are 15 to enter the graduated licensing program.
  • In British Columbia, individuals who successfully complete an authorized driving course can jump to the front of the Class 7 learner’s permit line at the age of 15 and a half.
  • A graded licensing system necessitates that you advance to higher levels, as the name implies. Although the titles may vary (for example, the Ontario G1 and G2 are equivalent to the Class 7 and Class 5 GDLs in Alberta, respectively), learner’s, probationary, and full licenses can all be regarded of as one type of license.

Age Limit to Drive in Canada

The age limit to drive in Canada varies by province, but typically you must be at least 16 years old to apply for a driver’s license.

  • Newfoundland’s minimum driving age is 16.
  • PEI’s minimum driving age is 16
  • Nova Scotia’s minimum driving age is 16
  • New Brunswick’s minimum driving age is 16
  • Quebec’s minimum driving age is 16 (you can start taking driving lessons at 15)
  • Ontario’s minimum driving age is 16
  • Manitoba’s minimum driving age is 16 (or 15 years and six months, if enrolled through school driving course)
  • Saskatchewan’s minimum driving age is 16
  • Alberta’s minimum driving age is 14
  • British Columbia’s minimum driving age is 16

Age limits for driving in Canada

Driving Record and Insurance

Your driving record and insurance play an important role in determining your ability to drive in Canada. A good driving record may result in lower insurance rates, while a poor driving record can lead to higher rates or difficulty getting insurance.

Driving records, also known as driver abstracts or motor vehicle reports (MVRs), provide a detailed snapshot of a person’s driving history. A motorist’s document contains information about:

  • The total number of demerits
  • Revocations and suspensions
  • Criminal Code of Canada and Highway Traffic Act convictions for driving
  • Courses completed in driver education

Does Your Driving Record Follow You to Another Province in Canada?

Developed in 1990, the Canadian Driver Licence Compact (CDLC) allows provinces and territories to share driving records. Except for British Columbia, Quebec, and Nunavut, everyone signed it. This means that out-of-province drivers in British Columbia won’t have their driving records affected by BC tickets, vice versa.

What Are the Rules of Winter Driving in Canada?

Winter driving in Canada can be challenging due to snow and ice. It’s important to have the proper tires, slow down in poor weather conditions, and increase following distances.

Some provinces may have limitations for new drivers, such as a probationary period or restrictions on certain types of vehicles. But the general rules include :

  1. Braking safely
  2. Whenever possible, avoid driving in poor weather conditions.
  3. Always wear your seat belt and stay alert behind the wheel.
  4. Make yourself visible.
  5. Stay on main roads and drive carefully.
  6. Be prepared to make a call.
  7. Take a winter driving course
  8. Know your vehicle
  9. Skidding

Traffic Offenses in Canada

Traffic offenses in Canada can include things like speeding, running red lights, and driving under the influence. These offenses can result in fines, penalties, and even loss of driving privileges.

You Can Travel to Canada with a Felony or Misdemeanor Traffic Violation?

Traveling to Canada with a felony or misdemeanor traffic violation may be possible, but it depends on the specific circumstances of the violation. A felony traffic violation is a serious crime, such as vehicular manslaughter, while a misdemeanor traffic violation is a less serious crime, such as reckless driving. It is best to check with the Canadian government before traveling.

Can You Use a Driver’s License in Multiple Provinces?

The province or territory where you live will grant you a driver’s license since provincial and territorial governments in Canada control driving. The whole country of Canada lacks an unit driver’s license.

For instance, if you live in British Columbia, you may get your driver’s license there. You may drive anywhere in Canada if you have a current driver’s license from the province where you now reside. In contrast, if you relocate to another province or territory, you will have to get a new driver’s license from the administration there.

Moving from an International to Canadian Driver’s License:

Driving in Canada with a Foreign License

For a brief period after arriving in Canada, you should be able to drive using your valid driver’s license from your home country. For more information, check with your province or territory’s government.

  • Ontario:A valid driver’s license from another province, state, or nation may be used for 60 days after moving to Ontario. You must switch to an Ontario driver’s license after 60 days.
  • Alberta: You may operate a typical passenger vehicle in Alberta for up to a year if you are traveling and have a valid driver’s license from your home country that is at least a Class 5.
  • Nova Scotia: Driving in Nova Scotia for up to 90 days without obtaining a Nova Scotia driver’s license is permitted for visitors or newcomers with a valid driver’s license from another province of Canada or from another country. After that, you require a license from Nova Scotia.
  • Manitoba: You may drive a car in Manitoba for up to three months after arriving if you have a valid driver’s license from a non-reciprocal jurisdiction..
  • New Brunswick: when you visit New Brunswick and come from outside Canada, you must have your valid home country driving licence a long with a certified translation of your driver’s licence in case of not being in English, or an International Driver’s Permit. You are allowed drive here up to three months as a visitor.
  • British Columbia: If you hold a valid driver’s licence from outside B.C., you can continue to use it for 90 days. After 90 days, your out-of-province licence is not valid in B.C. It’s best to apply for a B.C. licence as soon as you move here.

For more information check the infographic.

Is Driving in Canada possible with an International License?

The answer is that Canada accepts the International Driver’s Permit (IDP).In most nations, the IDP is good for a year, but you can renew it. The IDP is a multilingual translation of your international driver’s license. To use an IDP in Canada, you need a valid driver’s license from another nation.

What is the Difference between International License and Foreign License?

An international license is typically issued by a government agency in your home country, and is recognized by other countries as a valid driver’s license. A foreign license is issued by a government agency in a country other than your own.

For How Long Is the International Driver’s License Valid in Canada?

The validity of an international driver’s license in Canada varies by province, but typically it is only valid for a limited time period, such as 3 months.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Driver’s License for Newcomers in Canada?

The amount of time it takes to get a driver’s license for newcomers in Canada varies by province, but it typically involves passing a written test and a road test. Each Canadian province and territory has its own set of requirements for obtaining a driver’s license.

The general requirements of the provinces and territories that are the most popular among immigrants to Canada are described in this article.


You can apply for a driver’s license in Ontario if you are at least 16 years old. You must practice driving as a new driver in order to gain experience. The two-step process typically takes people 20 months to complete.

British Columbia

In British Columbia, obtaining a learner’s permit, often known as a “Get your L,” is the first step toward becoming a driver. A parent or guardian must sign the application if the applicant is under the age of 19 and must be at least 16 years old. After passing the multiple-choice knowledge test, you’ll get a learner’s permit for at least a year so you can practice driving under the supervision of a licensed driver. After that, you can advance to the following level by passing a driving test.

New Brunswick

In New Brunswick You must have your class 7 license in use for at least a year before you may take the road test. If you enroll in driver’s education classes with a licensed professional sitting next to you, this time frame can be lowered to 8 months.


In Manitoba, the Learner stage must be finished in at least 9 months, and the Intermediate stage must be finished in at least 15 months.

Nova Scotia

The duration of a learner’s permit is two years. Before applying as a newly licensed driver, you must wait a minimum of 12 months, or 9 months if you have successfully completed driver education.


Before moving on to a full license, it takes a minimum of three years for you to complete two stages. One written test and two driving tests—one basic and one advanced—make up the course. This approach is made to give inexperienced drivers plenty of real-world practice before allowing them to operate a vehicle without many constraints.

Can Tourists Get a Driver’s License in Canada?

As a visitor (tourist), you can drive for up to 90 days with a valid driver’s licence from your home country.

If you wish to drive for longer than 90 days, you can get a driver’s license in Canada, but the process and requirements will vary depending on the province. Check number (a)

Additionally, you will need:

  • To be at least 16 years old;
  • Vehicle insurance coverage that is adequate for the vehicle you will be driving;
  • to carry the original (or exact) copy of your vehicle ownership permit while driving.

Temporary residents, such as foreign students and foreign workers, might be considered residents and require an Ontario driver’s licence.

Can a Foreigner Get a Driver’s Licence in Canada?

The government of your province or territory will issue you a driver’s licence if you wish to legally drive a car in Canada. Any time you drive, you must have it on hand. It allows you to drive anywhere in Canada.

After arriving in Canada, you will likely be able to drive using your home country’s licence for a short period of time. Details can be obtained from your province or territory’s government.

An International Driving Permit (IDP) should be obtained in your home country if you plan to use a foreign driver’s licence in Canada. In addition to translating your licence into French and English, the IDP will also provide you with a certified copy of it.

In Canada, the process of getting a driver’s licence depends on your home province or territory and your driving history. The list may include:

  1. You will need to take a written exam on the rules of the road (you can get help with this from a study guide).
  2. Tests of driving one or two times
  3. Getting ready for your driving test may require you to pay for driving lessons. Find lessons online.

Licences need to be renewed periodically once they are obtained. On your licence, you will find the expiration date.

Can You Use a Driver’s License in Multiple Provinces?

Your valid driver’s licence will allow you to drive anywhere in Canada if you hold one from your home province. Moving from one province to another requires you to exchange your driver’s licence for one from the new province or territory.

Can I Get a Driver’s License on a Super Visa?

It is possible to get a driver’s license on a Super Visa, but it will depend on the specific province you plan to drive in. It is best to check with the province’s Ministry of Transportation for more information.

Can International Students Drive Taxis or Ubers in Canada?

Yes, the requirements for international students to obtain a driver’s licence are based on the province in which you are studying. It’s likely that your foreign licence and/or International Driving Permit (IDP) won’t be sufficient for Uber since Uber requires that you possess a licence from the province of the city where you’ll be driving!

Can You Lease a Car With an International License in Canada?

In order to lease or buy a car in Canada with an international license, you will typically need to provide a completed finance application, a copy of your passport with photo and work visa, a copy of your valid driver’s license, and a letter of employment stating salary, term and allowances. It is best to check with the specific dealership or leasing company for their specific requirements.

Driving in Canada with a foreign licence

Types of Driver’s Licenses in Canada:

In Canada, there are typically different classes of driver’s licenses based on the type of vehicle you plan to drive. The most common classes are Class 5 for cars and light trucks, Class 6 for motorcycles, and Class 1-4 for commercial vehicles. For more details keep reading.

Licences come in 12 different classes

Depending on the one you possess, you are eligible to drive a different type of vehicle. It is essential that the type of licence you hold matches the type of vehicle that you are driving. The Class G licence is required to operate a car, van, or small truck.

Class G licences are required before you can drive any other type of vehicle. Motorcycles are the only exception. It is possible to obtain a motorcycle licence (Class M) without first obtaining a Class G licence. You can find out what type of licence you need to drive different vehicles by using the Driver’s Licence Classification Chart.


What Is a Class 1 Drivers Licence?

A Class 1 licence entitles the holder to operate any motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle


Different types of licence for driving in Canada

Everything about Getting a Driving License in Canada:

How to Get a Driving License in canada?

The process for getting a driver’s license in Canada varies by province, but typically involves passing a written test, a vision test, and a road test. Some provinces may also have additional requirements such as a medical examination. It is best to check with the specific province you plan to drive in for more information.

The Documents Required to Get a Driver’s License in Canada

  1. Visa for immigrating to Canada (if applicable)
  2. For each member of your family travelling with you, a copy of their Permanent Residence confirmation
  3. Each member of your family travelling with you must have a valid passport or other travel document

A copy of each of the following:

  1. Your packing list should include a detailed list of all your personal or household items
  2. The money value of items arriving later

Other documents you may need include:

  • Documents related to marriage

A valid driver’s licence, including:

  1. The International Driver’s Permit
  2. Obtain a reference from your auto insurance provider
  3. Documents related to adoption, separation, or divorce
  4. Baptismal certificates or birth certificates
  5. Former employer’s letters of recommendation
  6. Certificates and licences for trades or professions
  7. Documents for the registration of your vehicle (if you’re importing a vehicle)
  8. Documents for each family member travelling with you, such as school records, diplomas, and degrees
  9. Your resume should include a summary of your educational and professional qualifications and work experience
  • Some provinces may also require additional documents such as a medical examination or a completed driver’s education course.

The Cost of Getting a Driver’s License in Different Canadian Provinces and Territories

The cost of getting a driver’s license in Canada varies by province, but typically includes fees for written and road tests, as well as any additional fees for medical examinations or driver’s education courses.

The average costs of getting an Original driver’s licence (G1, G2, G) should be around $90.

Steps of getting a driver licence in Canada

Addressing All Your Concerns about Driving Tests in Canada!

How Long Does It Take To Get a Driver’s Licence in Canada?

The amount of time it takes to get a driver’s license in Canada varies by province, but it typically involves passing a written test, a vision test, and a road test. The time it takes to complete these steps can vary, but on average it can take several months.

How to Pass a Driving Test in Canada?

To pass a driving test in Canada, you will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the rules of the road and safe driving practices. This can include things like proper use of signals, following the speed limit, and obeying traffic laws.

What Is an Instant Fail on a Driving Test?

  • Collisions (with another vehicle, the curb, pedestrians, etc.)
  • Over speeding by more than 10 mph
  • Leaving a stoplight or stop sign unattended
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way when necessary
  • By one second, tailgating the vehicle in front of you
  • Spending an extended period of time on your phone or otherwise taking your eyes off the road
  • Failure to follow the instructions of the examiner
  • Inducing the examiner to intervene by grabbing the steering wheel
  • Stopping on railroad tracks or at pedestrian crossings

How Many Times Can You Do a Driving Test?

It is not limited to how many times you can take the test. Retests will be required after 10 days if you fail.

How Many Driving Lessons Do You Need Before the Test in Canada?

In addition to 45 hours of driving lessons, learners need to practise 20 hours to pass the driving test.

How Many Questions Are on the Canadian Drivers Test?

The number of questions on a Canadian driver’s test can vary by province, but typically it is around 30 to 40 questions.

Which Province Has the Hardest Driving Test?

The difficulty of a driving test can vary by province, but it’s important to note that the test is designed to ensure that you are a safe and responsible driver.

An interesting point to know is that according to recent statistics, those taking a driving test in Montreal have a significantly higher chance of failing than those taking the test elsewhere.

Only 61% of test takers in Montreal receive a passing score on their first attempt, whereas this percentage rises to 77% in Quebec City, 80% in Sherbrooke, and 94% in the Gaspe.

It can be because of the heavy traffic, more pedestrians, more cyclists and all in all,  lots of more challenges than on rural roads.

Attending many immigrants in driving test in Montreal can result in the lower pass rate, as some of them  bring their drivers’ licenses from their home country and haven’t taken the beneficial lessons locally.

What Are the Most Common Mistakes on the Driving Test?

The most common mistakes on a driving test in Canada can include things like failing to signal, not checking blind spots, and not following the speed limit.

Getting deeper in driving in Canada

What Is a Young Driver Fee?

This is an additional fee charged by some insurance companies for drivers under a certain age, typically 25.

It is also known as (Under 25 or Underage Fee). It is a daily fee charged by car rental companies to compensate them for the extra risk of accidents when young renters drive. Younger drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in accidents.

Why Do Insurance Companies Charge More for Young Drivers?

Insurance companies may charge more for young drivers because they are considered to be a higher risk due to their lack of driving experience.

What Is the Driving Record Definition?

A driving record is a record of a person’s driving history, including any traffic violations or accidents.

What Is a Clean Driving Record?

A clean driving record means that a person has not been convicted of any serious traffic offenses and has no outstanding fines or penalties.

Does Your Driving Record Follow You to Another Province in Canada?

A driving record typically stays within the province it was issued, but some provinces may share information with other provinces.

Is Driving in Canada Easy?

There are some slight differences between the laws and provincial rules of the road between the countries, but for the most part driving in Canada is very similar to driving elsewhere. There are no right-hand turns on red lights in Montreal (but you can turn right on red in the rest of Quebec), and speed is measured in kilometers per hour (not miles).

Overall it is considered to be safe and well-regulated.

Riding a Motorcycle in Canada

What Do I Need to Ride a Motorcycle in Canada?

  • You must be at least 16 years old and hold a Class 7 learner’s permit for at least one year.
  • You must pass a Class 6 knowledge and road exam if you currently hold a full Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Before you can obtain a full Class 6 license if you do not already possess a Class 5 or Class 7 license, you must fulfill all the requirements of Class 7, pass a Class 6 knowledge and road test, and be admitted to the GDL program.
  • You must pass a Class 6 knowledge and road exam if you hold a Class 5 or Class 7 license.

Do I Need a Special License to Drive a Motorcycle in Canada? (Kinds of Motorcycle Licenses)

You require a M Class license in order to ride a motorbike. Your choice of motorbike will determine the sort of license you receive.

  • There are three primary types:

M (includes M1 and M2)

for motorbikes traveling at top speed.

M with L (includes M1 and M2-L)

Mopeds and motorized scooters (sometimes known as “limited-speed” motorbikes) are covered by condition M with L (includes M1 and M2-L).

M with condition M

for bikes with three wheels (includes M1 and M2-M).

The Steps to Get a Motorcycle Licence

How to obtain a motorcycle license is provided here:

Step One—Take the M1 Test

Grab a copy of the motorbike manual and spend some time studying it. Then, at any driving test location, take the M1 knowledge test (multiple choice). Before you may upgrade to an M2 Licence, you must wait 60 days. If you’re a sensible person, you’ll schedule your M1 test 60 days prior to the start of your course. The M1 permit expires in 90 days, so keep that in mind!

Four requirements must be met in order to ride a motorbike with this M1 Learner’s Permit:

1) You may only bike in the daytime.

2) You must not go on any highway in the 400-series.

3) Your blood alcohol level must be zero.

4) Bicycling with a passenger is prohibited.

Step Two—Take the M2 Test

You might travel to a Ministry office and take the test there for the M2 Licence. You must bring your own bike, though, and you won’t have received the coaching and beneficial teaching that an authorized school provides.

Additionally, you will receive a certificate that will cut your insurance cost if you graduate from an accredited institution.

An in-class session is required for the M2 license course at an approved school before a two-day practical course, which is frequently over the weekend. To participate in the training, you must bring your M1 license as well as some basic safety equipment, such as a helmet, jacket, gloves that cover your wrists, and boots that protect your ankles. The bikes are provided by the school!

You will get a sealed envelope with your documents for the license upgrading once you pass the test. The Drive Test site is where you must bring that to receive a temporary M2 license. The permanent license will arrive by mail after that.

All of the riding requirements have been dropped with your M2 upgrade, with the exception of the zero blood-alcohol content requirement, which should be followed when operating any vehicle, but especially a motorbike.

Step Three-M Licence test

You can either enroll in the school once more for the entire course in order to obtain your M Licence, or you can visit a Ministry office with your own motorcycle for the test.

You are a fully licensed rider with your M Licence. To further hone your riding abilities, it is always wise to enroll in additional classes.

What Is the Difference Between an A1 and A2 Motorcycle License?

A1 Full Licence

Motorcycle riders must be 17 years old or older to obtain an A1 full license. According to the law, riders between the ages of 17 and 19 are only permitted to ride (for training and learning purposes) motorcycles with an engine displacement of no more than 125 cc and a maximum power output of 11 kW. You can get rid of your learner plates, carry a passenger, use the highways, and get some practice riding a 125cc motorcycle safely if you pass your A1 motorcycle license exam and receive your full A1 motorcycle license.

A2 Licence

If you are between the ages of 19 and 24, you are only allowed to ride bicycles with a maximum power output of 35kW. (47BhP). For this, you must pass the practical exams for your A2 license. The practical test, but not the motorcycle theory test, must be passed again if you have already passed the full A1 motorcycle license tests. A2 license motorcycles must have at least 395cc and a power output of between 25kW and 35kW to qualify as intermediate motorcycles. After earning your A2 license, you will be eligible for a full restricted motorcycle license, which permits you to ride an intermediate motorcycle without L plates, transport passengers, and access highways.

Is the CA Motorcycle Permit Test Hard?

Although the motorcycle permit test is shorter than the standard driver’s license examination, you still need to put a lot of effort into your studies to have a chance of passing it.

Can I Ride a Motorcycle in the Winter in Canada?

There are three fundamental guidelines for motorcycling in the winter:

  1. Never, ever ride after dark
  2. only go outside if the roads are clear of snow and ice
  3. and wear layers of clothing to be warm.
  • You simply can’t see the road surface well enough after dark to determine whether you are riding on black ice or sand left behind by a snow plow. Also, the temperature will drop rapidly. Plan accordingly to ensure that you absolutely do not do it.
  • When a two-wheeled vehicle encounters snow or ice, it won’t just skid as a car would; instead, it will slip out or topple over.
  • Snowmobilers have figured it out, and you can too, but if you gain too much weight, you won’t be able to maneuver the bike properly.

Can I Buy a Motorcycle Without Insurance in Canada?

Motorcycle insurance is mandated by law in Canada. You, your motorcycle, and other passengers will be safeguarded by insurance. It will shield you from harm in more ways than just an accident. Theft and vandalism are also covered by the appropriate insurance policy. Depending on the province you are in, there may be differences in the exact coverage necessary by law.

To ascertain your eligibility and what coverage you require on the road, speak with a licensed insurance broker. Some of the sorts of coverages your broker may urge you to think about include the following:

  • Collision
  • Comprehensive
  • Uninsured motorist coverage
  • Accident forgiveness

Is Motorcycle Insurance Expensive in Canada?

In Canada, operating a motorcycle is thought to be riskier than operating a car, hence insurance for a motorcycle also costs more.

The typical cost of bike insurance is $2500 per year, or $208 per month.

Below are the average annual expenses for popular insurance policies in Canada for comparison’s sake:

  • Home: $960/year
  • Car: $1150/year
  • Tenant: $330/year
  • Landlord: $4000-$9000/year (depending on the type of property)
  • Motorcycle: $2500/year

As you can see, the cost of motorbike insurance is greater than average.

On the other hand, a motorcycle is typically far less expensive to purchase than a car.

Hence, if you live somewhere where you can ride a bike all year long, you may do the math to determine whether you would ultimately save money (or at least for the first few years).

Having said that, a variety of factors influence the cost of your motorcycle insurance.

Can I Buy a Motorcycle Without a Motorcycle License in Canada?

Without a safety certificate, a vehicle can be bought and registered, but it cannot have its own plates or be driven.

Our last words on driving in Canada

Here we did our best to give you all the information you need about driving in Canada to make your journey easier. We will be more than glad to answer any questions you might have!

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