Get a driver's licence

  1. Find out if you're eligible
  2. Learner stage
  3. Novice stage
  1. Find out if you're eligible

    Eligibility

    New drivers must complete the Graduated Driver Licensing Program to get a Yukon driver's licence. You must:

    • Be at least 15 years of age;
    • Provide valid identification;
    • Pass a sign and written test; and
    • Pass a vision test.

    Get your licence

    You have to complete the learner, novice and full driver stages of the Graduated Driver Licensing Program to get your licence.

  2. Learner stage

    Take the written test

    1. Study the Yukon Driver’s Basic Handbook to prepare for the written test.
    2. Come to a Motor Vehicles office to take your test. The test fee is $20. If you don't pass the written test, you can take it again as early as the following day for $20.
    3. Bring 2 pieces of identification with your full legal name, date of birth, photo, signature and proof you are a Yukon resident. You might need to bring more than 1 document. See Identity documents needed to get a driver's licence for detailed information.
    4. If you are under 18 you need to bring a parent or legal guardian. They will also have to show proof of identity and that they are a Yukon resident.

    Take the vision test

    We check your vision to make sure you can drive safely. You may need further vision testing by an optometrist or ophthalmologist if you don’t pass the vision screening. If you need to wear glasses or contact lenses when you drive, this restriction will be shown on your licence.

    Get your learner's licence

    You will get a learner’s licence and package once you've passed the written and vision tests.

    Complete 50 hours of driving

    Now that you have your learner's licence you need to log 50 hours of driving practice with a co-driver. This takes a minimum of 6 months and we recommend you gain experience driving in a variety of traffic and weather situations. Display the "L" sign on the back of your car every time you drive.

    Driver restrictions

    • You and your co-driver must be sober. There is zero tolerance for alcohol or drug use.
    • You can't use any hand-held or hands-free electronic devices while driving.
    • Your co-driver must hold a valid minimum class 5 licence for at least 2 years.
    • You are limited to operating passenger vehicles. This includes cars, trucks and vans that do not exceed a 7-person capacity.
    • No passengers are allowed in the box of a truck.
    • You are not allowed to tow a trailer.

    Passenger restrictions

    • You can carry immediate family members as passengers in your vehicle. This includes parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters or your children.
    • Everyone must wear a seat belt. You can have no more than 7 passengers.
  3. Novice stage

    Take your road test

    You must be at least 16 years old, have had your learner’s licence for 6 months and accumulated 50 hours of driving time before you take your road test.

    • Contact your nearest Motor Vehicles office to book a road test appointment.
    • Road tests cost $20.
    • This test typically takes less than 1 hour.
    • You must provide a safe vehicle with valid insurance and registration.

    The test covers:

    • using intersections (driving through, turning right, turning left);
    • backing up;
    • entering traffic;
    • pulling over and stopping on the side of the road;
    • changing lanes;
    • parking on a hill;
    • starting on a hill;
    • angle parking;
    • parallel parking;
    • stall parking (driving forward and backing up);
    • 2 and 3 point turns;
    • merging on and off a highway; and
    • general driving (such as driving straight, driving on hills and curves).

    Once you pass the road test, you will be issued a novice licence.

    Follow the novice stage restrictions and conditions

    You must hold a novice licence for at least 18 months in a row without violating the following restrictions.

    • You and your co-driver must be sober. There is zero tolerance for alcohol or drug use.
    • You must be accompanied by a co-driver between midnight and 5 a.m.
    • Your co-driver must hold a valid minimum class 5 licence for at least 2 years.
    • Co-driver restriction may not apply to a driver who has been approved for a midnight work travel exemption. Contact Motor Vehicles office for more information.
    • You can't use any hand-held or hands-free electronic devices while driving.
    • You are limited to operating passenger vehicles. This includes cars, trucks and vans that do not exceed a 9-person capacity.
    • No passengers are allowed in the box of a truck.
    • You are not allowed to tow a trailer.

    Full licence

    After completing the novice stage, the next step is to apply for a full licence. You can do this at any Motor Vehicles office.