Canadian or Foreign Driver's Licence

You can continue to drive with a licence issued outside Québec

If you hold a driver’s licence issued outside Québec, you will remain authorized to drive until August 29, 2023, provided your licence remains valid in the jurisdiction where it was issued. This will give you longer than the usual six months to exchange your current licence for a Québec licence.

Non-resident of Québec

If your principal residence is not in the province of Québec and you hold a valid driver’s licence issued by another Canadian province or territory or another country, you can drive in Québec for six consecutive months. After that time, you must hold an international driving permit.

New resident in Québec

If you are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people with a different immigration status who establish their principal residence in the province of Québec, you must obtain a Québec licence. You can apply for your licence as soon as you arrive.


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Last update: March 15, 2023