If you are travelling in Québec, you may drive with your foreign driver's licence for 6 consecutive months if your licence:
You may drive any type of vehicle, as long as the licence issued by your country of origin authorizes you to and you abide by its conditions.
You must hold a valid international driving permit to be allowed to continue to drive on Québec roads.
You must always drive with both licences – your foreign driver's licence and your international driving permit. You are allowed to drive in Québec for as long as your international driving permit remains valid.
The international driving permit can only be issued in the country in which you obtained your driver's licence, and it is valid for one year. You must apply for your permit before coming to Québec.
We recommend that you get an international driving permit before coming to Québec, regardless of the length of your stay.
If the licence issued in your country of origin so authorizes, you may operate an automobile, motorcycle or moped or scooterA 2- or 3-wheel passenger vehicle equipped with an electric motor or a gasoline-powered engine with a cylinder capacity of no more than 50 cc and an automatic transmission. for a maximum period of 6 consecutive months.
After that time, you are required to hold a Québec licence. You may apply for a Québec licence as soon as you arrive in the province. The process for obtaining such a licence varies depending on which country issued your driver's licence.
Last update: December 31, 2021