Obtaining a Licence


Driving record

  • You must have fewer than 4 demerit points entered in your record.
  • Your driver's licence must not have been suspended or revoked in the previous 2 years as a result of an accumulation of demerit points or a driving-related Criminal Code offence.

Driving experience

  • You must have 36 months of experience as a holder of a Class 5 (automobile) driver's licence or probationary licence
  • OR
  • You must have 24 months of experience as a holder of a Class 5 (automobile) driver's licence or probationary licence if you have:
    • completed training leading to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP) in truck transportation issued by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur 
    • OR
    • completed 300 hours of driving a Class 1 vehicle on public roads, including at least 40 hours of driving with a driving school 

Driving schools that offer the DEP in truck transportation

Centre de formation en transport de Charlesbourg (website in French only)

700, rue de l'Argon
Québec (Québec)  G2N 2G5
Telephone: 418-634-5580

Centre de formation en transport routier de Saint-Jérôme (website in French only)

17000, rue Aubin
Mirabel (Québec)  J7J 1B1
Telephone: 450-435-0167
Toll free: 1-877-435-0167

École du routier G.C. inc. (website in French only)

2220, rue Louis-Allyson
Trois-Rivières (Québec)  G8Z 4P3
Telephone: 819-379-9209

École du routier R.C. inc. (website in French only)

2150, rue André-C.-Hamel
Drummondville (Québec)  J2C 8B1
Telephone: 1-888-472-9209

École du routier professionnel du Québec (1996) inc. (website in French only)

12305, boulevard Métropolitain Est
Montréal (Québec)  H1B 5R3
Telephone: 514-640-1666

Extra centre de formation (website in French only)

1263, rue Volta
Boucherville (Québec)  J4B 7M7
Telephone: 450-641-2626

If your driving school does not offer the DEP

The training must include at least 40 hours of driving given by a heavy vehicle driving school and a professional internship for the number of hours needed to complete the required 300 hours of driving on public roads.

Last update: May 12, 2022