Obtaining a Driver's Licence

Tractors (Class 8)

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To obtain a Class 8 tractor driver's licence, you must pass the SAAQ knowledge test.

A Class 8 licence allows its holder to drive only a tractorA tractor used for farm-related purposes..

If you hold a driver's licence or a probationary licence of another class (except 6D), you may drive a tractor.

1 Eligibility

To obtain a Class 8 licence, you must:

If you are not a Canadian citizen

Call us to check whether you can obtain a driver’s licence, depending on your status in Canada. You must make an appointment by telephone before you begin the process to obtain a Class 8 licence.

Montréal area: 514-954-7771
Elsewhere in Québec: 1-888 356-6616

2 Knowledge test and vision test

    • Costs

      • Knowledge Tests: $12.00
      • Cost of the Driver's Licence: $54.87
    • Time/Duration

      • Approximately 30 minutes

To prepare for the tests

We recommend that you study the following publications:

Paper copies can also be purchased at Québec bookstores.

We also recommend:

Passing mark

The passing mark is 75%.

Contents of the test

You will take a test that covers:

  • the Highway Safety Code
  • road sign and signals
  • behaviours and driving techniques

You must schedule an appointment:

Online

Driving

Using the automated telephone service

On the To Reach Us webpage, under the heading Appointement for a Driving Test - you will have to provide your learner's licence number.

On the day of the test

You must follow the steps below:

Step 1 – Go to the service outlet where you scheduled an appointment to take the test.

Step 2 – Prove your identity:

  • if this is your first application for a driver's licence, you must present 2 official documents, including one with photo

Documents you must present in order to obtain a driver's licence for the first time

If you were born in Canada

At least one of the two documents must be:

  • the original copy of the birth certificate issued by the Directeur de l’état civil du Québec after January 1, 1994, or by the government body responsible for vital statistics in another Canadian jurisdiction (note that in the case of Ontario, the accepted documents are the short form birth certificate or the original Certified copy of birth registration, which includes an official number and is issued by the Office of the Registrar General of Ontario)
  • a Canadian Citizenship Certificate with photo
  • a Canadian passport
  • an official Canadian Armed Forces identity card
  • a Certificate of Indian Status

The other document may be:

  • a health insurance card
  • a driver’s licence issued by another jurisdiction
If you were not born in Canada

At least one of the two documents must be:

  • a Canadian Citizenship Certificate with photo
  • a Canadian passport
  • an official Canadian Armed Forces identity card
  • other proof of known legal presence in Canada
  • Permanent Resident Card

The other document may be:

  • a health insurance card
  • a foreign driver’s licence

Step 3 – If you are under age 18, present the Consent of a Person Having Parental Authority (PDF, 123.4 ko) form, duly completed and signed by your father, mother or legal guardian

Step 4 – Pass the knowledge tests and the vision test

Step 5 – Pay the applicable fees for:

  • the knowledge test
  • the Class 8 licence

Payment methods

At our service outlets, we accept payment:

  • in cash
  • by Interac (debit card)—not available in some service outlets
  • by cheque or money order

Payment by credit card is not accepted.

Payment methods

At our service outlets, we accept payment:

  • in cash
  • by Interac (debit card)—not available in some service outlets
  • by cheque or money order

Payment by credit card is not accepted.

If you cheat on the knowledge test

The only material you are allowed to use during the test is a dictionary that does not contain any illustrations, and the material provided by the SAAQ. Any other documents and all electronic devices are prohibited during the test (“cheat sheets,” notes, cell phones, smart watches, etc.). Having any prohibited material or electronic devices with you at the test, regardless of whether or not you actually use them, or trying in any way to contact someone or obtain outside assistance, will be considered cheating. Anyone found cheating will automatically fail all sections of the test and will have to wait at least 56 days before being allowed to take the test again. If it’s not the first time that person has been caught cheating, that person will have to wait at least 90 days.

If you fail the test

You must wait at least 28 days before you will be allowed to retake the test. You will have to reschedule another appointment.

Last update: January 31, 2022