Obtaining a Driver's Licence

Tractors (Class 8)

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To obtain a Class 8 tractor driver's licence, you must pass 3 SAAQ knowledge tests.

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 and 6E), you may drive a tractor.

1 Eligibility

To obtain a Class 8 licence, you must:

If you are not a Canadian citizen

You must provide proof that you are authorized to stay in Canada for at least 6 months.

You must schedule an appointment before undertaking the procedure to obtain a Class 8 driver's licence.

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

A clerk will ask you which official documents you have in your possession (birth certificate, Permanent Resident Card, passport, etc.) to determine your status and check which procedure applies to your situation.

2 Preparing for the knowledge tests

To prepare for the tests

We recommend that you study the following publications:

They can be purchased from Publications du Québec and at bookstores.

We also recommend:

3 Knowledge tests and vision test

Before scheduling an appointment for the knowledge tests and the vision test

You should study the following guides:

Passing mark

The passing mark is 75% for each of the 3 knowledge tests.

Taking the knowledge tests

You must schedule an appointment

Online

Driving Test – Tractor

Using the automated telephone service

Making an appointment for a driving test

On the day of the tests

You must:

Step 1 – Go to the service outlet with which you scheduled an appointment to take the tests

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 one of the following:

  • Original copy of the birth certificate issued by the Directeur de l’état civil du Québec after January 1, 1994 or by another Canadian province or territory
  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate with photo
  • Canadian passport
  • Official Canadian Armed Forces identity card
  • Certificate of Indian Status

The other document may be one of the following:

  • Health Insurance Card
  • Driver’s licence issued by a jurisdiction other than Québec
If you were not born in Canada

At least one of the two documents must be one of the following:

  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate with photo
  • Official Canadian Armed Forces identity card
  • Proof of known legal presence in Canada
  • Permanent Resident Card

The other document may be one of the following:

  • Health Insurance Card
  • Foreign driver’s licence

Step 3 – If you are under age 18, present the Consent of a Person Having Parental Authority (PDF, 103 KB) form, duly completed and signed by your mother, father or legal guardian

Step 4 – Pass the knowledge tests and the vision test

Step 5 – Pay the applicable fees for:

  • the knowledge tests
  • 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.

If you fail the tests

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