Apply for your ON License

  • How old must I be before I can apply for a licence in Ontario?
    You may apply for your licence as early as age 16.
  • Are there any necessary documents I should have with me when I go in to apply for my Ontario licence?
    Of course, there are. When you go in to apply for your licence, you are required to have documents that show your

    • Legal Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Original Signature

    These can be documents such as a Passport (Canadian or Foreign), Canadian citizenship card with photo, Ontario Photo card, Employee/Student Authorization Form, Birth Certificate, etc.

  • Where is the closest place to go to apply for a driver’s licence in Ontario?
    There are 56 centers and 39 travel points across the province ready to serve you. You will easily find an MTO location near you.
  • How do I contact my nearest Ontario MTO office?
    Contacting your nearest MTO office should be a breeze. Just call (614) 752-7500 or go online at
  • Who can bring me for my written (G1) test in Ontario?
    If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must bring you.
  • Do I need a physical when getting my licence in Ontario?
    No, a physical isn’t required in order to get your licence in Ontario.
  • Will a vision test be necessary when I go in to apply for my Ontario driver’s licence?
    Absolutely. The vision test is required when you go in to take your written test. It is all a part of acquiring your G1 licence.
  • Where do I go to get my Ontario driver’s licence picture taken?
    Your driver’s licence photo will be taken at your local MTO office.
  • How do I get a licence in Ontario?
    Applying for a licence in Ontario is about a 24 month process. There are steps put into place that allow you to easily transition into becoming a responsible licensed driver. You will….

    • First: Take and pass a written exam that will give you a G1 licence.
    • Second: Hold your G1 licence for at least 12 months. (Certain restrictions apply with this licence such as no driving without a G licensed driver with at least 4 years of experience in the front seat with you at all times), OR take a driver’s education course at a driving school and wait only 8 months
    • Third: Take and pass your G1 licence road test (including parallel parking and a few other things). Obtain your G2 licence.
    • Fourth: Hold your G2 licence for at least 12 months. Then apply for your regular G licence.